Archive for the 'General News' Category

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.

Comey’s testimony and answering two agonizing questions

Friday, June 16th, 2017

From: J. Todd Dean

It is striking to me how this discussion goes on and on. It is the “going on and on” that I find most remarkable:

“Rather than enduring a surfeit of expertise, we are awash in multiple, conflicting, irreconcilable opinions. Unable ever fully to determine which is right, we have to decide for ourselves. Algorithms and data render social science obsolete. Power is backed by neither authority nor knowledge, appearing and manifesting instead as violence. Therapy offers neither justice nor cure. Militarized policing… takes the place of the former; a wide array of pharmaceuticals takes the place of the latter, and when these fail there is depression, incapacity, addiction, and suicide…. Aggressive impulses need not be repressed under a veneer of cheerfulness. In the extreme inequality of (more…)

Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game. Faith leaders whose politics fall to the left of center are getting more involved in politics to fight against President Trump’s policies By Laurie Goodstein in The New York Times on June 10, 2017.

The Rev. William J. Barber II, organizer of the “Moral Mondays” protests in North Carolina, in April at Riverside Church in Manhattan, where he preached on building a national movement.
DAMON WINTER / THE NEW YORK TIMES

US Holocaust museum releases first 2 volumes of encyclopedia of Nazi camps, ghettos

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  US Holocaust museum releases first 2 volumes of encyclopedia of Nazi camps, ghettos on the Jewish Telegraphic Association website on June 4, 2017

Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? By Sharon Begley on the Stat News website on May 23, 2017.

The Psychology of the Cult Experience

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Listen To: The Psychology of the Cult Experience by Francesca Zepeda on the Prezi.cxm website on May 19, 2011.

photo by: Michael Swan

Joe Scarborough: Steve Bannon Is President Of The United States

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Joe Scarborough: Steve Bannon Is President Of The United States: “Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about anything.” By Ryan Grenoble on the Huffington Post on May 2, 2016.

Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S. By Bree Bonchay, LCSW on the psych Central website.

Analysis of Trump on Climate change & other Compacts

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Nullification of A Compact by Marc Zegan on Facebook:
Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accords represents a profound, but unsurprising misunderstanding of the nature and effective resolution of an important class of collective action problems.  This misunderstanding was evident in the President’s characterization of the Accords as a “transaction,” when most pointedly, like other durable multi-party agreements, the accords are a compact–a far different entity from a transaction. It is not surprising that Trump would understand such an agreement as a transaction because his world view is framed entirely through the lens of a business executive who, for five decades, has ruthlessly and with guile pursued his narrowly conceived self-interest.  This transactional perspective also explains why Trump is determined to undo our collective alliances and to exit treaties–whether they be on trade or the environment–that have multiple signatories. (more…)