New: THE PUBLIC EYE; What’s Wrong With US Foreign Policy?

Bob Burnett
Monday September 08, 2014 - 03:43:00 PM

Obama bashing has been one of the characteristics of the 2014 midterm election. For the last few months the President was accused of lacking foreign policy leadership. Republicans blamed Obama for deteriorating conditions in Iraq and Syria, implying the President is solely responsible for the bad news. What’s wrong with US foreign policy? -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Ray McDonald Case May Test NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy

Ralph E. Stone
Friday September 05, 2014 - 08:56:00 AM

I have seen the terrible toll on victims of domestic violence as a volunteer at the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC), helping victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusers. -more-

SENIOR POWER: House call medicine

Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Friday September 05, 2014 - 08:47:00 AM

Does anyone recall House Calls, the 1978 “comedy drama romance” motion picture? Walter Matthau played a middle aged lech-surgeon-widower. The talents of Glenda Jackson, Art Carney and Richard Benjamin were also wasted. It actually went on to one TV season. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Therapeutic Techniques that Aren't as Helpful

Jack Bragen
Friday September 05, 2014 - 01:45:00 PM

Most psychotherapists are probably not aware of this; however, many of the techniques that are used to diffuse anger can create a lot of anguish and dis-empowerment for the consumer. Many of the techniques that are used to get us to behave in a manner which is more convenient or more manageable are harmful for our internal thought structures. This is one reason that some consumers resent mental health practitioners. -more-