Reclaiming Moral High Ground, Part 1

August 3, 2016 4:54 PM0 comments

That this is a U.S. presidential election season of massive contrasts is obvious. But what is at the core of those contrasts? This election season represents a unique opportunity to get a handle on these, a teachable moment for going deeper than the usual partisan divides to something more fundamental […]

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The Great Energy Transition: A Sun in a Coffee Cup

August 2, 2016 6:32 PM0 comments

The Mill’s organization, Brilliant Light Power, continues to report progress in its efforts to find a replacement for fossil fuels. Whether you are or are not convinced that Randell Mill’s has discovered and is on the verge of commercializing the holy grail of energy, the story of his progress is […]

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The Real America’s Grand Coalition

July 27, 2016 3:58 PM0 comments

The selection of Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to be the vice-presidential nominee last Friday, and the subsequent veritably flawless roll out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week has set the framework for burying the “stupid white male pig” chauvinist fearmongering of the GOP and Donald Trump. […]

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The White Male Pig Gotterdammerung

July 20, 2016 6:01 PM0 comments

Poor William Kristol, quoted at the outset of the Republican National Convention this week by Ben Terris in the Washington Post lamenting that his party’s nomination of Donald Trump for President of the U.S. is “the last gasp of civilization, the end of the Roman Empire.” Kristol, of course, as […]

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The High Vs. The Low Road

July 13, 2016 7:12 PM0 comments

The high road, and the low road. Civilizations have always been saved by leaders who’ve chosen the former route, and destroyed by those who’ve chosen the latter, through cynical postmodern revisionist histories try to blur that unyielding reality. Abraham Lincoln referred to the organizing method of the high road as […]

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Peak Oil Crisis: Brilliant Light Power – Progress Report

July 12, 2016 1:37 PM0 comments

Last month, Randell Mills, the founder, and CEO of New Jersey’s Brilliant Light Power, put on another of his infrequent briefings on the progress his laboratory has been making in developing a new source of energy. Mills has been working on his technology for over 25 years; has raised over […]

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Trump, Roy Cohn & Worse

July 6, 2016 5:00 PM0 comments

(Anybody remember that Karl Rove set up a private e-mail account in the George W. Bush White House under the domain name “,” from which he purged 22 million e-mails in 2007 at the height of the Valerie Plame scandal? Jon Ponder tells the story in the online Pensito Review.) […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Doing Our Job By Sitting Down

June 30, 2016 12:49 PM0 comments

I was moved and inspired last week by my colleagues – starting with the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis – who had the tenacity and creativity to launch a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on solutions to gun violence. In […]

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Post-Orlando, Part 3: ‘LGBT Identity Project’

12:26 PM0 comments

This has been a period of much enlarged news and commentary coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., as it has been an unusual confluence of Gay Pride month, with mass and colorful parades and festivals in major U.S. cities, President Obama’s declaration of the […]

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The Orlando Massacre, Part 2

June 22, 2016 5:09 PM0 comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre of 49 people (so far) in the early hours of June 12. parameters of the hopes and cautions of the imperfect movement for human liberation on this planet are drawn in stark relief. On the one hand, images of the Pulse nightclub in […]

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