Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Gender Equality in the Workplace

April 8, 2015 7:53 PM0 comments

I have been surrounded by strong women all of my life. My grandmother was a suffragette, economics professor, labor leader, and advocate for most of her 98 years. My mother is famous in the intellectual disability community for her work with the ARC. One of my four incredible sisters has […]

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Big Bible vs. Big Business

April 7, 2015 12:18 PM1 comment

The battles in Arkansas and Indiana over two bogus “religious freedom” bills, that were thinly disguised vehicles for anti-LGBT discrimination, exposed a major rift within the Republican Party. It came down to Big Bible vs. Big Business – and the concerns of social conservatives were swiftly dropped like a bad […]

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HBO Documentary Exposes Scientology

April 1, 2015 5:19 PM0 comments

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s blockbuster that tore into the consciousness of the world with its first airing on HBO Sunday night, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” lifts a big stone and shines a bright light onto a chaotic teeming universe of slimy, crawly and yucky things. But […]

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Indiana: A Funeral for the Anti-Gay Movement

March 31, 2015 5:56 PM4 comments

It was supposed to be a week of triumph for Indiana. Instead it ended in catastrophe. While the eyes of the world were on Indianapolis for the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed an odious law that arguably gives religious business owners the right to turn […]

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Netanyahu Tips U.S. Public Opinion Shift

March 25, 2015 6:27 PM2 comments

Oh, those pesky “unintended consequences!” A really big one accompanied the recent controversial address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, organized behind the back of President Barack Obama. What has come to pass as a result of that ham-handed move is a […]

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Ted Cruz’ White House Squirrel Strategy: Harvest the Nuts

March 24, 2015 3:07 PM6 comments

In front of a captive audience of trapped college students in Lynchburg, bombastic Texas Senator, Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, announced he was running for President of the United States. Although, judging by his divisive, narrow-minded remarks, it sounded more like he was running for president of Liberty University. The interesting […]

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