ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Adapting to Changing Times and Difficult Conditions

Jack Bragen
Friday September 18, 2015 - 02:54:00 PM

If you have a psychiatric disability and live with minimal responsibilities, adapting to changes may not be incredibly hard. You probably have a cellphone or an iPhone and a computer. You probably understand how to use these. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE: Why Has Hillary Faltered?

Bob Burnett
Friday September 18, 2015 - 03:05:00 PM

During the “summer of Trump,” there’s been a flood of negative news about Hillary Clinton. As a result, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is closer than expected. There are five reasons why Hillary’s campaign has faltered. -more-

SENIOR POWER Four years after Dr. Kevorkian’s death, a California end of life option

Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Friday September 18, 2015 - 03:07:00 PM

On Friday, September 11, 2015, California lawmakers passed legislation that would allow the state to grant terminally ill patients the right to end their own lives legally with prescribed medication. Under the End of Life Option Act, patients with six months or less to live would have the option of authorizing a doctor to administer fatal doses of medicine. The bill then went to Gov. Jerry Brown to sign or veto before it automatically goes into effect in January 2016. -more-

New: ECLECTIC RANT: LGBT Civil Rights Work Still to be Done

Ralph E. Stone
Saturday September 19, 2015 - 03:35:00 PM

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. Thus, the same-sex marriage issue has been won. -more-