Why ‘The Establishment’ Dreads Trump

April 6, 2016 4:06 PM0 comments

Although he was far too polite in how he said it, President Obama dropped an enormous bombshell Tuesday when he took the horrific scale of systematic lying, deceit and cheating by major U.S. corporations out of the shadows with a briefing in the White House press room. “I wanted to […]

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Obama Assails Media’s ‘False Equivalencies’

March 30, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

President Obama’s latest step into the current maelstrom that is the current presidential campaign took the form of extended remarks this week on the importance of the role of the media in a democracy, indirectly chiding many for failures to hold candidates to a sufficiently high standard. That standard, of […]

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This Bernie Supporter Rejects Susan Sarandon’s Message

March 29, 2016 5:54 PM0 comments

Actress Susan Sarandon hit a raw nerve last night, even among some Bernie Sanders supporters, when she appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. Acting as a Bernie Sanders surrogate, she blasted Hillary Clinton and said that she might not vote for Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination. […]

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Who Wants the Blue Collar Vote?

March 23, 2016 3:54 PM0 comments

What a sight to see! Otherwise dignified leaders of the Republican Party establishment, the likes of Mitt Romney, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush, almost literally holding their noses to either endorse or at least announce publicly they’re voting for the one guy in the Republican presidential field even more crazy […]

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How to Deal with Islamic Terrorism After Belgium

March 22, 2016 11:58 AM0 comments

Unspeakable attacks by Islamic extremists are so frequent that they are losing their shock value while maintaining their horror. It’s convenient to invoke the sterile word “terrorism” to describe this phenomenon – but it’s more accurately described as “asymmetrical strategic ideological warfare.” The terror is carried out by those with […]

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From Bad to Worse For the GOP

March 16, 2016 2:29 PM0 comments

Between the events of Tuesday night and yesterday, the final nail into the coffin of the Republican Party establishment has been hammered. Tuesday the fact that Donald Trump, horribly mortified beyond belief by that Republican establishment, will run away with the large majority of delegates to the Republican presidential nominating […]

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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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