The Peak Oil Crisis: Our Harsh Winter Continues

March 19, 2014 7:15 PM7 comments

Two weeks ago we discussed the impact that the polar vortex was having on our natural gas supplies and noted that our stocks of natural gas were already 500 billion cubic feet below where they should be for this time of year. Two weeks ago the forecasters were optimistic that […]

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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary: Ryan’s Wrong on Anti-Poverty Programs

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Two weeks ago Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a report criticizing federal anti-poverty programs and the many who they serve. Rather than focus on securing equality of opportunity for the millions of Americans who rely on these programs for their basic needs, Rep. Ryan argues the government operates a “poverty […]

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A Patriot Problem

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America’s extreme right has long been known for its gratuitous flag waving – but who ever thought the flag would be Russian? As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, it is becoming crystal clear that leading social conservatives and their advocacy groups are grappling with a patriot problem. While the rest […]

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Church Defectors Acted Immorally, Part 2

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(Part 2 of a series following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week to let stand the lower court decision that the property of the historic Falls Church in Northern Virginia belonged to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and not an arch-conservative pack of defectors from that church who voted […]

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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary: The Humane Cosmetics Act

March 12, 2014 8:01 PM0 comments

Last week I was proud to introduce H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end the use of animal testing for cosmetics products made in the U.S. and phase out the sale of all cosmetics tested on animals, regardless of the country in which they were produced. Before reaching […]

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Vermont Lesbian Couple Stands Up To Intolerant Town

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Nearly four years ago I fulfilled a dream by moving to lovely Burlington, Vermont. What attracted me to the area were the progressive politics that existed in a magnificent rural setting. Usually places that look like Vermont have a backward mindset and the conservative policies of states like West Virginia […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Gas and the Polar Vortex

March 5, 2014 10:08 PM0 comments

If there is any fossil fuel that we love as much as our gasoline, it is natural gas. For many, it heats our homes, cooks our food, warms our bathwater and dries our clothes. It is always there at the turn of a knob or a touch of a switch […]

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Obama’s New Budget: ‘DOA’ Yet Again?

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It is yet again another a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Washington, D.C. that the presentation by President Obama of his 2015 budget could not make it above the front page fold in the city’s main newspaper, taking a back seat to such more important news as […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Women’s History Month & Continued Progress

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March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate great strides in women’s fight for equality, but also a reminder of the challenges that remain. One thing is clear: They were once barred from the polling booth, but over the last 100 years women have grown into arguably […]

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Will Economic Inequality Undermine LGBT Equality?

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As the American middle class contracts, it is worth considering the ramifications this might have on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. Generally speaking, angry people going nowhere fast are less receptive to arguments in favor of minority rights. They have their own grievances and are in no mood to […]

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