Finale: Beauty Trumped By the Great War

August 20, 2014 7:18 PM1 comment

As 100th anniversary commemorations fade recalling the Guns of August (the title of Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War I) that triggered the deadliest tandem of wars in the history of the planet – far less acknowledged in the U.S. than in Europe, even though the combined […]

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Hillary: Hug or Slug it Out?

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Prior to the killing of 18-year old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, the world was abuzz with Hillary Clinton’s disparaging comments in the Atlantic about President Barack Obama. For example, she derided Obama’s foreign policy principle of, “Don’t do stupid stuff.” She also called his decision not to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Strengthening Social Security

August 19, 2014 3:51 PM0 comments

It’s been nearly 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act to protect a generation of Americans whose hard work and savings were wiped out during the Great Depression.

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It is Time to Bring Bullet Trains to America

August 13, 2014 7:56 PM3 comments

As Americans we like to think of ourselves as living in a First World country – but we have a Third World rail system. America’s fastest passenger train is Amtrak’s Acela, which reaches a pathetic top speed of 150 miles per hour. However, the average train speed is a glacial […]

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Robin Williams & the Company of ‘Dead Poets’

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Robin Williams was far more than a comic, he was a true genius who was able to reach deep into our souls and move us like few others. Such capability seldom comes without a high price. His best roles were not comic, at all, but compassionate and revolutionary. His best […]

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The 113th Congress is a Horror

August 6, 2014 7:51 PM1 comment

We could create a new horror genre based on this Congress: Friday the 113th. It would star no one, there would be lots backstabbing and bill killing and it would leave our nation in critical condition.

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