THE PUBLIC EYE:Pelosi's Marathon

Bob Burnett
Saturday February 10, 2018 - 04:48:00 PM

I like Nancy Pelosi. She's a smart, hard-working, progressive leader. But she’s getting old, so there have been calls for her to step aside. That's why her February 7th, 8 hour 10 minute filibuster is worthy of mention. When it counts, Pelosi still has what it takes. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: It's Okay to be Mentally Ill, But You're Not Allowed to Act Crazy

Jack Bragen
Saturday February 10, 2018 - 04:55:00 PM

An acquaintance with bipolar is having a manic episode, and one of his reasons for distress is that people aren't that kind toward him. They cannot handle his behavior, and some of the people he deals with are downright condemnatory, because of how he is acting. People continue to expect that this person will follow social norms, and will behave in a manner that is accommodating toward them. This man points out the fact that people sorely lack adequate understanding of his problems. And this includes people who really ought to be helpful, such as fellow mental health consumers, and mental health professionals. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Comment on release of controversial Nunes’ memo

Ralph E. Stone
Saturday February 10, 2018 - 05:05:00 PM

The release of the highly-anticipated Representative Devin Nunes’ memo which claims to show the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI abusing their surveillance power, is really just a list of past Republican talking points on Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. -more-