On the Evolution of African-Americans

    By Robert Field Post-Darwinism insinuations that African-Americans were inherently inferior to Caucasians were clearly refuted by the brilliance and careers of such luminaries as Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, later Paul Robeson and thousands of others that were referred to as the “Ten Percent.” Nevertheless over my long life (84 […]

Militaristic Mood in Russia

by Slava Tsukerman Lately, Russian state propaganda seems to actively heat up the militaristic frame of mind in Russian population. On December 21, New York Times published an article “How the Kremlin Is Militarizing Russia”. Since then the militaristic mood of the Russian media has grown. On December 21, the blogger Igor Yakovenko summarized the […]

Drug treatment specialist reports on unsupervised drug treatment during COVID outbreak

by Andrew Byrne, MD of suburban Sydney, Australia 1. Changes to opiate treatment programs during Covid – benefits for some, harms for others. 2. Buprenorphine alone or with naloxone: Which is safer? (Kelty et al.) 3. Harm reduction and diazepam prescribing in opiate programs. 4. Microdose transfers from methadone to buprenorphine – the ‘Bernese’ method […]

Can we learn from Rome’s experience?

EDITOR: The January 6th insurrection and other recent events makes this editorial from November 24, 2010 even more pertinent today. History students can sense “déjà vu all over again”, in the words of the great Yankee catcher and manager, Yogi Berra. The Watchdog senses that the USA started to decline around 1992 with the election […]

Boston Found a Scapegoat After 9/11

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/12/us/virginia-buckingham-boston-911.html by Robert Field I underestimated and questioned the hysteria following 9/11 and made the expensive mistake of so underestimating its effect that I blew $50,000 in launching the hitherto successful “Diamond Men” movie in over twenty theaters in the NYC region a few weeks later. When I sought to promote the movie by handing […]

Forgetting Putin’s Kiss

  By Slava Tsukerman In order to understand what is happening today in Russia it is very interesting to observe what happened with the three vigorous former leaders of the most active pro–Putin movement of the beginning of this century. “Nashi” (Ours) was a political youth movement in Russia, created in 2006, which declared to be a democratic, anti-fascist, anti-“oligarchic-capitalist” […]

REF: There is no precedent

Although those of us who follow current events from reliable sources knew better, I have empathy for the January 6 rioters who were not as well informed and heeded the call of the then president to disrupt certification of what they were told were false election results. When I grew up, it was a matter […]