THE PUBLIC EYE: Dubya’s Legacy: 10 Suggestions

By Bob Burnett
Friday May 03, 2013 - 07:34:00 AM

Just when most Americans had forgotten the traumatic Bush era, along came the George W. Bush library to reopen old wounds. After the April 25th library dedication, the MSM began to speculate about Dubya’s legacy. A few suggestions: -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Syria and Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Ralph E. Stone
Thursday May 02, 2013 - 08:45:00 PM

On July 23, 2012, Syria admitted possessing a stockpile of chemical weapons, which it claimed are reserved for national defense against foreign countries. One of Syria’s main facilities for producing chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including sarin, a lethal nerve gas, is located in the town of al-Safira, near Aleppo. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Seventeen Years, No Relapse

By Jack Bragen
Thursday May 02, 2013 - 08:30:00 PM

As of this spring, I have gone seventeen years since my last admission to an inpatient psychiatry ward. (I was hospitalized on April Fool's Day, 1996.) I'm not bragging when I say this is a significant accomplishment given my diagnosis of Paranoid-type Schizophrenia, and the severity of my case of this illness. -more-

SENIOR POWER: Three cents for Mom Day

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Thursday May 02, 2013 - 08:32:00 PM

May is designated Older Americans Month in the United States. The 2013 theme is Unleash the Power of Age. Unleash me by emailing suggestions to me, , for a title for this column that’s better than Senor Power!

Annually since 1963, Older Americans Month has, says the Administration on Aging, been a time “to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities… Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom, and life experience with their families, friends, and neighbors.” Sounds like a one-way street with a difficult corner-crossing. And there’s that incessant assumption that senior citizens have families, whereas many are orphaned by age. -more-