We understand that companies face difficult decisions when it comes to protecting their brands. But IBJ posits that Lilly's decision to punish a race car driver for something his father said before he was born is the kind of decision that can set back progress made on racial tolerance and equality.
As a member of the administration, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats took the most personal risk by standing up to Donald Trump, when he appeared to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community.
To the credit of legislative leaders, they acted swiftly when a lawmaker and legislative staffers accused Attorney General Curtis Hill of touching them inappropriately. But they could have handled other parts of their investigation better.