Following the ‘Golden Rule’ is proving a political impossibility

Most religious traditions follow a set of commandments, perhaps written down in a holy book. They differ in the particulars, but the sentiment can be boiled down to what’s called the “Golden Rule” — treat others as one would want to be treated.

You don’t need to subscribe to any faith; just strive to live with honor in a civilized society. But apparently, even that’s too much for some folks who have other priorities.

Will Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims Get Justice?

CHARLOTTE, NC —  There are many questions about how Jeffrey Epstein could take his own life at the federal prison in New York. The justice department is taking action against employees of the prison. The warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York has been temporarily reassigned and two guards who were assigned to his unit at the time of his death are now on administrative leave. What happens next in the case and will his alleged victims get justice?

Whether Church or State, Powerful Men Are Letting Us Down

OPINION — It is not a good time for those who want to believe — in their faith or in their government. No one expects any institution to be perfect, particularly those that are large and complicated. But why do so many have to be perfectly corrupt, spurring cynicism in those once so willing to give the benefit of the doubt?