THE PUBLIC EYE: Trump’s immigration policy leads to war

Bob Burnett
Friday February 03, 2017 - 07:58:00 AM

In the wake of Donald Trump's abrasive January 27th immigration order, some critics have described a White House in chaos and characterized Trump's policy czar, Steve Bannon, as "in his over his head." Wrong. Trump and Bannon know exactly what they are doing. Trump's immigration orders portend a devastating campaign against immigrants, one that will lead to war in the Middle East. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Why Many Mental Illnesses are Disabling

Jack Bragen
Friday February 03, 2017 - 08:24:00 AM

Human beings in most places of our planet seem to judge people by their position in life. In the U.S., and probably in most countries, that translates to a person’s success level at a career. Many persons with mental illness are deprived of having a good career--and this is a hindrance to self-value as well as to being valued by others. -more-

Updated: ECLECTIC RANT: Yiannopoulis’ scheduled appearance at UC Berkeley

Ralph E. Stone
Monday February 06, 2017 - 12:57:00 PM

The Berkeley College Republicans hosted conservative Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at UC Berkeley. Known by many as a hate-filled agent provocateur, his scheduled appearance sparked demonstrations. The UC Berkeley administration initially took the high road, saying that it could not discriminate based on a speaker's anticipated speech. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Senate Should Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Ralph E. Stone
Friday February 03, 2017 - 10:01:00 AM

The Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court if he is found to be qualified. I understand the Republicans refused to even consider Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, even though Obama had ten months left on his term at the time. I also understand had Hillary Clinton become president, the Republicans indicated no nominee of hers would be confirmed either. -more-