Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: 100 Years of the National Park Service

September 7, 2016 5:57 PM0 comments

Last month we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of our National Park Service. Historian Wallace Stegner once called our national parks “the best idea we ever had,” and I could not agree more. My first job in the early 1970s was as a Park Ranger at the Lincoln Memorial on the […]

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Abdul-Jabbar Defends Kaepernick

August 31, 2016 5:32 PM0 comments

Among professional basketball’s most memorable “big men,” the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks as by far the most graceful, featuring a deadly-accurate hook shot that was poetry in motion and indefensible. During his amazing athletic career, he led the UCLA Bruins to three […]

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The Ugly Truth About Football

August 24, 2016 5:42 PM0 comments

The ongoing descent of the Trump campaign hate rhetoric and attacks spiraling toward places no self-respecting gutter would go owes whatever traction it has in the electorate to a systematic, decades-long decay of core humanitarian American geniality and civility. Where will this stop? It’s clear the November election won’t serve […]

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Trump’s ‘War of The Worlds’

August 17, 2016 4:30 PM0 comments

Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart News’ Steven Bannon to head a presidential campaign whose wheels are spinning off signals something even more ominous than the frightening prospect that Trump might actually win this November. Breitbart News is a tiny Internet-based operation to the right of Fox News with none of […]

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The Pig Versus The Feminist

August 10, 2016 3:24 PM0 comments

There’s absolutely no question but that Donald Trump’s barely-veiled assassination threat against Hillary Clinton Tuesday was intentional and deliberate. At a campaign rally, he injected a carefully-crafted parenthetical phrase into remarks about the Second Amendment designed to set off alarm bells exactly as it did. It is another typical step […]

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Reclaiming Moral High Ground, Part 1

August 3, 2016 4:54 PM0 comments

That this is a U.S. presidential election season of massive contrasts is obvious. But what is at the core of those contrasts? This election season represents a unique opportunity to get a handle on these, a teachable moment for going deeper than the usual partisan divides to something more fundamental […]

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The Great Energy Transition: A Sun in a Coffee Cup

August 2, 2016 6:32 PM0 comments

The Mill’s organization, Brilliant Light Power, continues to report progress in its efforts to find a replacement for fossil fuels. Whether you are or are not convinced that Randell Mill’s has discovered and is on the verge of commercializing the holy grail of energy, the story of his progress is […]

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The Real America’s Grand Coalition

July 27, 2016 3:58 PM0 comments

The selection of Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to be the vice-presidential nominee last Friday, and the subsequent veritably flawless roll out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week has set the framework for burying the “stupid white male pig” chauvinist fearmongering of the GOP and Donald Trump. […]

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The White Male Pig Gotterdammerung

July 20, 2016 6:01 PM0 comments

Poor William Kristol, quoted at the outset of the Republican National Convention this week by Ben Terris in the Washington Post lamenting that his party’s nomination of Donald Trump for President of the U.S. is “the last gasp of civilization, the end of the Roman Empire.” Kristol, of course, as […]

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The High Vs. The Low Road

July 13, 2016 7:12 PM0 comments

The high road, and the low road. Civilizations have always been saved by leaders who’ve chosen the former route, and destroyed by those who’ve chosen the latter, through cynical postmodern revisionist histories try to blur that unyielding reality. Abraham Lincoln referred to the organizing method of the high road as […]

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