Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Republicans Vote Against Financial Protections

July 27, 2017 9:19 AM0 comments

As Republicans in the Senate moved forward Tuesday on legislation which would lead to millions more uninsured Americans, their colleagues in the House took a vote which got far less attention. H.J. Res. 111, which passed the House on an almost-straight party-line vote, would allow predatory practices to return to […]

Read more ›

The Brain-Mashing of Trump & Football

July 26, 2017 6:17 PM0 comments

Will the adults in the room please do something? The insufferable petulant, adolescent bully-coward we’re enduring as our president has now stooped to a new low with his clueless assault on the sensibilities of 30,000 young boys at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this week, among other things possibly […]

Read more ›

Only a Renaissance Can Save Us

July 19, 2017 6:34 PM0 comments

Lord Voldemort, the bad guy in the Harry Potter series, summed up the simple proposition that is behind the expansion of evil in the world when toward the end of the first book/movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he tries to talk Harry into joining his cause by saying, […]

Read more ›

Void the Corrupted November Election

July 12, 2017 8:18 PM0 comments

It was just two months ago that I sat down to interview Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate in last November’s election. Then, in a cool and collected mood, Kaine said that America’s “Constitutional safeguards” designed by the Founding Fathers to “minimize the risks of an […]

Read more ›

It’s the Economy, Fareed!

July 5, 2017 9:06 PM0 comments

I usually find columnist and Sunday morning CNN politics show host Fareed Zakaria to be among the more astute and reliable commentators on current events available to a wide public audience. So it was with some disappointment that I read his recent, misguided column entitled, “It’s Not the Economy, Democrats.” […]

Read more ›

Behind All Creation is Love

June 28, 2017 8:20 PM0 comments

I have been a practicing Christian most of my adult life and to the extent I’ve been aligned with an institutional church, it has always been with a congregation of the progressive United Church of Christ. I often wonder why. In a conversation with a new friend recently, she told […]

Read more ›
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonGoogle+Google+