Trump The Entertainer

March 1, 2017 7:40 PM0 comments

Trump The Entertainer was on his game imitating a U.S. president before a joint session of the Congress Tuesday night. A remarkably gullible share of the U.S. public, including many in the media, was apparently down for a willful suspension of disbelief to suddenly find in this performance the man […]

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‘Arrival’ Calls Out Today’s Culture

February 22, 2017 8:37 PM0 comments

Humanity and this planet depend on supplanting “zero sum game” relations with “non zero sum game” ones. The extraordinary stress of the past month has led to record attendance at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. of high-powered families bidding farewell to a panda headed to China, with an assist […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Celebrating Black History Month

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We recognize African American history during the month of February as an integral part of American history, and celebrate the many achievements of African Americans to our great nation. It is also a time to remember Virginia’s checkered history. From massive resistance to the integration of public schools, to the […]

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How the Russians Own Trump

February 15, 2017 9:39 PM0 comments

The ongoing Russian intervention into the U.S. presidential election and White House operations goes way beyond just telephone communications, and its journalistic digging that has the best shot at rooting it out. “A district judge cannot make immigration law for the United States, cannot give foreign nationals and foreign countries […]

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Presidential Lying & the Press, Part 2

February 8, 2017 7:08 PM0 comments

The late legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas (1920-2013), whom I was so deeply honored to have in my employ in the last year of her storied professional career, breaking barriers to women and covering the White House since 1961, wrote eloquently in her 2006 book, Watchdogs of Democracy, The […]

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How to Fuel the New Movement

February 1, 2017 7:34 PM0 comments

The extreme events of the last two weeks have established at least two things: First, there is an autocratic regime in the White House now more alienated from the nation’s core democratic values and traditions than perhaps any in memory; and, second, there is a new movement, coalesced veritably overnight, […]

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Presidential Lying & the Press, Part 1

January 25, 2017 8:40 PM0 comments

There are lies, damn lies and presidential lies. All his life, Donald Trump has routinely used lying and deception as go-to tools in his toolbox for his business and electoral campaign dealings. He’s now president of the U.S. His prevalent pattern of lying and dissembling that he learned on the […]

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Obama’s Final Word To Happy Warriors

January 19, 2017 9:30 AM0 comments

President Obama’s final public words to the American people and the world at his final press conference in the White House yesterday was a visionary clarion call to empower as happy warriors those who will carry on the fight for the progressive values he’s stood for and that will be […]

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Will the Uncouth Rule the World?

January 11, 2017 6:31 PM0 comments

The Uncouth. It is the movement of the great Uncouth that is taking over the world before our very eyes. Rude, lacking in good manners and grace, coarse, loutish, boorish, says the dictionary, lacking a context which subsumes the notion that such a quality is simply antisocial, or asocial. What […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Thoughts on the SunCell

January 9, 2017 2:44 PM0 comments

On New Year’s Day, CNN ran a story on Brilliant Light Power’s progress in developing its SunCell which the company claims has the capability of replacing all other sources of energy. The network had run a story on an earlier version of this technology about nine years ago but noted […]

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