By Conn Hallinan
Thursday April 01, 2010 - 11:04:00 AM

When Israeli Minister without Portfolio Yossi Peled said recently that a war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah was “just a matter of time” and that such a conflict would include Syria, most observers dismissed the comment as little more than posturing by a right-wing former general. But Peled’s threat has been backed by Israeli military maneuvers near the Lebanese border, violations of Lebanese airspace, and the deployment of an anti-missile system on Israel’s northern border. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE:Life after Healthcare: What’s Next for Democrats?

By Bob Burnett
Wednesday March 31, 2010 - 03:05:00 PM

If there was every any doubt, the rowdy passage of the Healthcare Bill indicated we have begun the mid-term elections campaign. Building upon the momentum from their healthcare victory, Dems need to challenge Republicans with a series of bold initiatives to create jobs. -more-

SENIOR POWER: Nursing Homes

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Wednesday March 31, 2010 - 01:40:00 PM

There it was, on the March 22 TV news. Reportage of events associated with the Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (2929 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley) once again brought nursing homes and caretakers, and thereby, elder abuse, into the news. Briefly. -more-