Russia’s Hate Offensive in U.S.

May 16, 2018 5:23 PM0 comments

What are we to make of the fact of the cultural tone of the Russian intervention into the 2016 U.S. presidential election and subsequent, ongoing efforts through social media? For as many of the millions of fake Facebook and other accounts they flooded the U.S. and Western Europe with in […]

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‘Fearless and Fair’ Print Newspapers

May 9, 2018 7:49 PM0 comments

While the Mueller team, New York and congressional investigators continue their arduous pursuit of money laundering, blackmail and other ties between Trump and the Russians, on another level there is the in-your-face evidence. Few are willing to look at things like Trump’s move to end the Iran nuclear deal and […]

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No Moral Equivalency

May 2, 2018 7:21 PM0 comments

Last Saturday was a devastating day for legitimate journalism, and thus for democracy. In Afghanistan, nine journalists were killed in a terrorist bombing that the Taliban took credit for and that targeted them. That’s the most journalists to be killed in a single incident since 2001. In the U.S., journalism, […]

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Stopping the Next Election Hack

April 25, 2018 9:05 PM0 comments

The Democratic National Committee’s decision to file a massive civil lawsuit against Trump, the Russians and others involved in the collusion to corrupt the outcome the November 2016 presidential election is an important form of life insurance for the ongoing investigation of all this that will insulate it from desperate […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Helicopter Noise in Northern Virginia

7:37 PM0 comments

I wanted to update you on the recent efforts I have made to address the problem of helicopter noise in Northern Virginia. I appreciated the thoughtful feedback I received from constituents during my Fairlington community forum in January, and I have tried to address those complaints with amendments I introduced […]

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The Great Energy Transition: A Short History of Gasoline Prices

April 24, 2018 2:46 PM0 comments

For most of us, the only time we focus on oil prices comes when we need to fill our gas tanks. Over the last century, retail gasoline prices in the United States started around 25 cents a gallon many years ago and then became volatile amidst the various wars and […]

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James Comey’s ‘Higher Loyalty’

April 18, 2018 8:29 PM0 comments

It is a sad commentary on the degraded state of political discourse in these times – and likely having more to do with the election of a sociopath as president of the U.S. than any other single factor – that so much of the reaction to James Comey’s scathing book […]

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The President As Racketeer

April 11, 2018 7:46 PM0 comments

The FBI raid of the office, home and hotel room of Trump’s personal attorney, his go-to fixer, Michael Cohen, this Monday has elevated the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the president’s potential wrongdoing to a whole new level. Now, suddenly, it’s not about Trump’s collusion with the Russians to […]

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The New American Revolution, Part 1

April 4, 2018 10:41 PM0 comments

There is a new revolutionary ferment arising in the nation that is more robust and determined than other electoral surges of recent decades, and the best news is how it is grounded in the same sentiments, centered on the concept of “equality,” that gave rise to the radical Enlightenment the […]

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Are Journalists Activists? You Bet!

March 28, 2018 7:47 PM0 comments

In the immediate aftermath of last weekend’s historic March For Our Lives events across the U.S., some of the day’s organizers, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a mass murder of 17 students occured on St. Valentine’s Day, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources show and […]

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