Football & Mass American Dementia

September 23, 2015 3:35 PM3 comments

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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Entourage of 911 Flunkies Still On Patrol

September 16, 2015 8:59 PM0 comments

The 14th anniversary of September 11th was a somber day of remembrance. The terrorist attack brought out the best of America, as our collective shock forced us to drop our poisonous partisanship and come together as a nation. For a fleeting moment, we had the sympathy and support of the […]

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‘Trump Bullies Like An 8th Grade Girl’

3:54 PM2 comments

Yet another brilliant column by the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank yesterday, “Standing Up to Election Bullying,” applies the lessons of an anti-bullying website,, run by the Department of Health and Human Services, to Donald Trump. Proposing to substitute the name of Trump to all the site’s references to perpetrators […]

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The War Criminal Cheney Kraken

September 9, 2015 4:43 PM0 comments

This week on the perpetual “news,” Donald Trump was trumped by the original Darth Vader, war criminal Dick Cheney, who delivers his lies with a certain gravelly timbre that can terrify the faint of heart. Cheney, let us be clear, is responsible for the refugee crisis now sweeping Europe. He’s […]

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The Cynical Redefining of Religious Liberty

September 8, 2015 1:03 PM0 comments

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is in the pokey – exactly where she belongs. Citing “God’s Law” she arrogantly thought she could abrogate Caesar’s law by refusing to marry gay couples. While right wing activists are foolishly trying to portray her as a modern day Martin Luther King Jr., she […]

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Humanity’s ‘Quest For Meaning,’ Part 1

September 2, 2015 4:36 PM0 comments

One value of a print newspaper, compared to online, is that as you leaf through the pages and skim headlines, you expose yourself to new things beyond your previous range of interests. So, when watching an all-news TV channel you think you’ve just about had your limit of Donald Trump […]

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Anti-Gay Kentucky Marriage Clerk a Charlatan Shyster

3:08 PM6 comments

In the same way that the rise of Donald Trump is the logical conclusion of a Republican Party that has lost its way, it is only natural that the most notable faces on the Religious Right in 2015 are Josh Duggar and Kim Davis. Duggar, one of the children on […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Women Still Disenfranchised in Workplace

August 27, 2015 8:47 AM0 comments

Today, 95 years after women were finally given equal access to vote, we continue to disenfranchise women in the workplace, undermining their ability to succeed and handicapping the economy. There is no more common sense issue than the fight for women’s economic empowerment. I am proud to announce that I […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion Gets a U.S. Patent

8:13 AM11 comments

Sometimes our government moves very slowly. In the case of granting a patent to cold fusion technology, which just might replace fossil fuels, it took 26 years. The odyssey that started with a press conference at the University of Utah back in 1989 and has bumped along below the world’s […]

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