Archive for the 'General News' Category

There’s a Health Care Lesson for Republicans in the Shooting of Steve Scalise

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: There’s a Health Care Lesson for Republicans in the Shooting of Steve Scalise: The GOP is attempting to expose millions of Americans to the kind of financial ruin that he has avoided—for now by Brian Beutler The New Republic on June 23,

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Berkeley author George Lakoff says, ‘Don’t underestimate Trump

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Berkeley author George Lakoff says, ‘Don’t underestimate Trump’ By Daphne White on the Berkeleyside website on May 2, 2017.

George Lakoff. Photo: Daphne White

The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained by Sarah Kliffon the Vox.com website on June 22, 2017.

Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Republicans Launch the Biggest Protest Crackdown Since the Civil Rights Era

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Republicans Launch the Biggest Protest Crackdown Since the Civil Rights Era: From immunizing motorists who strike protesters to criminalizing heckling, 20 states have passed a variety of laws to muzzle dissent since Donald Trump was elected president by Bennett Gershman on the Daily Beast website on June 20th, 2017.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNE LUCIEN/THE DAILY BEAST

FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes: Trump confidant Sebastian Gorka was taking money from the FBI—and declaring that the fight against Islamic radicals was ‘a holy war on our side,’ too by Spencer Ackerman on the Daily Beast website on June 21, 2017.

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests  By Jacqueline Drozd and other articles on the Medical Bag website on June 21, 2017.

The Future Of Mental Health Therapy

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Click Here to Listen to: The Future Of Mental Health Therapy With guest host Jane Clayson on the Wbur website on
June 20, 2017.

Would you trust your mental health to a chatbot? (Thomas Vanhaecht/Pexels)

The Blathering Superego at the End of History

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Blathering Superego at the End of History by Emmett Rensin on the Los Angeles Review of Books website on June 18, 2017.

A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States: The Equal Justice Initiative, with the support of Google, launched an online interactive that visualizes lynchings from the Civil War to World War II in 20 American states by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on June 16, 2017.

Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror (screenshot by the author for Hyperallergic)

Click Here to Read About and Purchase : On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of  American Slavery by Volney Gay on IPBooks.net

Trump supporters’ jaw-dropping hypocrisy

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Trump supporters’ jaw-dropping hypocrisy by Dean Obeidallah on the CNN website on June 18, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Interviews for Resistance by Sarah Jaffe  No Is Not Enough: Looking Beyond Trump: A conversation with Naomi Klein on the Baffler.comn website  on June 12, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Democracy—Not Donald Trump—Dies Brutally in ‘Julius Caesar,’ Just as Shakespeare Intended: The Public Theater faced sponsors’ withdrawal and right-wing outrage over the assassination of a Trump-like Julius Caesar. That isn’t the most shocking thing you’ll see onstage by Tim Teeman on the Daily Beast.com on June 13, 2017. (more…)

No Is Not Enough: Looking Beyond Trump: A conversation with Naomi Klein

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Interviews for Resistance by Sarah Jaffe  No Is Not Enough: Looking Beyond Trump: A conversation with Naomi Klein on the Baffler.comn website  on June 12, 2017.

The ‘Trump Dossier,’ or How Russia Helped America Break Itself

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The ‘Trump Dossier,’ or How Russia Helped America Break Itself: Getting Trump elected was not Putin’s goal. The Kremlin just wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States’ democratic institutions. Mission accomplished? By Mark Galeotti on the Tablet Website on June 13, 2017.

The Madness of King Donald

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Madness of King Donald: When people start asking questions about a king’s mental stability, the story usually doesn’t end well for the monarch BY Richard Evans on the Finanicial Times Website on June 13, 2017.

ILLUSTRATION BY BRUCE EMMETT

Is Trump mentally fit to be president?

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Is Trump mentally fit to be president? Let’s consult the U.S. Army’s field manual on leadership by  Prudence L. Gourguechon in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, 2017.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on June 15. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: My Father, the Everyman of Holocaust Survivors: He rarely spoke about what he endured as an individual. What mattered, I recently realized, was what he’d experienced with others By Robert Rosenbergo on the Tablet website on October 24, 2014.

Jews in the Łódź ghetto rounded up for deportation to Auschwitz during the summer of 1944. (Photograph by Henryk Ross. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Meed.)Jews in the Łódź ghetto rounded up for deportation to Auschwitz during the summer of 1944. (Photograph by Henryk Ross. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Benjamin Meed.)

The International Field Theory Association

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The International Field Theory Association website.

Penn Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Penn Professor Refutes Groupthink, Proving That Wisdom of Crowds Can Prevail by Katherine Unger Baillie on the Penn News website on June 12, 2017.

Groups in which everyone has equal influence made better predictions than groups in which a single individual was deemed an opinion leader.

Eternal Emperor in His Own Mind

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Eternal Emperor in His Own Mind: The Distorted Reality of Donald Trump: In this in-depth article, two high profile mental health experts delve further into the inconsistencies and untruths that underlie much of what this President says and does.
By Seth Davin Norrholm, Ph.D. & David M. Reiss, M.D. on the Huffington Post.com website on May 27, 2017

Juneteenth

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Juneteenth on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read About and Purchase: On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery by Volney Gay on IPbooks.

The Goldwater Rule and Presidential Mental Health

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Goldwater Rule and Presidential Mental Health: Pros and Cons by Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH on the MedScape Psychiatry website on June 07, 2017.