New: ECLECTIC RANT: ObamaCare and the McCarran-Ferguson Act's Exemption from the Antitrust Laws

By Ralph E. Stone
Tuesday April 01, 2014 - 09:07:00 PM

The Patient Protection Act and the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) seems to be working. Admittedly, this is not a universal view. But as of the March 31st deadline, it appears that the goal of 7 million signees may have been reached. This is quite an achievement considering the computer glitches encountered by consumers along the way. One problem, however, is that private, for-profit insurers are not under enough competitive pressure to keep premiums low. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE:Accelerating Use of Renewable Energy

By Bob Burnett
Saturday March 29, 2014 - 09:35:00 AM

US energy policy is stuck on reliance on natural gas. Most Americans understand that by the middle of the century most of our energy will have to be supplied by renewables – wind, water, and solar – but we seem content to use natural gas for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, this is not a realistic policy. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Accepting and Validating Ourselves

By Jack Bragen
Friday March 28, 2014 - 05:37:00 PM

It is not necessary to incorporate other people's expectations into your mind and heart. Other people may or may not understand you, and you need not follow their standards. When we allow ourselves to absorb other people's messages that try to define who and what we are, it sometimes leads to our own programming mimicking these ideas in the form of self-denigrating thoughts. -more-