By Loren Adams, 12.08.13
Microtown is miniature America. With its Main Street, 150-year old courthouse [complete with iconic clock], business district, parks, public and private schools, forty churches, one synagogue, town cops [one of whom resembles Barney Fife] and a population that goes wild for Friday night football and, of course, the Super Bowl, Microtown mirrors the good ol’ USA.
By Donald B. Ardell - 12.08.13
Introduction: The Whipple Perspective
In a remarkable account of what the researchers termed a delusion, social scientists at America’s most loved, most dubious research institution (The Onion) documented a South Dakota man’s beneficial, wellness-enhancing conviction that he’s God.
By Conn Hallinan - Nov. 5, 2013
Is Israel really planning to attack Iran, or are declarations about the possibility of a pre-emptive strike at Teheran’s nuclear program simply bombast? Does President Obama’s “we have your back” comment about Israel mean the U.S. will join an assault? What happens if the attack doesn’t accomplish its goals, an outcome predicted by virtually every military analyst? In that case, might the Israelis, facing a long, drawn out war, resort to the unthinkable: nuclear weapons?
STEVEN JONAS MD, MPH - Nov. 26, 2013
Lyndon Johnson's vision of the "Great Society" Program came to an end in 1967, after he had decided that in order to fend off GOP red-baiting tactics, he had to expand the War on Vietnam. Since that time, our nation has been governed either by Republican Presidents and Republican policies or by Democratic Presidents who pretty much went...
By Harry Targ - 11.21.13
Fifty years ago President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald and possibly a web of mysterious associates. The “Who Killed Kennedy?” debate has continued and remains alive these many years since the tragedy in Dallas. Less frequent but important discussion recently has arisen about the effectiveness of the Kennedy Administration on domestic and foreign policy. I wish to address these issues in three parts.
By Iris Vander Pluym - 12.08.13
‘Tis the holiday season! Some of us are fortunate enough to be surrounded by wonderful friends and family, to whom giving gifts is sheer joy. On the other hand, there are people for whom we are obliged to provide token offerings at this time of year, even though they are terrible human beings singularly devoted to making the world a much worse place: a
By Mickey Walker-December 8, 2013
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda...