THE PUBLIC EYE:Hillary’s Toughest Opponent

Bob Burnett
Friday November 06, 2015 - 01:52:00 PM

It appears that Hillary Clinton will be the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and her Republican opponent will be Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz. Which of these four would the most challenging in a debate? -more-

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE:Portugal’s Democracy Crisis

Conn Hallinan
Thursday November 05, 2015 - 01:40:00 PM

Within a week, Europe will face one of the most serious challenges to democracy it has seen in many decades. On Nov. 10 Portugal’s minority rightwing government will likely lose a vote of confidence, initiating a series of events that will determine whether voters in the European Union (EU) still have the right to a government of their own choosing. -more-


Conn Hallinan
Monday November 02, 2015 - 01:57:00 PM

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works, and there are few people better at engendering it than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Only five months after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its majority in the Turkish parliament, a snap election put it back in the driver’s seat. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Proactively Treating Psychosis

Jack Bragen
Friday November 06, 2015 - 02:01:00 PM

Just as a reminder--this column is merely an opinion column and it is not a substitute for consulting with a mental health professional. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: San Francisco Implements Laura's Law

Ralph E. Stone
Friday November 06, 2015 - 01:55:00 PM

On July 8, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in favor of implementing Laura's Law in the City and County of San Francisco. On November 1, 2015 Laura's Law was implemented under the direction of Angelica Almeida, Ph.D. for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The City’s three-person Laura’s Law team will be the first stop for people whose mental health issues could land them in court for mandated care. Twelve counties have now implemented Laura's Law. -more-