Archive for the 'Editorials' Category

Heather Heyer’s cousin: Racism will get worse unless we stop it now

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Heather Heyer’s cousin: Racism will get worse unless we stop it now By Diana Ratcliff on the CNN News Website on August 20, 2017

Donald Trump’s arts council sends resignation letter to White House – with a hidden message

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Donald Trump’s arts council sends resignation letter to White House – with a hidden message by Evan Bartlett on August 19th 2017.

The White House claimed it already planned to disband the committee (Picture: Getty)

Why did Trump pardon Arpaio?

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why did Trump pardon Arpaio? Because he sees himself in the former sheriff By Catherine Rampell in the Washington Post on August August 28, 2017.

Post editorial writer Quinta Jurecic says President Trump’s reprehensible, and legal, pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio reveals weaknesses in the American system of government. (Gillian Brockell, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)

For Whom Has Trump Made America Great? The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   For Whom Has Trump Made America Great? The Resistance with Keith Olbermann on YouTube.

Letter to Trump Administration about APA National Security-Related Policies

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Letter to Trump Administration about APA National Security-Related Policies.

Psychiatrists’ letter warning Congress of Trump’s mental unfitness for office.

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Goldwater Rule about restrictions on writing about and diagnosing public personalities has loosened considerably. The American Psychoanalytic Association does not find it unethical for its members to do so.

Two dozen members of Congress support the establishment of an 11-member Commission to assess the mental physical capacity of any president to perform his or her duties, Iff the president is deemed unfit, the individual would be removed from the Oval Office. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1967 provided for the establishment of such a Commission but it was never acted upon.

This is the letter warning about Trump and urging the creation of the commission. We are sending this statement to every member of the House of Representatives and every Senator because we know of your deep concern about the dangers we face, and your constitutional commitment to act upon them.

August 11, 2017

To Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

Since Mr. Trump’s election to the presidency, a growing number of mental health professionals have come forth to warn about the dangers he poses to the United States and the world. Far from being a partisan issue, the severe emotional impediments that Mr. Trump exhibits, we believe, present a grave threat to international security. It no longer takes a psychiatrist to recognize the alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic behavior – regardless of diagnosis – that, in the person of President Trump, put the world at risk. Furthermore, when imminent danger emerges, our professions’ ethical principles obligate us to place human safety above all other concerns, through our “duty to warn” and “duty to protect.” We now find ourselves in a clear and present danger, especially concerning North Korea and the president’s command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. (more…)

How America Lost Its Mind

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How America Lost Its Mind: The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history by R. Kikuo Johnson in the Atlantic Website in the September 2017 Issue.
KURT ANDERSEN

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia from the Dean of the New York Medical College

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

To the New York Medical College Community:

“We fondly hope that the instruction which may flow from this institution, kindly cherished, by advancing the minds of our youth with the growing science of the times, and elevating the views of our citizens generally to the practice of the social duties and the functions of self-government, may ensure to our country the reputation, the safety and prosperity, and all the other blessings which experience proves to result from the cultivation and improvement of the general mind.”
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes (1821), ME 19:407

You need not hear from me regarding every headline in the daily news. Indeed, a college Chancellor oversteps his/her bounds by using the pulpit of position to advocate for particular political positions. Duke University’s President Nannerl Keohane taught me years ago that one should only speak publically in one’s capacity as Chancellor/President if the issue is of clear and vital interest to the mission of the university. In the last year I have exercised my prerogative to address you once on a matter of public discourse: attacks on the free movement of people and ideas. It is, however, necessary that I address the campus community again. (more…)

The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump” By James C. McIntosh, M.D.on the Our Time Press website on August 11, 2017.

America’s”White-Lash” and the Degradation of Reason

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  America’s”White-Lash” and the Degradation of Reason by Peter Wolson on the Huffington Post Website on August 09, 2017.

Educated #Evangelicals in the Era of #Trump

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Educated #Evangelicals in the Era of #Trump-Pt. 1 by Christopher Stroop on the Patheos website on March 6, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Educated #Evangelicals in the Era of #Trump-Pt. 2 by Christopher Stroop on the Patheos website on March 8, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Educated #Evangelicals in the Era of #Trump-Pt. 3 by Christopher Stroop on the Patheos website  on March 12, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Educated #Evangelicals in the Era of #Trump-Pt. 4 by Christopher Stroop on the Patheos website on March 2o, 2017.

From the muck of moral outrage and contempt to the meta-muck of actual morality

Sunday, August 6th, 2017


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From the muck of moral outrage and contempt to the meta-muck of actual morality by Elio Frattaroli, M.D.

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like? Another week of new low after new low. If this is what making America great looks like, God help us when it arrives by Joy-Ann Reid on the Daily Beast website on July 15, 2017.

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Sigmund Freud Writes to Concerned Mother: “Homosexuality is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of”

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Sigmund Freud Writes to Concerned Mother: “Homosexuality is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of” (1935) on the Open Culture website on September 26th, 2014.

Venezuela: Where Have All the Leftists Gone? Daniel Benveniste

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

For nineteen years leaders of the North American left have publicly defended the Chávez-Maduro regime in Venezuela. Many were at the forefront of the anti-war movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the civil rights movement, and other progressive movements. They include: Noam Chomsky, Jesse Jackson, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Harry Belafonte, Mark Weisbrot, Jimmy Carter, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, and Danny Glover. Lately they’ve gone silent.

I am a left-leaning Democrat and I have admired many of these leaders over the decades. I am originally from San Francisco but lived in Caracas, Venezuela from 1999-2010 where I personally witnessed Hugo Chávez’s so-called “leftist” revolution. There was never anything leftist about Chávez’s authoritarian demagogic regime. It was, from the beginning, a strong man military regime riddled with corruption, lies, and violence. (more…)

Altruism Trumps Narcissism

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Altruism Trumps Narcissism by Julie Jaffe Nagel in the Huffington Post on June 29, 2017.

The Institute as Crypt of Psychoanalysis

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Institute as Crypt of Psychoanalysis by Richard Brouillette, LCSW in the Candidate Journal.

Rescue Ladino, The Language Of Sephardic Jews

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Rescue Ladino, The Language Of Sephardic Jews by Sarah Aroeste on the Tablet Website on June 12, 2017.

Freud-Einstein On Peace

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Click Here To Read: Freud-Einstein On Peace: OP-ED by TMS on the Eurasia Review website on June 26, 2917.

Albert Einstein. Photo by F Schmutzer, Wikipedia Commons.

 

A Greek Tragedy: Listening Psychoanalytically to James Comey’s Testimony and Answering Two Agonizing Questions

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Greek Tragedy: Listening Psychoanalytically to James Comey’s Testimony and Answering Two Agonizing Questions by Dr. Prudence Gourguechon on the Huffington Post website on June 7, 2016.