New: DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE: Greece: Fascists At the Gate

Conn Hallinan
Monday March 23, 2015 - 04:22:00 PM

When some 70 members of the neo-Nazi organization Golden Dawn go on trial sometime this spring, there will be more than street thugs and fascist ideologues in the docket, but a tangled web of influence that is likely to engulf Greece’s police, national security agency, wealthy oligarchs, and mainstream political parties. While Golden Dawn—with its holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes—makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, in fact the organization has roots deep in the heart of Greece’s political culture -more-


Jack Bragen
Friday March 20, 2015 - 02:05:00 PM

Medication doesn't usually fully address the problems of a psychotic person. I find that as I get older, I have a lot of residual symptoms that continue, despite taking a generous amount of meds. when the medication may not be working as well it is important to try to be aware of that. And during those times, caution must be used, activities may need to be restricted (preferably voluntarily, by the mentally ill individual) and extra care may need to be taken. -more-

Updated: ECLECTIC RANT: Netanyahu Wins, Peace Loses

Ralph E. Stone
Friday March 20, 2015 - 01:46:00 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has probably retained power in Israel as his Likud party won 29 seats in Parliament while the center-left Zionist Union had 24 seats. The Likud Party is likely to form a coalition to put together a 61-seat majority. -more-

SENIOR POWER: Once upon a time…

Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Friday March 20, 2015 - 02:51:00 PM

A moral conveys a lesson or message to be learned from an event or story. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine or it may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim. Is there a moral to this story? Once upon a time in 19th century New York City, as Manhattan Island was known, there lived three sisters: Charlotte, Elizabeth, and Mary Dodge. Their once-upon-a-time lives had more than their share of sickness, poverty and loneliness as they aged. -more-