The Most Powerful Woman in U.S. History

October 14, 2015 3:01 PM0 comments

The civil, passionate and highly-watched Democratic presidential candidates in their debate Tuesday night shamed the dog-and-pony clown shows their GOP counterparts have been exhibiting. But with Donald Trump holding to his lead among the Republicans, there is very little chance anything is going to change on their side. It’s a […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Challenge: Move Beyond White Latte Liberals

October 13, 2015 11:54 AM0 comments

To put himself in a position to win, Sanders has five key hurdles to overcome: 1) Prove he’s a serious candidate 2) Improve name recognition 3) Expand support from white latte liberals to minority voters 4) Overcome the socialist stigma. 5)Articulate a personal narrative. Seriousness: In a post Citizens United […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Forests & Trees

October 12, 2015 11:51 AM0 comments

The old rubric about not being able to see the forest for the trees is becoming more relevant as the world drifts towards numerous catastrophes. While our media talks endlessly about the symptoms of our many problems — Trump, Syria, floods, droughts, interest rates, and whatever – but these are […]

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The Pope & Putin Vs. War Mongers

October 8, 2015 2:20 PM0 comments

While some may be worrying that a potential direct clash between the U.S. and Russia over Syria could trigger a new march to thermonuclear war, I don’t think so. On the contrary, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ famous “Doomsday Clock” at the University of Chicago could more likely be pushed […]

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A Continuing Need For ‘The Effeminist’

September 30, 2015 3:40 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s new initiative, a Congressional “Men for Women” caucus to promote the vital role of women in the economy and politics, has by coincidence come at the same time that I encountered a “blast from the past” in my mailbox the other day. I hadn’t seen in […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Magnetic Motors – Another Source of Energy?

September 29, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

For many years now inventors around the world have been claiming they have developed “over unity” electric motors or motor/generator pairs that either run on magnetism alone or consist of a “self-looped” motor/generator pair that can produce electrical energy beyond that needed to run the generator’s electric motor. People who […]

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Carson’s Shameless Support of Confederate Flag

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The Associated Press reports that the Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson received the informal endorsement of NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty. Petty’s support is a boost for Carson in the South, particularly in the early March primary states. One tradition of many NASCAR fans is driving to races while flying […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Updates on Women’s Issue Conference

September 23, 2015 5:50 PM0 comments

Last month I announced that I will be hosting my first Women’s Issues Conference, “Women Driving the Economy” on October 10. I am happy to share some exciting updates with you today. Working in collaboration with George Mason University’s Arlington campus, this program will offer hands-on programs designed to help […]

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Football & Mass American Dementia

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It may not be evident yet, but pro football, if not football in general, is going the way of professional boxing as a sport in the U.S. Once enormously popular, pro boxing barely exists anymore. So it will become for football. The astonishing report issued by the Department of Veterans […]

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Trump is Not the GOP’s Main Problem

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The Republican establishment’s collective delusion is that if The Donald exited the presidential race, the party’s adults would reclaim the limelight. In reality, the candidates trailing him are even worse. The week began with apoplectic GOP talking heads eviscerating Trump for allowing a yahoo at a New Hampshire rally to […]

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