ON MENTAL ILLNESS: These Are Brain Disorders

Jack Bragen
Friday May 12, 2017 - 03:04:00 PM

Many people have the mistaken belief that if someone suffers from a psychiatric condition, it is somehow their fault. The individual is believed to have a character problem, is automatically believed to be psychologically messed-up, and is believed to be of below normal intelligence. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE: Preparing for Trump’s Coup

Bob Burnett
Friday May 19, 2017 - 08:38:00 AM

In the fifties, in Los Angeles schools, students routinely participated in civil defense drills. We were taught "appropriate" actions to take in the event of a Russian nuclear attack, such as "duck and cover." Sixty years later, many Americans are bracing for Donald Trump's attack on the foundations of our democracy. How will we respond when Trump uses some traumatic event as an excuse to claim dictatorial power? -more-


Jack Bragen
Friday May 19, 2017 - 08:27:00 AM

I once had a therapist who couldn't stomach the fact that I am an author. He was overtly sarcastic and obnoxious, and was in the wrong business. He questioned me about my shirt, since it was a nice looking shirt. -more-