Functionally Illiterate PFOX Slams NEA Journalist Over Email Typo

December 4, 2013 8:29 PM1 comment

Author Jeremy Hooper, founder of the blog Good As You, points out this week that Virginia-based Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) is, once again, on the warpath. The hate group is viciously attacking journalist Edward Graham, who works for the National Education Association publication NEA Today. They are livid […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: The U.S.’s Deal With Iran

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Last week, the United States and the other member nations of the P5+1 reached an agreement whereby Iran will suspend much of its nuclear program, including diluting its stockpile of enriched uranium, in return for limited and reversible sanctions relief.

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Now That the Website is Fixed

5:03 PM2 comments

When I was a lad, I was quite impressed by the clever way in which Br’er Rabbit gained freedom from his captor in the old 1946 Disney full-length cartoon flick, “The Song of the South” (since much reviled for its racial stereotypes, thus hardly ever seen anymore). It was the […]

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Johnny’s World: Foot in Mouth

December 3, 2013 1:09 AM219 comments

We’ve all been there. We’ve all asked or seen someone ask a woman when she’s due, but she’s not actually pregnant.

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Johnny’s World: The Horah

November 28, 2013 7:44 AM5 comments

As I stood at a New York City courthouse on a winter day in 2011, I knew I was making a good decision. I was marrying my then fiancé, now husband. It was two days before our actual ceremony, and we had trudged way downtown to collect our marriage license. […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Helping Families in Need

November 27, 2013 12:55 PM0 comments

Many of us will sit down with family and friends this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have much to be grateful for this year in our region and in our nation. I hope everyone will find the time from their busy schedule to share in the holiday spirit, to give […]

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Salvation Army Refers People to Ex-Gay Programs

November 26, 2013 8:58 PM0 comments

The Salvation Army has a new campaign where it “debunks the myth of LGBT discrimination.”

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The Kennedy Assassination, Part 2

3:10 PM2 comments

“Oh, but I don’t believe in ‘conspiracy theories,’” the nervously shaking nebbish replied when someone gently tried to introduce him to a plausible alternative to the official, prevailing wisdom about who killed Kennedy. It is curious, indeed, that the association of the term, “conspiracy theory,” with an automatically derogatory meaning […]

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Johnny’s World: I Talk to Spoons, Part 2

November 21, 2013 8:54 AM1 comment

To read Part 1, click here.  My grandmother-in-law lies writhing in pain in her hospital bed. Far from being a meek woman, her dramatics are legendary in my married-into clan. From the way she’s screaming and carrying on, you’d think her pain was inflicted directly by God or Moses, and […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Affordable Care Act Is More Than a Website

November 20, 2013 9:07 PM1 comment

Amy Bowman’s husband died almost two years ago after a 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer. A single mom with two children to care for, she relied on her husband’s COBRA plan until it ran out, forcing her to try and buy insurance on the open marketplace. After she herself […]

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