How the NRA conquered America’s gun debate

NRA is a powerful lobby and despite so many deaths and carnages around the country, a 300 year old culture of deviant and violent people is promoted as being the hallmark of the soul of the most developed nation in the world.  Just as the Islamists are busy taking over a billion people back to the 7th century; the NRA enthusiasts are taking this nation and its people to the Wild West of the 18th century.  Same difference.  But these Rip Van Winkles won't awaken. Here is what happened during … [Read more...]

The Devil within: Is the heyday of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism back?

University of Texas at Austin historian Brian Levack, writer of book, “The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West.” says that the heydays of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism may be back.  He discussed it all with Tom Ashbrook on his program "On Point". Demonic possession and exorcism can sound awfully medieval.  But their heyday, says my guest today, was in the same age as Sir Isaac Newton and the dawn of the Age of Reason.  On the one hand, science.  On the other, … [Read more...]

Science of Winning and Losing: People are wired differently; an interesting discussion

People differ in how they approach competition.  Men and women are different as well in their approaches. When the stakes are high, when it’s all on the line, some people rise to the occasion.  They savor the challenge.  The thrill of competition.  They want, badly, to win.  While others feel dread.  Their hands go cold.  They begin to sweat. Bestselling authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have looked at the research of what happens to us when we compete.  They’ve found that … [Read more...]

America’s weight problem: Anorexia amidst widespreasd Obesity!

On the one hand, America has an acute Obesity problem.  Very young kids are vulnerable and in desperate trouble.  But there are kids on the other side of the range as well - those suffering Anorexia.  These are kids who want to lose weight and not eat.  The problem seems to be more acute than most of us would think!  Here is an interesting in-depth look into the whole issue by Tom Ashbrook in OnPoint Radio! “Anorexia can strike and kill as early as kindergarten.” The headline left us … [Read more...]

Is International Adoption by American parents over?

On Point Radio's Tom Ashbrook looks into the Global profile of American adoption of kids. Russia, Guatemala, and more are slamming the door on American adoptions. Is the great age of international adoption behind us? Americans know international adoption well. Look around. There are families all over with adopted children from China, Korea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Russia. But the profile of American adoption is changing. International adoption is way down over the last decade. Down by more than … [Read more...]


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