Harvey Exposes GOP Chiseling

August 30, 2017 8:57 PM0 comments

As the horrors of Hurricane Harvey continue to unfold in and around Houston, people may not remember that it was President George W. Bush’s completely failed response to Hurricane Katrina, and the sinking of New Orleans, 12 years earlier that was the nail in his political coffin, even resulting in […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Way Forward After Charlottesville

August 29, 2017 7:03 PM0 comments

Most Virginians, like most Americans, were aghast at how our state became the venue earlier this month for a repellent display of racism and violence. But the tragedy of Charlottesville didn’t happen in a vacuum. Across the nation, we have seen a rising incidence of hate crimes. As our political […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Update on Brilliant Light Power

12:39 PM0 comments

News about the progress Brilliant Light Power is making in its effort to develop a replacement for fossil fuels comes slowly. As a privately held company, Brilliant Light is under no obligation to report developments and does so only when they have something significant to say. Last week they issued […]

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Just Keep on Digging, Mr. Mueller

August 16, 2017 6:21 PM0 comments

Keep digging, Mr. Mueller. Keep digging! With all the atmospherics. With the threat of a nuclear war. With the threat of a race war. With all this, the damning evidence that our nation’s president is a pliable and compromised de facto agent of a hostile foreign power remains the most […]

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FBI’s Manafort Raid Tightens the Noose

August 9, 2017 6:50 PM0 comments

Among the many things that Trump doesn’t understand about how the real world works outside his flawed, distorted, narrow almost solipsistic bully-coward mapping of reality is that, among the big boys on the global schoolyard, great bluster is a sign of weakness, not strength. It is very likely there are […]

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Trump, Putin Foiled By New Sanctions Law

August 2, 2017 9:13 PM0 comments

His hands tied tightly, President Trump has grudgingly signed legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week imposing further sanctions against Russia and more importantly preventing the president from being able to unilaterally remove any specific entities from a sanctions list. Trump howled and protested the bill, and signed it with […]

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Gen. Kelly & the Palace Coup

August 1, 2017 2:02 PM0 comments

Events and revelations of the past week, when considered in the context of the explosive testimony given by William Browder to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, paint a stunning picture of what may have been a “palace coup” to bring Gen. John Kelly in as the new chief of […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Republicans Vote Against Financial Protections

July 27, 2017 9:19 AM0 comments

As Republicans in the Senate moved forward Tuesday on legislation which would lead to millions more uninsured Americans, their colleagues in the House took a vote which got far less attention. H.J. Res. 111, which passed the House on an almost-straight party-line vote, would allow predatory practices to return to […]

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The Brain-Mashing of Trump & Football

July 26, 2017 6:17 PM0 comments

Will the adults in the room please do something? The insufferable petulant, adolescent bully-coward we’re enduring as our president has now stooped to a new low with his clueless assault on the sensibilities of 30,000 young boys at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this week, among other things possibly […]

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Only a Renaissance Can Save Us

July 19, 2017 6:34 PM0 comments

Lord Voldemort, the bad guy in the Harry Potter series, summed up the simple proposition that is behind the expansion of evil in the world when toward the end of the first book/movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he tries to talk Harry into joining his cause by saying, […]

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