Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Open Enrollment Is Here

November 21, 2017 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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This Election’s Break from Trump

November 9, 2017 4:06 PM0 comments

The resounding message from Tuesday’s elections, even though they’re very limited and nothing like the scale of the mid-term ones next year, is very clear. One year out from the election of Donald Trump, if you are a Republican, you should be afraid, very afraid. It’s really not about Trump, […]

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Russian Propaganda, Pt. 2

November 1, 2017 10:17 PM0 comments

The highly unsettling hearings of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees this week featuring representatives of major U.S. Internet social media platforms are demonstrating something of the extent of Russian penetration into the U.S. political process both in last year’s presidential election and since, up to right now. Among the […]

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The Secret of Russian Propaganda

October 25, 2017 10:41 PM0 comments

Next Wednesday, Nov. 1, Facebook and Twitter executives will be among those called to appear before a congressional committee looking into how the Russians used their electronic platforms, and others, to influence the 2017 U.S. presidential election. This probe could be among the most important, game-changing inquiries in modern U.S. […]

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A Birth Amid The Stars

October 19, 2017 12:34 AM0 comments

Dare I say it could be interpreted as an event of the most profound cosmic meaning, a potential Rosetta Stone for the advance toward a common appreciation of both spiritual and scientific understanding? This is a leap, but let’s give it a try. So, what were you doing on August […]

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Weinstein Scandal Not a Sideshow

October 11, 2017 9:21 PM0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is not a sideshow. It occupies one of the three main rings under the big top of the circus that America has become. While the foul-smelling, bleating Donald strives to command a lion’s share of attention with his feeble stream of little tweets, even as the […]

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Stupid, Angry White Men

October 4, 2017 9:10 PM0 comments

The acute existential question surrounding the mass murder on the Las Vegas strip this week…no, wait, is it even an existential question anymore? Is it even acute? No, ladies and gentlemen, the biggest loss in all of this pandemonium and innocent blood lost is the collective national loss of our […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Important Points on DACA Rescission

September 27, 2017 10:16 PM0 comments

President Trump recently decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which created temporary protections from deportation for DREAMers. I strongly opposed the decision to end this program which enjoys broad support across the country. I am seeking a legislative solution in Congress to make the program […]

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Russian Facebook Ads Sow Division

9:53 PM0 comments

The first reports of the contents provided by Facebook to Congressional investigators of the Russian advertising blitz in support of Donald Trump on Facebook in advance of last November’s presidential election reveal something very instructive concerning the operative “MO” involved. How did the Russians try to wield influence through this […]

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