The Frightening Specter of Deflation

October 22, 2014 5:21 PM1 comment

On the major network national news, the talking heads were sharing with glee the recent precipitous drop in the price of gas at the pump as a boon for consumers. They would have us believe this is really good news. However, in reality, it is anything but. While there is […]

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The Election: Democrats or Doom

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The 2014 elections are November 4 – and the stakes are high. Control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance. The latest projections show that the Republicans have pretty decent odds of taking over this chamber. The New York Times’ political column, The Upshot, predicted that if elections […]

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‘Pride,’ the Movie, & Solidarity

October 15, 2014 7:30 PM0 comments

With all the grizzly headlines about war and pestilence dominating the news these days, it is a genuine refreshment to see a film that presents such a bright and hopeful true story about the ability of humans under siege to come together to further a common cause of justice and […]

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The Catholic Church’s A Small Shift On Gays

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The Catholic Church took a tiny step forward this week, with a panel of bishops offering an interim report that carefully rationed a few tepid words of encouragement for gay people. Some LGBT activists, media, and scholars immediately hyperventilated, falsely billing the small tremor as “an earthquake.” Others jumped the […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion – A New Report

October 9, 2014 1:34 PM77 comments

The second independent report on the performance of Andrea Rossi’s low energy nuclear reactor was just released.

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America’s War Against Its Dark Side, Part 5

October 8, 2014 6:59 PM2 comments

I’m sorry, but to the extent Joe Biden actually meant to blame indigenous middle eastern cultures for ISIS, he’s just flat wrong. As I’ve been providing the markers for, in this series, there is only one progenitor for this terrorist cult, and it is The West. It is these savage […]

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Gay Marriage in America: From Dream to Reality

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The gay rights movement reached new heights this week with a cascade of new states offering marriage equality to same-sex couples.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Stop Slashing Arts & Humanities Investments

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Each October we celebrate as National Arts and Humanities Month, building on decades of support to encourage a lifelong love of arts and humanities for all Americans. When I chaired the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee four years ago, increasing federal funding for the arts and the humanities was one […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Virginia Needs Medicare Expansion

October 1, 2014 8:46 PM1 comment

All year long we have seen poll after poll saying the Virginia people want Medicaid expansion. And more importantly, many of them need the Medicaid expansion offered by the ACA. But where are we now? Governor McAuliffe has done all he could with a recalcitrant legislature. This past month, he […]

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Ebola: Is the ‘Cat Out of the Bag?’

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Let’s make one thing clear: A major outbreak of the ebola virus has been the number one public health fear since the bug was first discovered in the mid-1970s. Therefore, we are now well into the worst nightmare of epidemiologists with tens of thousands dying or dead in West Africa […]

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