THE PUBLIC EYE:Will the Economy Determine the Midterms?

Bob Burnett
Saturday August 18, 2018 - 03:47:00 PM

By many indicators, the US economy is strong. As Donald Trump travels around the country campaigning for Republican candidates, he touts the economy as evidence that his policies are working. Will this be enough to determine the outcome of the November 6th midterm elections? -more-

SMITHEREENS: Reflections on Bits & Pieces

Gar Smith
Saturday August 18, 2018 - 03:55:00 PM

Ron Dellums, Presente!

Remembering the Marine Vet Who became an Antiwar Congressman

"If it's radical to oppose the insanity and cruelty of the Vietnam War, if it's radical to oppose racism and sexism and all other forms of oppression, if it's radical to want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, and other forms of human misery, then I'm proud to be called a radical."

-- Representative Ron Dellums

Here's a video clip of Ron Dellums speaking truth about power onstage at UC Berkeley in 2016. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: The Binding Effects of Antipsychotics

Jack Bragen
Saturday August 18, 2018 - 03:37:00 PM

"Muscle Rigidity" is one of the many documented side effects that are probable in all antipsychotic medications. We also get "motor restlessness," as well as dry mouth, tremors, and, in instances more frequent than doctors would like to admit, there is "Tardive Dyskinesia." Tardive Dyskinesia is a syndrome of disfiguring, crippling, involuntary movements of the mouth, face, and upper body. Some of the militant pro-medication advocates have tried to assert that TD is a symptom of the illness. This is one of the more bogus things I've heard someone say. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Pennsylvania Report on pedophile priests

Ralph E. Stone
Saturday August 18, 2018 - 03:44:00 PM

On August 14, 2018, the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report was released to the public identifying more than 1,000 children were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic Church priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials up to the Vatican itself, took steps to cover up the abuse. The Grand Jury report indicted there might be thousands more abused children as some records were lost and some victims were afraid to come forward. Most of the perpetrators if still alive will not be criminally prosecuted because of statutes of limitations.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, "Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of god who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all for decades."

The Vatican expressed “shame and horror” at the scathing report and said the Pope is on the victims’ side. -more-