THE PUBLIC EYE: US Energy Policy: A Bridge to Nowhere

By Bob Burnett
Friday November 01, 2013 - 09:40:00 AM

Recent polls indicate that Americans do not appear to be concerned about global climate change or national energy policy. Understandably, most of us are worried about jobs, the economy, and gridlock in Washington. America’s narrow focus is unfortunate, because the decisions we make about energy today will determine the quality of life for our descendants. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Disabled People with Aging Parents

By Jack Bragen
Friday November 01, 2013 - 10:09:00 AM

More often than for most people in mainstream society, psychiatrically disabled people do not outlive our parents. -more-

New: DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE: Torpedoing the Iran Nuclear Talks

By Conn Hallinan
Monday October 28, 2013 - 09:18:00 PM

As the U.S. and its allies prepare for another round of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, powerful and wealthy opponents—from the halls of Congress to Middle East capitals—are maneuvering to torpedo them. At stake is the real possibility of a war with consequences infinitely greater than the 2003 invasion of Iraq. -more-

THE PUBLIC EYE: The Politics of Hate

By Bob Burnett
Friday October 25, 2013 - 02:36:00 PM

In 2008, I was in line to hear Barack Obama’s Denver acceptance speech when I encountered protestors holding signs: “God Hates Obama.” I told them I didn’t believe in a God of hate and one of the protestors yelled back, “And God hates you!” It was my introduction to the politics of hate that has characterized the Republican Party for the last five years. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Atypical Antipsychotic Medications

By Jack Bragen
Thursday October 24, 2013 - 08:39:00 PM

Prior to the invention of atypical antipsychotic medications, people took older meds such as Thorazine, Haldol, Stelazine, Navane, and Prolixin--most of these came into existence beginning in the 1950's. The older drugs had some nasty side effects. The atypical ones have side effects as well. -more-