THE PUBLIC EYE: Maybe Bernie Can Win

Bob Burnett
Thursday January 21, 2016 - 03:13:00 PM

I’m beginning to believe Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination and then the presidency.

Sunday night, January 17th, I watched the Democratic presidential debates with my wife, a Hillary Clinton supporter, and stepson, an Edward Snowden fan. After two hours – of a real debate – they concluded Bernie Sanders had won. (That was the critical consensus.)

Since Bernie announced his candidacy, I’ve been torn. On the one hand, I’ve long admired Sanders. It’s hard not to respect someone who was born the same year that I was and has paid his dues as a liberal activist and politician. On the other hand, I feel it’s time for a woman to be President and I like Hillary. And, given the slate of truly dreadful candidates, any Democrat is preferable to whomever the GOP eventually nominates. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Palin Endorses Trump: Let the Fun Begin

Ralph E. Stone
Friday January 22, 2016 - 11:54:00 AM

Sarah Palin, winner of the 1984 Miss Wasilla beauty pageant, former Alaska governor, and 2008 Republican Vice presidential nominee, has endorsed Donald Trump for president. Since leaving office, Palin has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement. Palin is a lifetime member of the NRA, opposes abortion, against same-sex marriage, in favor of capital punishment, opposes the legalization of marijuana, rejects amnesty for illegal immigrants, and opposes ObamaCare. She's Trump's kind of woman -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: The Mystery of Evolving Past Unawareness

Jack Bragen
Friday January 22, 2016 - 01:41:00 PM

Hard knocks can do a person some good, but only if something is learned as a result. (This is not to say that you should go looking for them.) If a situation goes south, and if it is painful enough, you can learn from it, and try not to repeat the same mistakes. Or you could do otherwise; for example, blame someone else, and continue the flawed behavior. -more-