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Philosopher A.C. Grayling: The ‘Golden Rule’ ignores diversity

British philosopher and public intellectual A.C. Grayling claimed at the Sydney Writers’ Festival that the biblical Golden Rule — one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself — is not always a good standard for morality, because it ignores differences between people. “But you have to…

Report: Rudy Giuliani running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – It remains unofficial, but former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is poised to run for president in 2012, according to Weekly Standard editor William Kristol. Kristol, a neoconservative commentator who’s well connected in Republican circles, reported in a post titled “Rudy’s Running“: “I’m told by two reliable…

China urges U.S. to protect creditors after S&P warning

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the United Statesmust take “responsible” measures to protect investors in its debt after Standard & Poor’s threatened to lower its credit rating on the United States due to a bulging budget deficit. “We hope the U.S. government will take responsible policies and measures to…

Daylight Savings begins tonight

2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning marks the end of Standard time and the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Fifty-nine minutes will disappear as most United States residents set their clocks ahead one hour. Many national agencies recommend checking all household smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on this day. The Centers…

Steele’s ‘amnesia’ continues with cryptic comments on Ensign

‘You’re Mister Double Standard,’ journalist tells Steele Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele seems to be suffering from a mild form of amnesia. Or maybe, like the character Billy Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, he’s become “unstuck in time.” Whatever the reason, Steele just can’t seem to remember the order of…

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