Time’s Enraged Women of the Year

December 6, 2017 9:31 PM0 comments

Bravo! Time magazine’s choice for 2017 Persons of the Year is “The Silence Breakers,” the women leading the new sexual abuse reckoning. Now in some of its rawest forms not seen in 50 years, the fierce unleashing of feminist rage is beginning to rip apart the American body politic and […]

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Guest Commentary: Long-Term Solutions to Malnutrition in Rwanda

November 30, 2017 1:59 PM0 comments

By Anne Wanlund For the last two and a half years I have been fortunate to lead a non-profit organization in Rwanda called Gardens for Health International (GHI). We provide training to thousands of rural Rwandan families annually, focusing on essential health, nutrition and agriculture practices designed to prevent chronic […]

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A Feminist Reckoning

November 29, 2017 8:57 PM0 comments

The latest revelations about NBC’s Matt Lauer underscore the most serious nature of what these sexual abuse scandals are about. Without knowing of Lauer’s sexual transgressions, Hillary Clinton in her recently published election post-mortem memoir, “What Happened?”, zeroed in on Lauer for his treacherous role in undermining her candidacy. It […]

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The Turkey a Year Later

November 21, 2017 7:08 PM0 comments

How’s that turkey looking to you this year, compared to last? The reference being to Thanksgiving, not the White House per se, still it goes to our national appetite and love of living, or not, after the last 12 months of Trump. To many, the shock effect of this past […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Open Enrollment Is Here

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The open enrollment period to shop for health insurance coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun, and will run until Dec. 15. Anyone who needs to sign up for coverage for 2018 or would like to find out more should visit Healthcare.gov, where you can shop for plans which will […]

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Russian Propaganda, Part 3

November 15, 2017 9:25 PM0 comments

The remarkable if often misunderstood anti-fascist modern German-born American political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), best known for her study and critique of Naziism in her work, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), wrote in that book that a decisive step in the demagogue’s authoritarian rise is “the murder of the moral […]

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This Election’s Break from Trump

November 9, 2017 4:06 PM0 comments

The resounding message from Tuesday’s elections, even though they’re very limited and nothing like the scale of the mid-term ones next year, is very clear. One year out from the election of Donald Trump, if you are a Republican, you should be afraid, very afraid. It’s really not about Trump, […]

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Russian Propaganda, Pt. 2

November 1, 2017 10:17 PM0 comments

The highly unsettling hearings of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees this week featuring representatives of major U.S. Internet social media platforms are demonstrating something of the extent of Russian penetration into the U.S. political process both in last year’s presidential election and since, up to right now. Among the […]

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The Secret of Russian Propaganda

October 25, 2017 10:41 PM0 comments

Next Wednesday, Nov. 1, Facebook and Twitter executives will be among those called to appear before a congressional committee looking into how the Russians used their electronic platforms, and others, to influence the 2017 U.S. presidential election. This probe could be among the most important, game-changing inquiries in modern U.S. […]

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A Birth Amid The Stars

October 19, 2017 12:34 AM0 comments

Dare I say it could be interpreted as an event of the most profound cosmic meaning, a potential Rosetta Stone for the advance toward a common appreciation of both spiritual and scientific understanding? This is a leap, but let’s give it a try. So, what were you doing on August […]

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