The Obama-Generated Hissy Fit

Bruce Bialosky,   There are a few factors that have brought us to the point of having a presidential election that has both parties seriously considering candidates that are out of their depth running for the position, or just not close to what we need to lead the country going forward. The decentralization of our funding… [Read More]

Dozens of inmates at California prison under observation after Legionnaires’ diagnosis

Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, prompting a weekend halt to visitors and limited drinking water supplies at the Northern California lockup. An inmate who was diagnosed with the disease was hospitalized in stable condition, and three others were hospitalized after displaying pneumonia-like symptoms… [Read More]

Mentally Ill Man Dies in Police Custody After Stealing $5 Worth of Food

The Anti-Media – by Carey Wedler Portsmouth, VA – A 24-year-old mentally ill black man died in a Virginia jail last Wednesday. He had spent four months at a regional facility for allegedly stealing $5 worth of snacks from a convenience store. While jail officials say his body had “no obvious signs of injury,” according to… [Read More]

It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Racism In America

Yesterday, Donald Trump said: “The shooting in Virginia is a mental health problem, not a gun problem.” I slightly disagree. Yes, we need to consider the mental health concerns when it comes to gun violence; however, in this case, it is a racism problem. Too many people want to ignore the giant pink elephant in… [Read More]

Video: McDonald’s Chicken Supplier Caught ‘Stabbing Chickens With Spikes’

Anthony Gucciardi, A major chicken supplier for both McDonald’s and Tyson Foods has been caught deeply abusing chickens in some of the most graphic and disturbing ways possible. As documented by an undercover video investigation (see below for the video), factory farm workers can be seen beating the chickens with spikes, breaking their necks by stomping on… [Read More]

Clinton compares GOP candidates’ views to those of terrorists, RNC wants apology

The Republican Party called on Hillary Clinton to apologize Thursday after she compared GOP candidates to terrorists during an Ohio campaign stop.  Speaking in Cleveland, the Democratic presidential front-runner hammered Republican presidential candidates for their views on abortion and other women’s issues.  “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist… [Read More]

FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogens

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases. Previously, samples from sick patients were sent to state and federal labs, where disease detectives ran tests to see if the infections… [Read More]

GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

David Limbaugh,  Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump‘s candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They’re outthinking themselves. They say he is a flash in the pan, the darling of disaffected independents, the tea party’s dream, a Clinton plant or the right wing’s narcissistic alternative… [Read More]

The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients’ Mental Health Data Is At Risk

Farai Chideya, When Julie (who requested that her last name not be used for reasons that will become obvious) went for a routine doctor visit in 2009, she found a nervous resident filling in for her regular physician, who was on maternity leave. He quickly told her that he’d read her psychiatric records, even though… [Read More]

The children of Gaza who live with the legacy of war

For the past six months, I have been travelling, photographing people and recording stories for Legacy of War, a two-year project documenting the long-term impact of conflict on communities and individuals around the world. Lebanon, Jordan, Northern Ireland, the United States, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Gaza are just some of the places I’ve visited, with… [Read More]