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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Trump’s ‘War of The Worlds’

August 17, 2016 4:30 PM0 comments

Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart News’ Steven Bannon to head a presidential campaign whose wheels are spinning off signals something even more ominous than the frightening prospect that Trump might actually win this November. Breitbart News is a tiny Internet-based operation to the right of Fox News with none of […]

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The Pig Versus The Feminist

August 10, 2016 3:24 PM0 comments

There’s absolutely no question but that Donald Trump’s barely-veiled assassination threat against Hillary Clinton Tuesday was intentional and deliberate. At a campaign rally, he injected a carefully-crafted parenthetical phrase into remarks about the Second Amendment designed to set off alarm bells exactly as it did. It is another typical step […]

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