New: THE PUBLIC EYE: Trump’s Big Deal

Bob Burnett
Saturday September 02, 2017 - 09:22:00 AM

Even though Donald Trump often appears to be out of control, he's executing a disciplined political strategy to tighten his grip on the Republican base. Nonetheless, to hold onto power, Trump's going to have to move beyond his base. To accomplish this, he's working on his biggest deal. -more-


Jack Bragen
Friday September 01, 2017 - 04:44:00 PM

Being nervous or anxious can occur in a wide variety of life situations. In some instances, it serves a purpose. In other instances, it gets in the way. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE: Game of Trump: The Battle of Charlottesville

Bob Burnett
Saturday August 26, 2017 - 09:15:00 AM

We're more than half way through season 1 of "Game of Trump" and each week's episode brings new surprises. The aftermath of the battle of Charlottesville caused Emperor Trump to reveal his true character. Meanwhile, the resistance found new energy. -more-

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGES: Spain: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Conn Hallinan
Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 09:16:00 AM

When the Catalans goes to the polls Oct. 1, much more than independence for Spain’s restive province will be at stake. In many ways the vote will be a sounding board for Spain’s future, but it is also a test of whether the European Union—divided between north and south, east and west—can long endure. -more-

New: ECLECTIC RANT: Trump in the catbird seat

Ralph E. Stone
Saturday September 02, 2017 - 10:36:00 AM

I too am disturbed and even frightened by Trump's latest outrages in a long line of outrages. I'm talking about his Executive Order banning transgender military recruits and his pardoning of former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now he his threatening to shut down the government if the budget does not include money for his wall of shame between the U.S. and Mexico. -more-


Jack Bragen
Saturday August 26, 2017 - 09:03:00 AM

A diagnosis of a psychiatric condition can spell a life of hardship, with few prospects of gratification. It should come as no surprise that many persons with mental illness have a "dual diagnosis"--an addiction to illicit drugs that compounds the psychiatric illness. -more-

SQUEAKY WHEEL: Killing us softly

Toni Mester
Friday August 25, 2017 - 03:24:00 PM
We can still do it

“Charlottesville changed the whole dynamic,” said Mayor Arreguin at last week’s special City Council meeting to consider how Berkeley will respond to another right-wing rally on Sunday. -more-