THE PUBLIC EYE; Negotiating With the American Taliban

By Bob Burnett
Friday August 09, 2013 - 10:22:00 AM

In June the US agreed to < a href=>meet with the Islamic Taliban to discuss the future of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, comparable negotiations between the Obama Administration and the American version of the Taliban, the Tea-Party wing of the Republican Party, have reached an impasse, which threatens to shut down the US government. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Being a Proactive Participant in Treatment

By Jack Bragen
Thursday August 08, 2013 - 06:20:00 PM

Antipsychotic medication is used to treat psychotic illnesses and sometimes bipolar. It is a very imperfect treatment for serious illnesses that might otherwise create enormous amounts of suffering. Medication causes suffering through its side effects. However, untreated mental illness can cause a far greater amount of suffering. -more-