Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Celebrating Black History Month

February 22, 2017 8:27 PM0 comments

We recognize African American history during the month of February as an integral part of American history, and celebrate the many achievements of African Americans to our great nation. It is also a time to remember Virginia’s checkered history. From massive resistance to the integration of public schools, to the […]

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How the Russians Own Trump

February 15, 2017 9:39 PM0 comments

The ongoing Russian intervention into the U.S. presidential election and White House operations goes way beyond just telephone communications, and its journalistic digging that has the best shot at rooting it out. “A district judge cannot make immigration law for the United States, cannot give foreign nationals and foreign countries […]

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Presidential Lying & the Press, Part 2

February 8, 2017 7:08 PM0 comments

The late legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas (1920-2013), whom I was so deeply honored to have in my employ in the last year of her storied professional career, breaking barriers to women and covering the White House since 1961, wrote eloquently in her 2006 book, Watchdogs of Democracy, The […]

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How to Fuel the New Movement

February 1, 2017 7:34 PM0 comments

The extreme events of the last two weeks have established at least two things: First, there is an autocratic regime in the White House now more alienated from the nation’s core democratic values and traditions than perhaps any in memory; and, second, there is a new movement, coalesced veritably overnight, […]

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Presidential Lying & the Press, Part 1

January 25, 2017 8:40 PM0 comments

There are lies, damn lies and presidential lies. All his life, Donald Trump has routinely used lying and deception as go-to tools in his toolbox for his business and electoral campaign dealings. He’s now president of the U.S. His prevalent pattern of lying and dissembling that he learned on the […]

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Obama’s Final Word To Happy Warriors

January 19, 2017 9:30 AM0 comments

President Obama’s final public words to the American people and the world at his final press conference in the White House yesterday was a visionary clarion call to empower as happy warriors those who will carry on the fight for the progressive values he’s stood for and that will be […]

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Will the Uncouth Rule the World?

January 11, 2017 6:31 PM0 comments

The Uncouth. It is the movement of the great Uncouth that is taking over the world before our very eyes. Rude, lacking in good manners and grace, coarse, loutish, boorish, says the dictionary, lacking a context which subsumes the notion that such a quality is simply antisocial, or asocial. What […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Thoughts on the SunCell

January 9, 2017 2:44 PM0 comments

On New Year’s Day, CNN ran a story on Brilliant Light Power’s progress in developing its SunCell which the company claims has the capability of replacing all other sources of energy. The network had run a story on an earlier version of this technology about nine years ago but noted […]

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A Light Shining In the Darkness

January 4, 2017 8:06 PM0 comments

In the opening of the Biblical Gospel of John, the contrast of light to darkness (“the Light” which God both was and made, “shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not” – King James translation) set the theme for the whole Gospel account. Of this Light, also identified […]

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The Armageddon Solution

December 28, 2016 3:56 PM0 comments

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s muscular and passionate speech at the State Department yesterday about the need to perpetuate the long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has presented the incoming Trump administration with a stark challenge. Kerry deftly defended the U.S. decision not to […]

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