Thirsty California, Want Alaskan Water?

April 8, 2015 8:02 PM0 comments

My awesome younger brother, who still lives with his family in the Southern California coastal town where we grew up, took delight over the past winter gently taunting me with text messages contrasting the mild temperatures in our home town compared to the misery I was suffering out east. “Ready […]

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

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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 PM2 comments

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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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Mother of All Black Swans

March 18, 2015 11:05 PM26 comments

Even Saudi Arabia’s oil minister is starting to talk about the advent of a “black swan.” These are defined as completely unexpected developments which cause lots of unexpected change. I believe we are going to be seeing a major black swan event in the not too distant future. It should […]

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Boycott Dolce & Gabana

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Stupidity never goes out of fashion. This much was confirmed after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, a gay Italian couple that designs overpriced clothes, viciously smeared gay families. The traitors’ words were identical to ugly attacks used by anti-gay activists. In an interview with Italian magazine Panorama, Dolce and Gabbana […]

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The NFL’s Borland Rejects Football

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Far, far more significant than this week’s resignation of 33-year-old Rep. Aaron Schock, a Republican freshman egotist from the U.S. Congress, is the resignation of Chris Borland, an even younger 24-year-old National Football League player. Both are described as the youngest ever to resign from their respective professions. The two […]

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