Archive for the 'General News' Category

Ten Points for Democracy Activists

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ten Points for Democracy Activists By George Lakoff on the Reader Supported News website on
February 12, 2017.

Donald Trump. (photo: Joshua Robert/Reuters)

Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer on ‘SNL,’ pitching Ivanka Trump’s clothing line

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer on ‘SNL,’ pitching Ivanka Trump’s clothing line by Kyle Balluck on The Hill website on Ferbruary 12, 2017/

Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” By Ron Rosenbaum on the Los Angeles Review of Books website on Feburary 5, 2017.

10 Things Therapists Do When They’re Stressed By Politics

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  10 Things Therapists Do When They’re Stressed By Politics: Because even the professionals need help sometimes by Lindsay Holmes on the Huffington Posts website on February 9, 2017.

How to Build an Autocracy

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: How to Build an Autocracy: The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism by David Frum in The Atlantic Monthly on March 2017 Issue.

Jeffrey Smith

Trump Is Violating the Constitution

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trump Is Violating the Constitution by David Cole in the New York Review of Books in the February 23, 2017 Issue.

Donald Trump just before he was sworn in as president of the United States, Capitol Hill, January 20, 2017

Is Trump an Ur-Fascist?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Is Trump an Ur-Fascist? by Nicholas Clairmont on the Atlantic Monthly website on October 5, 2016

Donald Trump mugs for the crowd in front an enormous video of himself at the Republican National Convention.

Who Benefits From Trump’s Chaos?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Who Benefits From Trump’s Chaos? Elites have always used a climate of fear to push their own agendas by Corey Robin on the New Republic website February 8, 2017.

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Freedman Center for Psychoanalytical Research at IPTAR

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Freedman Center for Psychoanalytical Research on the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) website.

Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great Again — For Polluters

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View:   Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great Again — For Polluters: President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list BY Bill Moyers on the Bill Movyers.con website January 31, 2017.

Football: Why We Love It!

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Football: Why We Love It! by Freudalicious Mind on YouTube.

American Psychological Association Statement on Trump Administration’s Ban on Immigration

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ORDERS POSE HARM TO REFUGEES, IMMIGRANTS, ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE, ACCORDING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS

APA asks president to consider impact on families, students and researchers

WASHINGTON – While safeguarding the nation from terrorist entry is of critical national importance, the Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on refugees and other visitors are likely to compound the stress and trauma already experienced by populations at risk for discrimination, limit scientific progress and increase stigma, according to the American Psychological Association.

APA voiced concern regarding the executive order issued Jan. 27 that suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, (more…)

‘The world’s doors were closed’: Jared Kushner’s grandma on refugee life

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read: ‘The world’s doors were closed’: Jared Kushner’s grandma on refugee life: Grandmother of Trump’s son-in-law gave interview criticising America’s refusal to accept Jews fleeing Holocaust Peter Beaumont on the Guardian website on January 31, 2017.

Jared Kushner (right) with Donald Trump. Kushner’s grandmother was one of the only members of her family to survive the second world war. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online on the Au News Website on January 31, 2017.

 

IPN head Jarosław Szarek (left) with Piotr Cywiński of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum at the launch of the database in Kraków. Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA

Life and Death, Side by Side: How does it feel to live next to a concentration camp?

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Life and Death, Side by Side: How does it feel to live next to a concentration camp? I visited the Polish village next to Majdanek—where my great-grandfather was murdered, and my grandparents were imprisoned—to find out By Noah Lederman on the Tablet Website on January 27, 2017.

Click Here to Read: The Holocaust for Communists: The East German-Bulgarian Holocaust movie ‘Sterne,’ screening this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is one of a group of visceral films made in Communist countries by or with people who survived the war By J. Hoberman on the Tablet website on January 18, 2017. (more…)

Holocaust Remembrance Day January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: On Holocaust Remembrance Day: What could be enough? by Ron Grossman in the Chicago Tribune on May 4, 3016.

Click Here to Read: On Holocaust Remembrance Day, anti-Semitism Remains a Scourge by by Michael M. Rosen in The National Review on May 4, 2016. (more…)

Trump signs executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Trump May Give Women More Reason To March By Seeking to Defund Planned Parenthood by Charles Tiefer on the Forbes Website on January 25, 2017. (more…)

Psychoanalyzing the World’s Problems Won’t Help Us Solve Them

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalyzing the World’s Problems Won’t Help Us Solve Them by Gianpiero Petriglieri
on the Harvard Business Review website on January 24, 2017.

Seventy-five years since the Wannsee Conference

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Seventy-five years since the Wannsee Conference By Clara Weiss on the World Socialist Web Site on January 25, 2017.

The Wannsee Villa in a suburb of Berlin. It has now been turned into a memorial and a museum, © A. Savin, Wikimedia Commons

Philip Roth E-mails on Trump

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Philip Roth E-mails on Trump: In 2004, the writer published “The Plot Against America,” about an election that upends the country. Has it happened here? By Judith Thurman in nThe New Yorker in the January 30, 2017 Issue.

Philip Roth

Illustration by Tom Bachtell