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Bernard Starr, PhD., is Professor Emeritus at CUNY, Brooklyn College where he taught research methods and statistics in a graduate gerontology program that he directed. He is also the main United Nations representative for the Institute of Global Education (IGE), an NGO with ECOSOC status. Starr is the founder and for twenty-five years the managing editor of the cutting edge Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics published by Springer--and editor of the Springer Publishing Co. series Adulthood and Aging and Lifestyle and Issues in Aging. For several years he wrote for the Scripps Howard News Service on healthcare, the boomers, and issues of an aging society. And for seven years he was writer, producer, and host of an award-winning radio commentary, The Longevity Report, on WEVD-AM Radio in NYC. His book, The Starr-Weiner Report On Sex and Sexuality in the Mature years (co-authored with Dr. Marcella Bakur Weiner) provided the first comprehensive data on sexual activity after age 60. He is a past president of the Brooklyn Psychological Association and a past president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy.
Starr currently produces and hosts television documentaries on meaningful, active and productive living in the third age of life (Active Aging Stories) for Phoenix Rising Television Productions
His latest book is "Jesus, Jews, And Anti-Semitism In Art: How Renaissance Art Erased Jesus Jewish Identity and How Today's Artists Are Restoring It." He is also the author of "Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew," and is the organizer of the art exhibit "Putting Judaism Back in the Picture: Toward Healing the Christian/Jewish Divide.
Currently, his articles are published at OpEdNews. Previously, he published on the Huffington Post contributor platform. Starr has also published in Salon, Barons Financial Magazine, the Algemeiner, and the New York Daily News. His earlier book, "Escape Your Own Prison: Why We Need Spirituality and Psychology to be Truly Free," published by Rowman and Littlefield, explores spirituality as a psychology of consciousness. His screenplay, Uncensored (The Jew From Nazareth), a thriller set in 16th century Italy and Spain, has been optioned by Atlantic and Pacific Studios.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 11, 2020 Stop the Hysteria: If Trump Loses the Election He Will Promptly Abandon the White House
Numerous articles have expressed shock at Donald Trump's hint that if he loses the election ("the fraudulent rigged election") he will not leave. There's good reason to believe that he's bluffing. He always threatens but then backs off when confronted and challenged. It's a mode of operating that he learned from his mentor Roy Cohn: "hit and run." And that's precisely what this article propose he will do if he loses.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 3, 2020 The Stock Market Surge and Wall Street's Dangerous Blind Faith in Science
The coronavirus is surging in 28 states with devastatng impacet o the economy--and no end in sight. Many businesses that were shut down are not expected to reopen, which will add to the growing unemployment, already greater than 10% Yet despite this economic catastrophe Wall Street is soaring with stock prices reaching new highs. This puzzling phenomenon can be traced to Wall Street's dangerous blind faith in science.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, June 26, 2020 Trump's Tulsa Rally Was Not a Failure. It Was a Big Success and Democrats Should Be Worried
Democrats and media pundits ridiculed the low turnout at Trump's rally in Tulsa Oklahoma--his first on-site rally since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S. But it's no laughing matter. The ones who came despite dire health warnings from medical experts are fierce loyalists. And the ones who didn't show are not switching teams. So why the ridicule and celebration?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2020 The Non-Voter's Begging Cup and Prayer Card
More than forty percent of eligible voters don't vote in national elections in the U.S. In 2016 100 million Americans didn't cast ballots in the presidential election. Yet for sure, they have needs, wants and complaints. To get what they want they might try the non-voter's begging cup and prayer card. If these don't deliver they might then exercise a proven method: the sacred right to vote in our democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 7, 2020 We Have the Know-How, Ability, and Resources to End Pandemic Threats. So What's Stopping Us?
COVID-19 is terrorizing the world spreading fear, disease, and death. Despite warnings of a possible super-virus emerging that could not be stopped, our preparedness has been dismal. More alarming, while we focus strictly on defensive preparedness there is little if any talk about an offensive to mobilize massive resources for scientific research to end pandemic threats--a task that is doable as outlined in this article.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, March 13, 2020 Call for a 'Manhattan Project' against Epidemic Disease
We have had several warnings--Sars, Ebola, Zika--of the possible emergence of a devastating virus that can't be stopped. Yet, after each time we miraculously dodged a lethal bullet we slipped into slumber. It's time to change that with an all-out war on viruses with an operation modeled after the Manhattan Project.
(24 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Now is the Moment to Get Trump's Congressional Sycophants to Flip. Here's How.
If Democrats can learn to fight, now is the time for them to go on the offensive to get congressional sycophants to flip. As Trump's reckless behavior worsens, Republicans are beginning to worry that far from Donald Trump helping them with re-election they may go down with a hopelessly sinking ship.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 The Trump Chorus Line: Parodies on an American Tragedy
Four parodies on the Trump and Company administration: Donald Trump on filling and not filling domestic and international positions in the government; Donald Trump in conversation with Adolf Hitler; The indictment and arrest of President Donald Trump; Donald Trump and his sycophants after the presidency.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2019 Ancient and Medieval Walls Only Worked if They Were Backed by Lethal Force. Is That Donald Trump's Plan?
Historically, walls alone have been ineffective and could be breached by crude technologies. Against 21st century technologies the medieval type wall sought by Donald Trump is flat out silly. Walls that have appeared effective did so because they were backed by a powerful military prepared to use lethal force. It will be sad day if America unleashes lethal force against caravans migrants seeking asylum from violence
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 9, 2018 Hanukkah vs. Christmas: Does It Have to Be a Contest?
Hanukkah and Christmas are much different celebrations--Hanukkah for a military victory that restored the practice Judaism, and Christmas for the birth of Jesus, who Christians believe is the Messiah. Since the Hanukkah festival is not mandated in the Torah, secular Jews wonder if it should be celebrated at all.
Nevertheless, they worry that no celebration might encourage their children to be drawn to Christmas traditions.