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

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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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How Trump Will Go Down

September 14, 2016 10:07 PM0 comments

Despite all the sound and fury that our badly compromised major cable TV media organizations have their talking heads gabbing and gasping about these days, the two major facets that are doing to tank the campaign of Donald Trump are still yet to be tossed into the mix. Yes, money, […]

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The Major Media’s False Equivalency

September 7, 2016 7:02 PM0 comments

It’s the major media’s insistence on a non-existent moral equivalency between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that is doing more to threaten democracy in the U.S. than even Donald Trump himself. Those who would love to push this nation down the road to an arbitrary suspension of democratic institutions and […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: 100 Years of the National Park Service

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Last month we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of our National Park Service. Historian Wallace Stegner once called our national parks “the best idea we ever had,” and I could not agree more. My first job in the early 1970s was as a Park Ranger at the Lincoln Memorial on the […]

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Abdul-Jabbar Defends Kaepernick

August 31, 2016 5:32 PM0 comments

Among professional basketball’s most memorable “big men,” the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks as by far the most graceful, featuring a deadly-accurate hook shot that was poetry in motion and indefensible. During his amazing athletic career, he led the UCLA Bruins to three […]

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The Ugly Truth About Football

August 24, 2016 5:42 PM0 comments

The ongoing descent of the Trump campaign hate rhetoric and attacks spiraling toward places no self-respecting gutter would go owes whatever traction it has in the electorate to a systematic, decades-long decay of core humanitarian American geniality and civility. Where will this stop? It’s clear the November election won’t serve […]

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