Forward vs. Backward America

March 10, 2015 1:53 PM3 comments

It is ironic that those who often pose as patriots and extol themselves as “real” or “traditional” Americans are the most likely to be a drag on our nation. There really are two America’s, forward and backward, and the Republican Party and its apparatchiks have a monopoly on the latter. […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Answering the Mail

March 4, 2015 8:53 PM1 comment

I certainly do not want to ruin great television, but after two months on Capitol Hill, I can finally tell you what I have long suspected: Congress is not at all like Frank Underwood would have you believe. I have not had time to binge-watch the latest season of House […]

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Netanyahu Fans Nuclear Threat

7:29 PM1 comment

Add the extremely dissembling effect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress Tuesday, famously organized by the Republican Congressional leadership behind the back of President Obama, to the growing chorus of voices demanding the U.S. get into another war in the Middle […]

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Israeli Republican Benjamin Netanyahu Should Go Home

March 3, 2015 3:44 PM0 comments

  I am a fervent supporter of Israel, yet I bitterly oppose Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in front of Congress. This disgraceful talk is the result of political collusion between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Netanyahu to humiliate President Obama, sabotage nuclear talks with Iran, and help the Israeli leader […]

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Missing the Point Of This Year’s Oscars

February 25, 2015 4:57 PM0 comments

It seems to me that everybody is getting it totally wrong and missing the real point about this year’s Oscars. The best pictures of the past year, taken as a lot, are an incredible assemblage of cinematic excellence, deep social concern and an abiding, non-saccharin optimism. In this context, the […]

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Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

February 24, 2015 2:28 PM68 comments

Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism. Speaking to a hardcore Republican crowd, New York City’s former mayor said: “I know this is a horrible thing to say. But I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani is 100% right, […]

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On Deprogramming ISIS Recruits

February 18, 2015 7:22 PM1 comment

The claim by some in the U.S. intelligence community that the key to stopping the recruitment of young radicals to ISIS is to show that ISIS “is losing, militarily, on the ground,” is foolish and counterproductive. It only enhances a martyr complex for a prospective recruit. The Atlantic magazine’s Graeme […]

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Blame the NRA, Not Atheists, For North Carolina Murders

1:25 PM188 comments

Isn’t it pathetic the way some on the extreme right are trying to exploit the tragic murder of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina? It turns out that the man who murdered these three innocent people, Craig Stephen Hicks, is an atheist or humanist and isn’t a fan […]

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CIA’s ISIS Pushes Obama to War

February 11, 2015 7:48 PM3 comments

News of the latest highly-public execution of a young, humanitarian westerner by the assassins of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is begging the question, louder and louder, about the motives behind these deliberately sadistic and graphic public killings. So far, the only explanation provided by the […]

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Obama’s Brilliant Speech on Religion

February 9, 2015 2:43 PM6 comments

Conservatives continue to huff and puff about Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. They’re fuming because he had the unmitigated gall to tell the truth and say that Islam is not the first world religion to resort to violence. Why is this most basic historical fact so controversial? It […]

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