THE PUBLIC EYE: Waiting For the Revolution

By Bob Burnett
Friday June 14, 2013 - 06:53:00 AM

In the latest recovery, 93 percent of the gains went to the top 1 percent. How long will it take before the 99 percent realize they’re getting shafted? When will American workers revolt?

It’s clear to most observers that the American economy has lost its heart and now is being run for the benefit of the rich. Over the past twenty years, US GDP and productivity increased while average household income was stagnant. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: GOP Senators Kill Paycheck Fairness Act

By Ralph E. Stone
Friday June 14, 2013 - 07:55:00 AM

The entire cast of Republican Senators voted June 4 to kill the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), equal pay legislation intended to close loopholes and strengthen the Equal Pay Act (EPA), first signed into law by President Kennedy over 50 years ago. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Misperceived by Society

By Jack Bragen
Thursday June 13, 2013 - 10:14:00 PM

Most people are taught by sensationalized news and exaggerated movies to be paranoid about persons with mental illness. People should realize that most mentally ill people are not dangerous, and on the contrary, are often victimized by criminals who see us as relatively defenseless people. -more-