THE PUBLIC EYE: Forecasting the Midterm Elections in the South

Bob Burnett
Friday March 02, 2018 - 12:01:00 PM

The 2018 midterm elections will occur on November 6th. Democrats need to win 24 seats to take back the house and 2 seats to gain control of the Senate. This week we look at the 11 southern states where there are a handful of opportunities for the Democrats. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Mindfulness to Address Psychosis

Jack Bragen
Friday March 02, 2018 - 11:04:00 AM

In this week's column, I am taking a break from national events and offering some escapism in the form of meditation hints. Maybe next week I will be back to talking about the jeopardy we mentally ill, and everyone else, are facing due to the current political and social climate. Meanwhile, here come some methods that might make you feel a bit better, and that might, along with conventional treatment, help create clearer thinking. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Modest Proposals to Address Gun Violence

Ralph E. Stone
Friday March 02, 2018 - 11:06:00 AM


Like many Americans, I am appalled at the level of gun violence in this country. Therefore, I favor reasonable federal gun control measures to limit such violence. While in the U.S. Army, I was trained in a number of small arms, including the M-16 rifle, the military version of the AR-15. As an officer, I carried a .45 caliber pistol during the Vietnam War. As a civilian, I never saw the need to own a gun, but I understand that other law-abiding citizens must have their guns..

Let’s start with a Congressional ban of AR-15-type semi-automatic weapons and bump stocks. -more-