Johnny’s World: Dog and Pony Show

January 9, 2014 7:13 AM8 comments

This week, Boston hosts the 2014 United States Figure Skating Championships. In an Olympic year, the event serves as the moment when the United States Figure Skating Federation selects representatives for the Olympic Games. The event is lovingly referred to as “Nationals.” The big events are obviously the competitions to […]

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It Actually Matters How Rep. Schock Plays in Peoria

January 8, 2014 5:02 PM2 comments

Former CBS reporter Itay Hod has presented circumstantial evidence this week to “out” pretty boy Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL). As Hod pointed out, the homophobic lawmaker from Peoria, with the stripper-esque body, seems to make more fashion statements than political statements from the House floor. In a blog post, Hod […]

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Wall Street Wolves & Government Spying

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What if there is a total interface between the stories breaking on the hard news pages – such as the fascinating account contained in Betty Medsger’s new book, The Burglary, about the anti-war activist cell that broke into an FBI office in 1971 to grab damning documents about government spying […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Unemployment Insurance

January 7, 2014 5:55 PM2 comments

Since its creation in 1935, every American worker has paid, and continues to pay, into the unemployment insurance system. This insurance was designed to keep Americans afloat in the event of a job loss, so they can feed their families and pay the mortgage or rent while job searching. It’s […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion Moves East

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Many of us believe that life on this planet is in a lot of trouble. The climate is becoming unstable; there are too many people; oceans are dying, sea levels are rising; and water, food, clean air, and minerals are coming into short supply. For many, the economy refuses to […]

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Johnny’s World: A Year in Review

January 2, 2014 8:58 AM2 comments

Miley Cyrus and her foam finger made “twerk” a commonly used phrase. Christina Aguilera lost a lot of weight, and Kim Kardashian was compared to Shamu. Bombs went off in Boston and Volgograd. A train derailed in Spain. A tsunami hit the Philippines. Gay rights were fought for and won […]

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Don’t Fear a Backlash

December 31, 2013 1:34 PM0 comments

Last year, we had many people who were deeply concerned about an anti-gay Chick-fil-A “backlash.” The actual result? The LGBT community won groundbreaking marriage victories in Washington, Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota. Since then, we have more than doubled the number of states supporting marriage equality and polls in support of […]

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4 Big Gains for Justice, Equality

10:19 AM21 comments

By all accounts, 2013 has been an eventful year, a good one for those who look at events not day-to-day, but from the standpoint of what Dr. Martin Luther King called that “moral arc of the universe that bends toward justice.” Dr. King added such bending is conditional upon the […]

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Winning the Battle at Home, But Outflanked Abroad?

December 24, 2013 12:54 PM0 comments

Today, many Americans are celebrating what was once unthinkable: LGBT couples marrying in the conservative bastion of Utah, making it the 18th state where same-sex couples can wed. This victory comes on the heels of marriage equality in New Mexico, highlighting incredible momentum towards fair and equitable legal treatment of […]

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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary: Why the FBI Should Move to Springfield

12:51 PM2 comments

Just over a year ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) asked for ideas on where to relocate the FBI headquarters, currently housed in downtown D.C. in the outdated Hoover Building. This presented a major opportunity for Virginia. For the past year, our congressional delegation, local and state officials, the McDonnell […]

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