Strange Bedfellows: Russians & the FBI

November 2, 2016 5:05 PM0 comments

The latest intervention against the campaign of Hillary Clinton for President has borne a particularly troubling and sickening tone. After all the evidence of direct Russian meddling against the campaign, as acknowledged by 17 different U.S. intelligence agencies, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has weighed in with its own […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Transitioning to the Future

October 28, 2016 9:41 AM0 comments

Last Wednesday I had what may turn out to be a glimpse of mankind’s future in, of all places, New Jersey. Keep in mind that New Jersey was where Edison invented the light bulb, so the state has a track record of earth-shaking innovation. The venue was the most recent […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Supporting Our Veteran Community

October 26, 2016 6:20 PM0 comments

Virginia’s 8th congressional district is home to over 50,000 veterans and active duty service men and women. I am proud to represent a district with such a strong ethic of service. As the son of a 92-year-old Korean War veteran, I am deeply committed to caring for those who sacrifice […]

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An Acute Need for Cultural Reform

3:48 PM0 comments

Although the polls are currently indicating a solid victory for Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, and a major improvement of her party’s representation in Congress, there’s no doubt that no matter the outcome, the nation will remain steeped in the tawdry election’s aftermath for who knows […]

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Trump’s Role in a Russian Coup

October 19, 2016 6:09 PM0 comments

There are an abundance of tell-tale signs, but almost no one is putting them all together to draw the conclusion that what we’re seeing in this presidential election cycle is a coup in progress against the American democracy. Many, including the media, are distracted by the election process. They think […]

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Antidote to the ‘Trump Effect’

October 12, 2016 7:00 PM0 comments

There is a profound irony but truth in the thought that as horribly degraded as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has become, it could wind up having a beneficial effect on American culture. That is, if a sufficient effort is made by good people to take advantage of this unique “teaching […]

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Kaine’s Big Win For the Team

October 5, 2016 9:03 PM0 comments

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine scored a huge victory for his team in his debate with his GOP counterpart Mike Pence Tuesday night. To understand this one needs to step away from the atmospherics of the debate itself and look at it in the context of the overall race. […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Women’s Economic Empowerment

September 28, 2016 8:07 PM0 comments

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nearly a century ago. Today, despite enormous progress in other areas of our society, we continue to disenfranchise women in the workplace. This makes no economic sense. After 40 years in business, I know that when women succeed, America succeeds. That […]

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Lady & The Trump

7:14 PM0 comments

Often, first impressions are the best impressions. When recalling the historic presidential debate Monday night, the prevailing sense was of the starkest of contrasts between a civil, highly knowledgeable and fearless woman, and a snarling, pouting, disrespectful stupid old white male. It was visual, it was visceral, and despite all […]

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Trump’s Ugly ‘Macaca Moment’

September 22, 2016 2:14 PM0 comments

It’s hard to imagine now, given all the disgusting filth and bigotry that has issued from the mouth of Donald Trump and his surrogates in the last year, that one single slur brought down a U.S. Senate candidate who was being groomed for the presidency just 10 years ago. In […]

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