Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values

November 30, 2016 8:33 PM0 comments

Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions.  As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even […]

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Putin’s ‘Manchurian Candidate,’ Part 2

4:53 PM0 comments

I awoke one morning last week thinking that everything was going to be OK, but then I remembered that “The Arrival” was just a movie I’d seen the night before. Wishing it hadn’t been, nonetheless, it seems we’re on our own on Planet Trump, er, Putin. As the major powers […]

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Putin’s ‘Manchurian Candidate’

November 22, 2016 7:29 PM0 comments

Deplorably wanting throughout the presidential campaign, the major national media have behaved no better since the election. They’ve become pliant, and abject failures in their duty to the American people and democracy itself, in an array of ways. First is their Pavlovian response to Trump’s transparent “dog whistle” technique. It […]

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4 Irregularities In This Election

November 16, 2016 3:42 PM0 comments

It’s fascinating to witness the different ways that people react to a genuine shock to the system. The wide array of reactions to the surprise election of Donald Trump for president of the U.S. last week has fully run the gamut of emotionally-laden responses cloaked as reason. There were adamant […]

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This Election’s Insurgency

November 9, 2016 6:29 PM0 comments

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in Tuesday’s national presidential election, the second time since 2000 the Democrat did this but lost the election because of the archaic particularities of the Electoral College system. But instead of sinking into despair, those who supported Clinton for all the right reasons need […]

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Strange Bedfellows: Russians & the FBI

November 2, 2016 5:05 PM0 comments

The latest intervention against the campaign of Hillary Clinton for President has borne a particularly troubling and sickening tone. After all the evidence of direct Russian meddling against the campaign, as acknowledged by 17 different U.S. intelligence agencies, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has weighed in with its own […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Transitioning to the Future

October 28, 2016 9:41 AM0 comments

Last Wednesday I had what may turn out to be a glimpse of mankind’s future in, of all places, New Jersey. Keep in mind that New Jersey was where Edison invented the light bulb, so the state has a track record of earth-shaking innovation. The venue was the most recent […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Supporting Our Veteran Community

October 26, 2016 6:20 PM0 comments

Virginia’s 8th congressional district is home to over 50,000 veterans and active duty service men and women. I am proud to represent a district with such a strong ethic of service. As the son of a 92-year-old Korean War veteran, I am deeply committed to caring for those who sacrifice […]

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An Acute Need for Cultural Reform

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Although the polls are currently indicating a solid victory for Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, and a major improvement of her party’s representation in Congress, there’s no doubt that no matter the outcome, the nation will remain steeped in the tawdry election’s aftermath for who knows […]

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Trump’s Role in a Russian Coup

October 19, 2016 6:09 PM0 comments

There are an abundance of tell-tale signs, but almost no one is putting them all together to draw the conclusion that what we’re seeing in this presidential election cycle is a coup in progress against the American democracy. Many, including the media, are distracted by the election process. They think […]

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