Post-Orlando, Part 3: ‘LGBT Identity Project’

June 30, 2016 12:26 PM0 comments

This has been a period of much enlarged news and commentary coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., as it has been an unusual confluence of Gay Pride month, with mass and colorful parades and festivals in major U.S. cities, President Obama’s declaration of the […]

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The Orlando Massacre, Part 2

June 22, 2016 5:09 PM0 comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre of 49 people (so far) in the early hours of June 12. parameters of the hopes and cautions of the imperfect movement for human liberation on this planet are drawn in stark relief. On the one hand, images of the Pulse nightclub in […]

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Orlando Massacre’s Self-Loathing Root

June 15, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

When I awoke at 6 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to habit I checked my smart phone for email or Facebook updates, and that’s when I was first informed about the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I jumped up, turned on CNN and was transfixed for the next […]

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These Best & Worst of Times

June 8, 2016 5:22 PM0 comments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Attesting to the former, it takes some reflection, perhaps, to appreciate the significance of the presumptive nomination of a woman as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. […]

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The Obama Antidote To Trump’s Poison

June 3, 2016 12:57 PM0 comments

This Tuesday, May 31, marked a distinct turning point in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency. A big red-faced behemoth was shown on live national TV having been hit with grave slings and arrows bellowing like a wild-eyed elk in heat. Donald Trump was dealt serious blows by the […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Threat of Climate Change

May 25, 2016 7:20 PM0 comments

You know the headlines on climate change: Last year was the hottest year ever recorded. Since 2001, we have experienced fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record. Each of the past 12 months was the hottest on record. The sea level is rising, wild storms are more frequent, and […]

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Preventing the 2016 Slide Into Fascism

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Agreeing with the common premises of two recent op-eds by Robert Kagan in the Washington Post, “How Democracies Die” and “How Fascism Comes to America,” both focused on the rise of Donald Trump, the question begged by them is how to prevent the process from reaching its ultimate end, an […]

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GOP Surrenders To Trump

May 19, 2016 5:06 PM0 comments

The violent disruption of and threats against the Democratic convention in Las Vegas last weekend raises serious suspicions of outside “agents provocateur” operations by enemies of the Democratic Party. The party and media need to refer to these people as “alleged” Bernie Sanders supporters, and then get to the bottom […]

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Obama’s Message To the Future

May 11, 2016 6:34 PM0 comments

The eloquence of President Obama has only begun to shine more brightly in this last year of his presidency, serving the purpose of contrasting ever more clearly between a discourse that elevates and enlightens persons, and the gutter talk of Donald Trump. Looking beyond the immediate, President Obama has chosen […]

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Fall’s Harbinger In Fairfax County

May 4, 2016 11:04 PM0 comments

If the contagious enthusiasm on display last weekend at the annual Democratic Party banquet in Northern Virginia’s million-strong Fairfax County, just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, is any indicator, then the Democrats are primed for an explosive outburst of campaigning this fall that they hope will compel them […]

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