Thought-provoking piece: As a friend told me once, “We black folks are the experts on white machinations. We’ve seen it all before. You think we haven’t heard ‘wait your turn,’ or ‘you’ll hurt your cause’ before? We’ve heard and seen it all. Liberals think a position paper should mean something to us. They think appointing […]
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Television shows like “Dexter” and “The Following” have given us a terrifying glimpse into the criminal mind of serial killers. We often catch ourselves asking, “Why do they kill?” “How do they pick their victims?” and “Why can’t they control their impulse to kill?” To answer these questions, Best Counseling Degrees has developed “The Brain […]
Donald Trump has reached into the fevered recesses of the right-wing id yet again – and his crowds love him for it. The Hill reports that at a primary election-eve rally in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump told a supposed story about how Gen. John Pershing dealt with Muslim terrorists in the U.S.-occupied Philippines of the […]
God knows, the Catholic church has given us plenty of cause to doubt them on child sexual assault cases. But this story is really disturbing — and the author, Ralph Cipriano, is one of the few journalists who took on the Catholic church when it was still unthinkable — and lost his job at the […]
Just another example.
I don’t know where we get the idea that our capacity for compassion and empathy, that our desire for justice and our pursuit of it by whatever means we have, is finite. I don’t know where we get the idea that there is only so much. I don’t know where we get the idea that […]
The anti-abortion group “Army of God” believes Planned Parenthood got what it deserved. Nevermind that innocent people were killed. Virginia-based anti-abortion activist Donald Spitz, who runs the “Army of God” website, similarly stated after Dr. George Tiller was murdered that the he “reaped what he sowed” and hosts a page celebrating those who have been […]
This is interesting. Yes, Donald Trump is clearly mentally ill. You almost have to have something wrong with you to want to be president, but there is that and there is this: A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak […]
Also known to astrologers as the Uranus opposition, but what the hell do they know? Is the midlife crisis real or is it more pop-psychology hype? A new study suggests most of us are indeed unhappy with our lives somewhere in our early forties. Satisfaction follows a U-shape curve across the lifespan, reaching rock bottom […]
Go ahead, ask any woman you know what it’s like to be dismissed out of hand. When a woman loses her cool and gets angry during an argument, she’s often dismissed as emotional and irrational — terms that only females tend to get labelled. When males express anger, on the other hand, their expressions are […]