How to Deal with Islamic Terrorism After Belgium

March 22, 2016 11:58 AM0 comments

Unspeakable attacks by Islamic extremists are so frequent that they are losing their shock value while maintaining their horror. It’s convenient to invoke the sterile word “terrorism” to describe this phenomenon – but it’s more accurately described as “asymmetrical strategic ideological warfare.” The terror is carried out by those with […]

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From Bad to Worse For the GOP

March 16, 2016 2:29 PM0 comments

Between the events of Tuesday night and yesterday, the final nail into the coffin of the Republican Party establishment has been hammered. Tuesday the fact that Donald Trump, horribly mortified beyond belief by that Republican establishment, will run away with the large majority of delegates to the Republican presidential nominating […]

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Trump Comparisons to Early Hitler Are Legitimate

March 15, 2016 1:49 PM0 comments

During my daily talk radio show in Chicago, a Donald Trump supporter called to ask me if it was fair to compare The Donald to Adolf Hitler. I replied that it depended on which Hitler he was referring to. It was wrong, I said, to compare Trump to 1933-45 Hitler. […]

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Male Chauvinism In This Election

March 9, 2016 3:47 PM0 comments

As it has always been, so it has been as I’ve seen it since my emergence from graduate theological seminary as an adult political person in the height of the anti-war and civil rights ferment of the late 1960s, this U.S. presidential election and most of the critical issues facing […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Economic Growth Through Smart Investments

March 3, 2016 9:56 AM0 comments

Last month, the White House Office of Management and Budget released President Obama’s final budget to fund the government through fiscal year 2017. Funding the federal government is ultimately Congress’ obligation, but the President’s budget serves as an indication of his priorities, what direction he feels the country ought to […]

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The GOP & Its Frankenstein

March 2, 2016 5:14 PM0 comments

This Super Tuesday, when indeed for all intents and purposes the die was cast for this year’s U.S. presidential election, I was reminded by a friend of a quote from the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “History will have to record that the great tragedy of this period […]

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The Republican Party is Donald Trump & Donald Trump is the Republican Party

2:17 PM0 comments

It is looking more like Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. This should surprise no one, with this pompous monstrosity the logical conclusion of four decades of divisive Republican rhetoric and bigoted policies. Where else did the delusional party elite think this Frankenstein experiment was headed? This week offered […]

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‘Gravity Waves’ of The Human Mind

February 24, 2016 7:40 PM0 comments

This month’s titanic discovery of “gravity waves” derived from the observation by an international team of astrophysicists, confirming Einstein’s general theory of relativity after almost a century, is in fact one of the most momentous discoveries of human history, and yet we’re woefully unable yet to explain just why that […]

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Progressives Only Lose Because They Don’t Vote

February 23, 2016 4:45 PM0 comments

In the late 1970s, Rev. Jerry Falwell launched the Moral Majority, an ambitious project that created an evangelical political empire. This organization remade America in its angry, narrow-minded image. By energizing right wing citizens who vote religiously, Falwell ensured politicians from Ronald Reagan to modern day crusaders, such as Sens. […]

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The ‘Gravity’ of This Week’s News

February 17, 2016 6:30 PM0 comments

It’s been a monumental week in the history of things, but with the focus on the U.S. presidential election, even though it is still eight months away, and other major developments surrounding the nation’s capitol, such as the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, I contend that something of […]

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