Half of police killings involve people with a mental disorder, but little attention is paid to the issue in media coverage. This failing, whether due to a lack of education or prejudice, is hurting the most vulnerable members of society.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the big and sudden changes that shook up the newsroom at The New York Times this week. Does the ousting of executive editor Jill Abramson represent a setback for women at the Gray Lady and in newsrooms everywhere?
Almost half of the 2.2 million troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan report problems on returning home, but the attention and care many receive from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are not enough, a report published Tuesday finds.