THE PUBLIC EYE: Kamala’s Big Night

Bob Burnett
Friday June 28, 2019 - 04:37:00 PM

The June 26 and 27 Democratic presidential debates served two purposes: to introduce the twenty top-tier candidates and to determine who was best suited to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The results were somewhat unexpected; on both debate nights the winners were women: Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

Watching a two two-hour debates, each featuring 20 candidates, is like speed dating. Blink and you'd miss a clever quip or an awkward response. There were chaotic periods and many missed opportunities to explain progressive policies to the voters. -more-


Conn Hallinan
Monday June 24, 2019 - 12:19:00 PM

For the second time in a row, Turkish voters have rebuked President Recep Tayyir Erdogan’s handpicked candidate for the mayoralty of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and wealthiest city. The secular Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, swamped Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate Binali Yildirim in an election that many see as a report card on the President’s 17 years of power. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT:Is Trump above the law?

Ralph E.Stone
Friday June 28, 2019 - 05:34:00 PM

Although the Supreme Court in Clinton v. Jones ruled a itting president is not above the law, I'm not so sure this is true in fact in the case of President Donald Trump. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Pursuing Goals Wisely

Jack Bragen
Friday June 28, 2019 - 05:31:00 PM

Many people who suffer with delusional thinking due to psychiatric illness may have chosen paths that will not work in fulfilling their expectations. There are numerous possible reasons for this. If the thought processes are not "tracking reality," it impacts the ability to chart a course in life. The same absence of tracking impacts functioning in numerous areas of life. -more-