Heart Medicine: Is It Making You Depressed?

image of physician in hospital scrubs and with stethoscope

By Dena Leichnitz A recent study has recently come forth declaring that certain heart medications can lead to depression. However, it was not just heart medications but other medicines such as birth control pills and ACE inhibitors.  However, even doctors are uncertain if we are talking about which came first – the chicken or the egg in this kind of scenario. Very few people go out and celebrate having heart disease, therefore the disease itself and its resulting complications may play a bigger role in the occurrence of depression than…

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The Price To Be Paid For Standing With Israel

Image of Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, with quote from indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose

By Dena Leichnitz Israel – there’s a price that comes with allegiance  {Editor’s Note: The featured image is of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, who did not live long enough to see Israel become a nation. The quote is by Ryan Bellarose.}  I was recently called a White supremacist, a Zionist and fascist all because I stood by Israel.  I took a wealth of classes on Israel while attending UCLA.  Israel was examined from its religious beginnings, its formation as a nation and its literature.  All that didn’t simply make me…

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South Korea’s Uncertain Future In Trump’s Deal With North Korea

President Donald J. Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit together.

by Dena Leichnitz with Richard Cameron The summit between North Korean President, Kim Jong Un and The POTUS, Donald Trump took place today and though a formal agreement has not been issued there was some discussion of what might eventually be part of an agreement. The main subject of media attention was the full removal of nuclear weapons from North Korea. There were other matters broached that profoundly affect the security of South Korea even though South Korea was not there to discuss their future with their hostile neighbor to the North.…

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The Invisible Plight of Homelessness In The Middle Class

photo of tent city in Santa Ana (Orange County, California)

by Dena Leichnitz   The blight of homelessness is hitting the middle class.  WE THINK OF HOMELESSNESS as a problem of poverty, but every year in California due to wildfires, homelessness hits the middle class. Homes burn down and people lose everything. Of course, that is not the only way people end up homeless; sickness in the family and the piling medical bills can drive them to the streets. Some lose their jobs like David Raether, (video below), and in California especially, losing your job can be an one way…

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Dena vs. Dena: Two Sides Of Sanctuary Cities

image of highway signs saying "Welcome Illegal Immigrants, Sanctuary City" and downtown silhouette backdrop

By Dena Leichnitz   This is Dena Takruri (video below), and this is her take on why we should keep sanctuary cities.  All I have to say to her comments are, “Dena, you are wrong!”  And believe me that is not a sentence I utter very often.  So lets go over her comments and see why sanctuary cities are a bad thing and not helpful to society.  In order to avoid confusion when I am referring to Ms. Takruri, I will use the initials DT and when referring to myself, I…

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Do We Still Need Black History Month?

by Dena Leichnitz Starting next month, we will have to hear from angry conservatives talk about how Black History Month is racist and why don’t we have White History Month? Such a question is utterly ridiculous and goes to show how insecure and vapid a lot of people are.  I am sorry did no one teach you about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Jonas Salk, Marie Curie, John Locke, or Eleanor Roosevelt? “White history” as they like to call it is still the main history learned about in American history classes. …

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Talking About Sexual Assault: Why Victims Keep Silent

By Dena Leichnitz Sexual Assault and why the victims stay silent With all the recent talk about sexual assault, there seems to be a lot of doubt about whether they are true or not, based on the fact that the person bringing forth the charges never brought them forth before. The going thought on the subject is the longer you wait the more likely you are lying. But that is far from the truth. According to the U.S Department of Justice only 30 percent of sexual assault cases are reported.…

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GLADD Wants The Wonder Woman Sequel To Feature Her Bisexuality

computer generated action figure of Wonder Woman with shield deflecting bullets

By Dena Leichnitz The push to re-invent comic book superheroes and Wonder Woman The Left has continually tried to “turn” everyone gay by outing historical figures, whether there is evidence to support it or merely innuendo. Having incorporated that is a tactic in GLBTQ politics, it probably comes as no surprise that there is a concerted effort to “reboot” entertainment  icons including in the world of comics –  particularly action figures. For instance, in today’s iteration of comic books, Iron Man has gone from a straight, White male to a Black lesbian. From…

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Two South African Farmers Found Guilty in “Coffin Case”

Victor Mlotshwa, victim of attempted murder by two South African farmers, speaks to reporters after the trial

By Dena Leichnitz The South Africa attempted murder, “coffin case”. While America seems to be reeling with its own racial divisions as of late, there seems to be real racial tensions taking place around the world. South Africa  is not unfamiliar with such racial tensions as they dealt with apartheid for many years that resulted in the imprisonment and eventual release of their President, Nelson Mandela. So it should not come as a shock that once again racism has reared its ugly head in South Africa. Willem Oosthuizen  and Theo Martins Jackson, according…

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Abortion: The Musical

video still of actresses in cast of Abortion - The Musical

by Dena Leichnitz Abortion is already a heated and polarizing subject, so leave it to the pro-abortion community to make it even more so by creating a musical about the killing of children. The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training has decided to do a musical about abortion and set it to a song no less. With organizations like Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel’s Vineyard out there on the battle lines, women are talking about abortion and what they are saying is that not empowering, it is…

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