New: ECLECTIC RANT: More Troubles for Criminally Indicted PG&E

By Ralph E. Stone
Saturday April 05, 2014 - 03:19:00 PM

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) was recently criminally indicted for twelve violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act. No executives of PG&E were indicted. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE: Building the New Populism

By Bob Burnett
Saturday April 05, 2014 - 09:44:00 AM

It’s a treasured American maxim that every problem is an opportunity in disguise. Seven months before the mid-term election Democrats face a serious problem: most Americans feel the country is headed in the wrong direction and many blame the President. Meanwhile, Republican billionaires are spending millions of dollars on attack ads with the intent of sweeping Dems out of Congress. Nonetheless, 2014 is an opportunity for progressives to remake the Democratic Party with a clear populist ethic. -more-

SENIOR POWER Five “aging” moving pictures

By Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Saturday April 05, 2014 - 09:55:00 AM

Seen any good films lately that were about the passage of time? About people aging? Here are Anita, Gloria, Honey, five people Out Late, plus three Old Goats. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Judgment (as in Discernment) And The Brain

By Jack Bragen
Saturday April 05, 2014 - 09:47:00 AM

I have not formally studied neurology. But, from exposure to mainstream media, from what I have read, and from living in venues of mental health treatment, I have picked up a smattering of information. -more-