A Sunday in Mexico

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on September 28th, 2014 @ 10:54:00 am , using 428 words
Category: Commentary

As war heats up in the Middle East again, difficulties in comprehending how that many years of American involvement did not solve more problems. Year after year of arguments saying the job was getting done and now the job seems neverending. The whole fi… more »

'If Only' and Suicide

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on August 17th, 2014 @ 11:14:00 am , using 448 words
Category: Commentary

Kathleen Reardon, a retired professor, takes another look at our mental health system in the US and the lack of adequate care. We really do make it so much stigma to admit serious mental health issues, including depression. Interesting that she says the… more »

Robin Williams' Suicide and its Aftermath

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on August 12th, 2014 @ 08:09:00 pm , using 258 words
Category: Commentary

Katie Hurley takes us to task about suicide and what is it about. It is probably beyond understanding for those who need to make judgments about it. I lost a friend many years ago to suicide and he too had a lot going. I think there must be a darkness a… more »

GOVERNANCE BY REVENGE

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on July 4th, 2014 @ 09:42:00 am , using 244 words
Category: Commentary

In his op-ed for the 4July issue of WaPo, Eugene Robinson calls attention to a Republican Party that governs by revenge. He points out that the Dems, even when they opposed the Iraq War, still appropriated sufficient funds to keep the fiasco going. With… more »

GUNS and MENTAL ILLNESS

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on June 3rd, 2014 @ 08:22:00 am , using 744 words
Category: Commentary, Repetitions

Guns and Mental Illness JUNE 2, 2014 Joe Nocera It is difficult to read stories about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a murderous spree in Isla Vista, Calif., last month, without feeling some empathy for his parents. We know th… more »

A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on April 27th, 2014 @ 11:28:00 am , using 286 words
Category: Commentary

So the culture keeps churning out more depression, more Alzheimers and the 1% owns most of the wealth. So, we keep at it, trying to turn the situation into our zone of contentment, or is it containment? A show on how the drug companies pay doctors to se… more »

Obamacare After All the Slander

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:11:00 am , using 184 words
Category: Commentary

From a piece by EJ Dionne in Wapo. It seems clear that with 7 million now signed up, the program is on its way to fulfilling some of its potential. The idea that denouncing it is the way for the Republicans to win the political day may be on the wane. I… more »

Thoughts on Alzheimers

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on February 23rd, 2014 @ 10:17:00 am , using 368 words
Category: Commentary

I have two friends struggling with Alzheimers or dementia or whatever we can call it. It is a debilitating illness and it makes the caregivers try whatever they can to better the situation. But what is hardest is the loss of the full person one once lov… more »

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