Xanax Use Among Teens Skyrockets

Xanax Use Among Teens Skyrockets

Despite overall prescription drug addiction abuse dropping dramatically among adolescents over the past 15 years, addiction treatment centers across the country are seeing a surge in the number of young people hooked on Xanax, according to Pew.  addiction...
Social Media And The Constitution

Social Media And The Constitution

An ancient Latin saying goes: “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi” (what is permissible for Jupiter, is not for an ox). It feels very much on topic when social media are concerned. And as the heat over their censorship is turned up, it may well be the decisive factor....
The Medium Is The Message

The Medium Is The Message

From Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan ©1964   CHAPTER 1   The Medium is the Message In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be...
Army To Deploy Killer Robots On Battlefield

Army To Deploy Killer Robots On Battlefield

United States Army Secretary Mark Esper recently revealed that the military has a strategic vision of utilizing autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned vehicles on the battlefield by 2028. “I think robotics has the potential of fundamentally changing the character of...
The Media’s Silence About Suicide Rates

The Media’s Silence About Suicide Rates

Last week two celebrity suicides rocked the nation, and neither of them seemed to make any sense.  Kate Spade’s handbag designs had taken the fashion world by storm, and she was supposedly living the kind of lifestyle that millions of Americans can only dream about. ...