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Bad Therapy: Something Is Rotten in the Psychology Profession

I first wrote about psychologists and torture for The Huffington Post back in 2007 when I was working toward my doctorate in clinical psychology and all hell was breaking loose around revelations that psychologists were involved in torture at Guantanamo Bay and other CIA black sites. Show More Summary

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Decision to Join Texas Immigration Lawsuit Hurts Ohio

Forty-one million dollars. That's a serious piece of change. And it's the amount of tax revenue Ohioans stand to lose over the next five years if Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has his way. DeWine has slapped the name of the Great...Show More Summary

Helping the Non-Needy

Co-authored by Lisa Conyers Now that charities' holiday solicitations are building toward their annual climax, you may notice that you're giving more money to the needy than you usually do. What you probably don't realize is that you've...Show More Summary

Schumer's Delicate Dance with Wall Street

Last week, I wrote a piece in this space lamenting the fact that so many Democrats had voted for a budget package that gutted a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The so called swaps push-out provision, now repealed, required banks...Show More Summary

A Message From a Protestor and Former Cop: We Are Not Anti-Cop. We Are Pro-Life.

As a retired NYPD police captain turned preacher and #blacklivesmatter protest supporter, I find myself in an interesting position today. I stand on both sides of the so-called "blue line," placing one foot in the world of the NYPD furious...Show More Summary

5 Essential Provisions for the Higher Education Act to Alleviate Student Debt Today

Ericka Davis of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently noted that "[o]ver the past decade, student debt has skyrocketed and delinquency rates have nearly doubled to levels much higher than for other consumer lending products." The...Show More Summary

Endangered Cuba

What does the Spiderman movie's theme have to do with the anticipated relaxation in American-Cuban relations? Spiderman is advised that "with great power comes great responsibility." That maxim is something to keep in mind if--as is most likely--American industry and tourists eventually descend upon Cuba in potentially overwhelming numbers. Show More Summary

Cyberwar Or Cybervandalism?

The whole story would likely be rejected as a Hollywood plot, on the grounds that nobody would believe it could ever happen, even as comedy or farce. A dictator is insulted by an upcoming movie -- a comedy about his own assassination...Show More Summary

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

One of the most persistent but unaddressed problems in the United States is our massive racial wealth gap. Wealth provides an important cushion from the threat of unemployment, medical emergency or other unforeseen events. Wealth can also help pay for college, the start of a new business or the purchase of a first home. Show More Summary

Solstice Solace

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." -- John Steinbeck Given all of the tragedy, grief and outrage that is enveloping our world right now, this is my favorite holiday 2014 image. Credit:...Show More Summary

Ella Baker, Ferguson, and 'Black Mothers' Sons'

In 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement, the great organizer Ella Baker said: "Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's sons,Show More Summary

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Staffan de Mistura is the new United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict there. I spoke with him on Dec. 18. What is your job about? My job is first to reduce the violence of the conflict in Syria that has produced 220,000 dead people and 3.2 million refugees. Show More Summary

7 Questions About the Recent Oil Price Slump

Oil prices have plunged recently, affecting everyone: producers, exporters, governments, and consumers.  Overall, we see this as a shot in the arm for the global economy. Bearing in mind that our simulations do not represent a forecast...Show More Summary

Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015

President Obama's bold announcement last week on Cuba has upended the conventional narrative that his administration, buffeted by foreign policy crises throughout 2014, had lost its ability to set the international agenda. Instead, he...Show More Summary

Three Offerings From the Geostrategic Santa Claus

On Christmas Eve millions of children will be dreaming about what Santa Claus will bring them the next morning. Naughty or nice, will it be stacks of presents under the tree or lumps of coal in stockings hung by countless fireplaces because of bad behavior? On a different level, a geostrategic Santa Claus has left three offerings. Show More Summary

Force Big Government to Kill Big Carbon

The climate movement tends to talk about "theories of change" rather than "theories of power." But if you think about power -- who has it, what are its mechanisms, how can it be used -- then government looms large. Government is more...Show More Summary

The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies...Show More Summary

Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma have launched a lawsuit against Colorado claiming the state's 2012 voter initiative legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana is causing marijuana to come into their states, creating a...Show More Summary

Dr. Bronner's Year-End Report from the Front Lines of the Fight for Cannabis Reform and GMO Labeling

Both cannabis policy reform and the movement to label genetically engineered foods in the United States made huge strides in 2014. Major battles were won, some narrowly lost, but ultimately victory is inevitable. Our company Dr. Bronner's...Show More Summary

Anticipated CIA review panel decision not to pursue punishment of officials who conducted unauthorized search of Senate computers is unacceptable.

This weekend, The New York Times reported that the panel appointed to review the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) unauthorized search of Senate Intelligence Committee staff members' computers is expected to not recommend pursuing disciplinary action against CIA officials involved in the breach. Show More Summary

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