Weinstein Scandal Not a Sideshow

October 11, 2017 9:21 PM0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is not a sideshow. It occupies one of the three main rings under the big top of the circus that America has become. While the foul-smelling, bleating Donald strives to command a lion’s share of attention with his feeble stream of little tweets, even as the […]

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Stupid, Angry White Men

October 4, 2017 9:10 PM0 comments

The acute existential question surrounding the mass murder on the Las Vegas strip this week…no, wait, is it even an existential question anymore? Is it even acute? No, ladies and gentlemen, the biggest loss in all of this pandemonium and innocent blood lost is the collective national loss of our […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Important Points on DACA Rescission

September 27, 2017 10:16 PM0 comments

President Trump recently decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which created temporary protections from deportation for DREAMers. I strongly opposed the decision to end this program which enjoys broad support across the country. I am seeking a legislative solution in Congress to make the program […]

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Russian Facebook Ads Sow Division

9:53 PM0 comments

The first reports of the contents provided by Facebook to Congressional investigators of the Russian advertising blitz in support of Donald Trump on Facebook in advance of last November’s presidential election reveal something very instructive concerning the operative “MO” involved. How did the Russians try to wield influence through this […]

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The Great Energy Transition: The Years Just Ahead

September 25, 2017 10:10 AM0 comments

As the global climate continues to deteriorate, consideration of where our civilization is heading becomes more critical with every passing day. The frequency and intensity of hurricanes and cyclones around the world are forcing many to reconsider just how disruptive global warming could become. While many in the U.S. still […]

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Hillary’s Revival Of Paul Tillich

September 20, 2017 9:16 PM0 comments

Probably unintended, but what Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in her now-best selling memoir What Happened may help trigger a very badly needed new reform movement in mainstream religious institutions. On the one hand, religion is in a very sad state of affairs in the U.S. now, something that its enemies […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarkable Book

September 13, 2017 10:53 PM0 comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book out this week, What Happened, is an extraordinary work. It does far more than address the specific issues of the 2016 election, and if anything, some reactions to it cast the spotlight not on her, but on what has become of our national political discourse. […]

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The Year of the Fatally Absurd

September 6, 2017 8:16 PM0 comments

Never did we consider the world so sane and normal during the two terms of President Obama. Not until recently, when the sheer madness of the Twitter-happy Infant Terrible of the White House since January has spun the nation and much of the world on its head. This is like […]

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Harvey Exposes GOP Chiseling

August 30, 2017 8:57 PM0 comments

As the horrors of Hurricane Harvey continue to unfold in and around Houston, people may not remember that it was President George W. Bush’s completely failed response to Hurricane Katrina, and the sinking of New Orleans, 12 years earlier that was the nail in his political coffin, even resulting in […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Way Forward After Charlottesville

August 29, 2017 7:03 PM0 comments

Most Virginians, like most Americans, were aghast at how our state became the venue earlier this month for a repellent display of racism and violence. But the tragedy of Charlottesville didn’t happen in a vacuum. Across the nation, we have seen a rising incidence of hate crimes. As our political […]

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