Tubman & Hamilton Make the Cut

April 29, 2016 3:06 PM0 comments

One of the happier things in these days was the decision by the U.S. Treasury last week to switch up images on the $20 bill and the $10 bill. Harriet Tubman, African-American Civil War hero, is going on the front of the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson, who will be […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Springtime In Congress Means ‘Appropriations’

April 28, 2016 9:37 AM0 comments

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law;” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 Every spring Congress begins to draft legislation to fund the federal government after receiving the President’s budget request. Traditionally, Congress will hold hearings on the […]

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Time for Democrats to Pivot to the General Election

April 20, 2016 5:15 PM0 comments

This is a very sad day for those of us who are Bernie Sanders supporters. It is a morning of mourning – and a time of grave disappointment, and for some, disillusionment. For those who worked the phone banks, knocked on doors, donated money, and had countless conversations to persuade […]

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OK, Thank You, Bernie Sanders

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Following Tuesday’s New York primary, everybody knows it’s now all over but the shouting in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton will make history as the first woman to win the party’s nomination for president in Philadelphia this summer. Meanwhile, we remain uncertain who her GOP rival […]

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Big Business vs. Bigotry in North Carolina

April 13, 2016 5:57 PM0 comments

Facing a torrent of criticism for signing a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill, North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory took baby steps away from the measure. With a threatened exodus of corporations, the governor signed an executive order on Tuesday that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation for state workers. Unfortunately, he […]

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GOP Descends to Doom & Gloom

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Gradually, it is becoming clearer how the primary election process will unfold between now and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21, and though no one can predict what will transpire at or following the convention, the pathway to getting there has the entire Republican Party establishment in fits […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A Bizarre Twist

April 11, 2016 3:31 PM0 comments

The saga of cold fusion went flying off in new direction last week when a Florida law firm sent out a press release saying that: 1. Rossi’s 1-megawatt nuclear reactor test was a resounding success; and 2. that Rossi is suing its U.S. licensee, Industrial Heat down in North Carolina. […]

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Speaking Out Against ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy in Iowa

April 6, 2016 5:07 PM0 comments

As this week’s fiasco in North Carolina and narrow victory in Georgia point out – our battle is far from over. When I started as a young activist at University of Florida, I used to naively believe there was a finish line. You fight. You win. You go home. If […]

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Why ‘The Establishment’ Dreads Trump

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Although he was far too polite in how he said it, President Obama dropped an enormous bombshell Tuesday when he took the horrific scale of systematic lying, deceit and cheating by major U.S. corporations out of the shadows with a briefing in the White House press room. “I wanted to […]

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Obama Assails Media’s ‘False Equivalencies’

March 30, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

President Obama’s latest step into the current maelstrom that is the current presidential campaign took the form of extended remarks this week on the importance of the role of the media in a democracy, indirectly chiding many for failures to hold candidates to a sufficiently high standard. That standard, of […]

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