“People seek simple solutions to complex problems.”

So goes the adage. The furor over Bob Woodward withholding the president’s early knowledge of how deadly and contagious the coronavirus is proves the adage, and more importantly, illustrates the extent to which America has discarded its ethical lens.

About the writer: Victoria Vuletich is a professor at Western Michigan University Law School and a professional responsibility attorney. She has spoken at Oxford University, Hertford College, U.K. and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, among others, as a frequent commentator on ethics, integrity and civil discourse.

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