Trump Comparisons to Early Hitler Are Legitimate

March 15, 2016 1:49 PM0 comments

During my daily talk radio show in Chicago, a Donald Trump supporter called to ask me if it was fair to compare The Donald to Adolf Hitler. I replied that it depended on which Hitler he was referring to. It was wrong, I said, to compare Trump to 1933-45 Hitler. […]

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Male Chauvinism In This Election

March 9, 2016 3:47 PM0 comments

As it has always been, so it has been as I’ve seen it since my emergence from graduate theological seminary as an adult political person in the height of the anti-war and civil rights ferment of the late 1960s, this U.S. presidential election and most of the critical issues facing […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Economic Growth Through Smart Investments

March 3, 2016 9:56 AM0 comments

Last month, the White House Office of Management and Budget released President Obama’s final budget to fund the government through fiscal year 2017. Funding the federal government is ultimately Congress’ obligation, but the President’s budget serves as an indication of his priorities, what direction he feels the country ought to […]

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The GOP & Its Frankenstein

March 2, 2016 5:14 PM0 comments

This Super Tuesday, when indeed for all intents and purposes the die was cast for this year’s U.S. presidential election, I was reminded by a friend of a quote from the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “History will have to record that the great tragedy of this period […]

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The Republican Party is Donald Trump & Donald Trump is the Republican Party

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It is looking more like Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. This should surprise no one, with this pompous monstrosity the logical conclusion of four decades of divisive Republican rhetoric and bigoted policies. Where else did the delusional party elite think this Frankenstein experiment was headed? This week offered […]

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‘Gravity Waves’ of The Human Mind

February 24, 2016 7:40 PM0 comments

This month’s titanic discovery of “gravity waves” derived from the observation by an international team of astrophysicists, confirming Einstein’s general theory of relativity after almost a century, is in fact one of the most momentous discoveries of human history, and yet we’re woefully unable yet to explain just why that […]

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Progressives Only Lose Because They Don’t Vote

February 23, 2016 4:45 PM0 comments

In the late 1970s, Rev. Jerry Falwell launched the Moral Majority, an ambitious project that created an evangelical political empire. This organization remade America in its angry, narrow-minded image. By energizing right wing citizens who vote religiously, Falwell ensured politicians from Ronald Reagan to modern day crusaders, such as Sens. […]

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The ‘Gravity’ of This Week’s News

February 17, 2016 6:30 PM0 comments

It’s been a monumental week in the history of things, but with the focus on the U.S. presidential election, even though it is still eight months away, and other major developments surrounding the nation’s capitol, such as the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, I contend that something of […]

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Republicans Shred Constitution by Blocking Court Nominees

February 16, 2016 1:43 PM0 comments

The Republicans are playing with fire. Their hyper-partisan reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is completely unacceptable and un-American. Republicans need to understand one thing: Obama beat them twice – in spite of efforts to suppress the vote. It is time they grew up and got […]

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The Real Threat Of Donald Trump

February 10, 2016 4:30 PM0 comments

The genuinely terrifying specter of a President Donald Trump was about the land after the results of the New Hampshire primary were in Tuesday night, haunting the souls of millions of concerned and responsible Americans, and even more overseas. Trump’s landslide victory in the Republican primary in New Hampshire, the […]

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