New: DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE:The Spanish Labyrinth

Conn Hallinan
Friday June 15, 2018 - 10:03:00 AM

As the socialist-led government takes over in Spain, newly minted Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces at least two daunting tasks: cleaning up the wreckage wrought by years of European Union (EU) enforced austerity and resolving the Catalan crisis exacerbated by Madrid’s violent reaction to last fall’s independence referendum. Unfortunately, his Party’s track record is not exactly sterling on either issue. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE:Donald Trump, Russian Agent

Bob Burnett
Saturday June 16, 2018 - 09:39:00 AM

511 days into the Trump presidency it's clear that Donald is the most destructive US President in recent history. He's divided the nation, alienated our historic allies, and made worse the planet's most pressing problems. Although there are several possible explanations for Trump's disastrous behavior, it's likely that he is acting on behalf of Russia. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Wealth and Fame Are Not the Cure

Jack Bragen
Saturday June 16, 2018 - 09:50:00 AM

Over the many centuries of civilization, people who have experienced disturbances in their lives and minds have provided many of the greatest contributions to society. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Trump Doing Putin’s Work

Ralph E. Stone
Saturday June 16, 2018 - 10:11:00 AM

At the Group of Seven (G7) meeting on June 8, President Trump called for the readmission of Russia into the group. Russia was tossed out of the Group after it annexed Crimea and intervened in the Ukraine and did so even after Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential election. Soon there will be only a de facto G6 Group. -more-