Coca Cola Funds Quack Science

August 12, 2015 11:23 AM2 comments

Capitalism works well when it is highly regulated. However, it can become “crapitalism” when the drive to make money comes at a great cost to the public good. One prime example of “crapitalism” is the way the sugar industry hawks its addictive and harmful products. We should begin to think […]

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‘Mendacity’ in War, Politics & the Media

August 5, 2015 2:44 PM0 comments

“Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It […]

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Staged Planned Parenthood Vote Riles The Base

11:57 AM2 comments

The Republican “War Against Women” continues, with a partisan vote in the United States Senate to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. The group is under fire after a fake non-profit, The Center for Medical Progress, filmed undercover video of discussions with Planned Parenthood executives talking about the transfer of fetal […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Foundation of Our Society

July 29, 2015 8:56 PM0 comments

For 50 years the strength of the American middle class has been the foundation of our society, allowing us to achieve social and economic progress possible at no other time and nowhere else in the world. The growth of the middle class has been accompanied by the great forward leaps […]

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Iran Deal Faces Senate War Dogs

7:12 PM0 comments

It is unconscionable that a matter as important to potentially global war and peace is being subjected to the partisan football as the predominantly Republican detractors of the negotiated Iran deal are causing it to become. But to grasp the significance of this, it is vitally important to recognize that […]

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Huckabee: From Happy-Go Lucky to Harpy-Go-Nutty

2:00 PM1 comment

In a desperate plea to scream “look at me” Mike Huckabee has jumped the shark. First he tweeted, “Planned Parenthood isn’t a healthcare provider any more than Benghazi was a spontaneous protest.” Then, in an interview with Breitbart, Mike Huckabee took his reckless and inflammatory rhetoric to a new, despicable […]

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The Trump Wreck In Perspective

July 23, 2015 1:17 PM0 comments

Most refreshing about Northern Virginia’s freshman congressman, Democrat Donald S. Beyer, Jr., is how brainy, eloquent and cheerful a warrior for progressive causes that he is. He brought that to a rousing rally in his district across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. earlier this month that also included Presidential […]

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Establishment Republicans Should be Ashamed of What They Have Established

July 22, 2015 1:09 PM1 comment

I had a heated conversation with a nice, but terribly misguided Republican last night. He said that Donald Trump and the presidential Bozo Bus embarrassed him. He was apologetic and trying to explain that he wasn’t “one of them.” “They don’t represent me,” he said. “I’m not like that.” To […]

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Dogs of War Howl Over Iran Deal

July 15, 2015 7:04 PM0 comments

It can be credibly argued that among the three or so most important political leaders responsible for the preservation and advance of the United States of America’s experiment in democracy was Sen. Henry Clay. He is hardly known anymore to the casual observer of this nation’s history. He’s not on […]

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The Conservative Love Affair With Abortion

July 14, 2015 2:06 PM9 comments

In a grotesque ode to Big Government, several Republican presidential candidates bowed before the National Right to Life Committee, to vow that they planned to put Uncle Sam in charge of women’s reproductive choices. GOP hopeful Jeb Bush praised the “extraordinary work” of the National Right to Life Committee and […]

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