Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: New Tax Law Won’t Help Working Americans

December 27, 2017 6:53 PM0 comments

The tax bill just passed by Congress has little in common with the rosy descriptions Republican leaders have made about it. Putting more money into the pockets of working people would be great, but that’s not what they wrote this bill to do. I have grown a business, made payroll […]

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Clapper Calls Trump A Russian ‘Asset’

December 21, 2017 1:54 PM0 comments

The former director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper delivered an astounding and direct charge against Donald Trump on national television Tuesday, no longer mincing words or making indirect or suggestive references to what the U.S. intelligence community is thoroughly convinced of. That is, that Trump, our president, is a […]

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Sweet Win, Alabama!

December 13, 2017 9:43 PM0 comments

Sweet win, Alabama! A U.S. Senate seat that was downright owned by Republicans, win victory margins over 90 percent, was captured by a moderate Democrat in a special election Tuesday, closing the gap in the Senate between Republicans and Democrats to a razor-thin 51-49. Everything, everything, is changed in American […]

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The Great Energy Transition: A Progress Report

December 11, 2017 12:50 PM0 comments

On Nov. 24 in Stockholm, there was a demonstration of the progress that the Italian, Andrea Rossi, has made in his decades-long effort to develop a new source of energy based on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). As Rossi’s last demonstration of an earlier version of his energy-producing device was […]

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Time’s Enraged Women of the Year

December 6, 2017 9:31 PM0 comments

Bravo! Time magazine’s choice for 2017 Persons of the Year is “The Silence Breakers,” the women leading the new sexual abuse reckoning. Now in some of its rawest forms not seen in 50 years, the fierce unleashing of feminist rage is beginning to rip apart the American body politic and […]

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Guest Commentary: Long-Term Solutions to Malnutrition in Rwanda

November 30, 2017 1:59 PM0 comments

By Anne Wanlund For the last two and a half years I have been fortunate to lead a non-profit organization in Rwanda called Gardens for Health International (GHI). We provide training to thousands of rural Rwandan families annually, focusing on essential health, nutrition and agriculture practices designed to prevent chronic […]

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A Feminist Reckoning

November 29, 2017 8:57 PM0 comments

The latest revelations about NBC’s Matt Lauer underscore the most serious nature of what these sexual abuse scandals are about. Without knowing of Lauer’s sexual transgressions, Hillary Clinton in her recently published election post-mortem memoir, “What Happened?”, zeroed in on Lauer for his treacherous role in undermining her candidacy. It […]

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The Turkey a Year Later

November 21, 2017 7:08 PM0 comments

How’s that turkey looking to you this year, compared to last? The reference being to Thanksgiving, not the White House per se, still it goes to our national appetite and love of living, or not, after the last 12 months of Trump. To many, the shock effect of this past […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Open Enrollment Is Here

3:58 PM0 comments

The open enrollment period to shop for health insurance coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun, and will run until Dec. 15. Anyone who needs to sign up for coverage for 2018 or would like to find out more should visit Healthcare.gov, where you can shop for plans which will […]

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Russian Propaganda, Part 3

November 15, 2017 9:25 PM0 comments

The remarkable if often misunderstood anti-fascist modern German-born American political philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), best known for her study and critique of Naziism in her work, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), wrote in that book that a decisive step in the demagogue’s authoritarian rise is “the murder of the moral […]

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