THE PUBLIC EYE:What Do Republican Candidates Stand For?

Bob Burnett
Saturday August 15, 2015 - 08:10:00 AM

The August 6th debate among ten Republican presidential contenders was a ratings winner for Fox News . Out here on the left coast, we learned two things: Donald Trump isn’t going away and the Republicans lack a plan for America. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Cognitive Exercises as Augment to Treatment

Jack Bragen
Saturday August 15, 2015 - 08:05:00 AM

One of the reasons that I have been fairly successful at some things in spite of being mentally ill, and have been able to stick with treatment most of the time, is that I have used cognitive techniques to combat much of the suffering that has come up. -more-


Ralph E. Stone
Sunday August 16, 2015 - 09:54:00 AM

In conjunction with Bob Burnett's astute analysis of the Donald Trump phenomenon, here is my take on last Thursday's top-ten Republican debate.

The audience probably learned more from the excellent, pointed questions put to the GOP presidential wannabes than their rambling non-answers. But then this was really a beauty pageant rather than a debate. We got to put faces to names and whether the wannabes could speak coherently. None of the candidates looked particularly presidential. That's probably why Trump is leading in the polls and seems to be featured in the post-debate media. It will be a challenge for the wannabes not named Trump to separate his or herself from the pack. Will Trump falter in future debates and in the Republican primaries? -more-