New: ECLECTIC RANT:The United States versus North Korea

Ralph E. Stone
Monday August 14, 2017 - 10:58:00 AM

The U.S. continues to view North Korea’s rulers as cartoonish madmen. Kim Jong-un, North Korea's ruler, probably isn’t crazy. Like his grandfather and father before him, Kim has generally behaved in a predictable and rational way for the ruler of a small, poor country trying to preserve his own grip on power in the face of bigger and more powerful rivals.

Anyway, it is not advisable to belittle a man with his finger on a nuclear weapon. I find little comfort that Trump has his finger on our nuclear button. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE:6 Months of Trump, 6 Lessons Learned

Bob Burnett
Friday August 11, 2017 - 11:21:00 AM

After six months of the Donald Trump presidency, we know what to expect going forward. We've learned six lessons. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Russiagate in a nutshell

Ralph E. Stone
Friday August 11, 2017 - 11:27:00 AM

Now it seems clear that Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system in the summer and fall before the 2016 presidential election was widespread and included attacks into voter databases and software systems in at least thirty-nine states. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Difficult Realities and Paranoid Reactions

Jack Bragen
Friday August 11, 2017 - 11:14:00 AM

I've had to scrap a previous version of the column for this week, because I realized in the nick of time that it would get people paranoid and/or upset. I was affected by my paranoid symptoms, and had written the piece accordingly. -more-