THE PUBLIC EYE: Five Keys to the Iran Agreement

Bob Burnett
Friday July 17, 2015 - 06:05:00 PM

On July 14th, the United States, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Russia reached an agreement with Iran to “significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.” Beyond the mechanics, there are five keys to this agreement. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Brain Health and Tangential Ramblings

Jack Bragen
Friday July 17, 2015 - 06:25:00 PM

Thirty-two years or so of taking high dosages of antipsychotic medication apparently hasn't ruined my brain. Aside from being a writer, I am still able to meet most of my needs--except for relying on Social Security rather than having a day job. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Gun Control Anyone?

Ralph E. Stone
Friday July 17, 2015 - 06:30:00 PM

Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year old white supremacist, is accused of murdering nine worshippers at the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. President Obama called the shootings "senseless murders" and suggested more gun control is needed in the wake of the tragedy. -more-


Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Friday July 17, 2015 - 06:01:00 PM

Ninety-one year old Ruth Karola Westheimer is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth. The New York Times describes her as a psychologist who became a kind of cultural icon in the 1980s.… She ushered in the new age of freer, franker talk about sex on radio and television—and was endlessly parodied for her enthusiasm and for her accent. Dr. Ruth’s latest book is The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre. -more-