Peak Oil Crisis: Brilliant Light Power – Progress Report

July 12, 2016 1:37 PM0 comments

Last month, Randell Mills, the founder, and CEO of New Jersey’s Brilliant Light Power, put on another of his infrequent briefings on the progress his laboratory has been making in developing a new source of energy. Mills has been working on his technology for over 25 years; has raised over […]

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Trump, Roy Cohn & Worse

July 6, 2016 5:00 PM0 comments

(Anybody remember that Karl Rove set up a private e-mail account in the George W. Bush White House under the domain name “,” from which he purged 22 million e-mails in 2007 at the height of the Valerie Plame scandal? Jon Ponder tells the story in the online Pensito Review.) […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Doing Our Job By Sitting Down

June 30, 2016 12:49 PM0 comments

I was moved and inspired last week by my colleagues – starting with the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis – who had the tenacity and creativity to launch a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on solutions to gun violence. In […]

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Post-Orlando, Part 3: ‘LGBT Identity Project’

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This has been a period of much enlarged news and commentary coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., as it has been an unusual confluence of Gay Pride month, with mass and colorful parades and festivals in major U.S. cities, President Obama’s declaration of the […]

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The Orlando Massacre, Part 2

June 22, 2016 5:09 PM0 comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre of 49 people (so far) in the early hours of June 12. parameters of the hopes and cautions of the imperfect movement for human liberation on this planet are drawn in stark relief. On the one hand, images of the Pulse nightclub in […]

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Orlando Massacre’s Self-Loathing Root

June 15, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

When I awoke at 6 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to habit I checked my smart phone for email or Facebook updates, and that’s when I was first informed about the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I jumped up, turned on CNN and was transfixed for the next […]

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These Best & Worst of Times

June 8, 2016 5:22 PM0 comments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Attesting to the former, it takes some reflection, perhaps, to appreciate the significance of the presumptive nomination of a woman as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. […]

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The Obama Antidote To Trump’s Poison

June 3, 2016 12:57 PM0 comments

This Tuesday, May 31, marked a distinct turning point in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency. A big red-faced behemoth was shown on live national TV having been hit with grave slings and arrows bellowing like a wild-eyed elk in heat. Donald Trump was dealt serious blows by the […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Threat of Climate Change

May 25, 2016 7:20 PM0 comments

You know the headlines on climate change: Last year was the hottest year ever recorded. Since 2001, we have experienced fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record. Each of the past 12 months was the hottest on record. The sea level is rising, wild storms are more frequent, and […]

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Preventing the 2016 Slide Into Fascism

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Agreeing with the common premises of two recent op-eds by Robert Kagan in the Washington Post, “How Democracies Die” and “How Fascism Comes to America,” both focused on the rise of Donald Trump, the question begged by them is how to prevent the process from reaching its ultimate end, an […]

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