Archive for the 'General News' Category

Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for Hawking ‘Quack Treatments’

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for Hawking ‘Quack Treatments’ BY Bill Briggs on the NBC News website on April 17, 2015.

The price of public shaming in the Internet age

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The price of public shaming in the Internet age By Todd Leopold on the CNN website on April 16, 2015.

In the Internet age, shaming has become a subject for social media, sometimes haunting subjects well after they have apologized.  After author Jonah Lehr was found to have made up quotations and accused of plagerizing passages,  he apologized in a speech — only to be ripped in live Twitter feed while delivering the address.  “So you have been publically shamed,” author Jon Ronson said.

What jihadis plan for women

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What jihadis plan for women By Frida Ghitis on the CNN Website on April 16, 2015.

A small boy sits on the ground at Shariya refugee camp in Duhok,  in Iraqi Kurdistan.  It is home to thousands of Yazadis, many who fled Mount Sinjar when Isis fighters moved in.

Long Island Jewish World

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Long Island Jewish World Volume 44 #14, April 17-23, 2015, 28 Nissan 4-Iyar 5775.

A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Relational Psychoanalysis

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Relational Psychoanalysis by Rachel Donadio in The New York Times on April 15, 2014.

The goal of the preservationists is to keep the intact, exactly as it was when the Nazis retreated before the Soviet Army arrived in January 1945 to liberate the camp.   James Hill for the New York Times.

Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority: Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews By Vox Tablet onthe Tablet Website on April 15, 2015.

Do robots or humans make the better chefs?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Do robots or humans make the better chefs? As technology allows people to be replaced in the kitchen, will we miss that human touch? By Paul Levy on the Telegraph website on April 16, 2015.

My Father’s Secret

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My Father’s Secret by Frank Bruni in The New York Times on April 15, 2015.

150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln By Tom Mackaman on the World Socialist Web Site on April 14, 2015.

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The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words by Roy Eidelson and Dan Aalbers

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words
Roy Eidelson and Dan Aalbers

Two years ago the American Psychological Association adopted its comprehensive “Policy Related to Psychologists’ Work in National Security Settings and Reaffirmation of the APA Position Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.” The stated rationale for this consolidation of previous ethics policies was that it would eliminate confusion and uncertainty. In turn, this heightened clarity would presumably facilitate greater adherence to APA policies and more effective enforcement of ethical violations.
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Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past By Claire Rosemberg and Oleksandr Savochenko on the Yahoo News website on April 10, 2015.

Board of Trustees Announces Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, as Next Medical Director/CEO

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Board of Trustees Announces Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, as Next Medical Director/CEO on the Austen Riggs The Riggs Blog on February 25, 2015.

A Tale of Two Twins

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Tale of Two Twins By Galit Atlas in The New York Times on April 11, 2015.

Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth By Michael D. Shear in The New York Times on April 8, 2015.

President Obama before boarding Marine One on Tuesday at the White House.CreditZach Gibson/The New York Times

Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say by Melissa Healey in the Los Angeles Times on April 5, 2015.

A memorial for victims of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Le Vernet, France. (Daniel Karmann / European Pressphoto Agency)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO) on YouTube.

In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism By Jonathan Mahler in The New York Times on April 5, 2015.

The Holocaust’s long reach

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Holocaust’s long reach: Trauma is passed on to survivors’ children by Ian Brown in The Globe and Mail on April 3, 2015.

A General Feeling of Disorder

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A General Feeling of Disorder by Oliver Sacks In The New York Review of Books in the April 23, 2015 ISSUE.

Richards and Frattaroli on Hobson

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Current Comments by Elio Frattaroli.

Click Here to Read: Arnold Richards’s Letter to the Editor of the Harvard Review in 1988.

Click Here to Read: Debate text by Elio Frattaroli from a debate with him and Adolf Grunberg in 1988.