The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

June 25, 2014 4:26 PM4 comments

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states.

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Reminiscent of 100 Years Ago

3:54 PM3 comments

The fast-developing events of the last week in Iraq have been stunning and ominous if for no other reason than that they’re sweeping beyond anyone’s control, adopting a certain relentless inevitably that harkens back to the kind of frightening sequences of developments that resonate in today’s morbid historical documentaries about […]

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Dan Snyder Is Pig Headed About Redskins’ Name Change

June 24, 2014 3:13 PM25 comments

The Washington Redskins are under fire because people find the team name distasteful and offensive. But, I’m not sure how they’re going to replace the word “Washington.” All kidding aside, The United States Patent and Trademark office have now weighed in on this ongoing controversy. The office cancelled six federal […]

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Mr. Obama, Stay Out of Iraq

June 18, 2014 7:02 PM8 comments

Iraq is back – and that’s rarely good news. The country is rapidly sliding into a sectarian hell and the Iraqi government has urgently called Uncle Sam for help. Leading Republicans on Capitol Hill are giddy for the chance to dive in and complete Mission Impossible. They are also relishing […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Conserving Energy This Summer

6:57 PM1 comment

This coming weekend marks the first official day of summer and with it, heavy household cooling costs. Rising temperatures coupled with above average energy prices make at home energy efficiency a key to keeping utility costs low. The Department of Energy has outlined a few simple methods to beat the […]

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How to Win Elections for Free

10:35 AM4 comments

Whew! Another election is behind us, and for about one day, the email inbox on my computer was relatively calm. But then it starts right back up again. Alarmist headlines and personal chastisements aimed at me for my scant contributions to the latest campaign. Yes, me, even though they don’t […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Medicaid Expansion is a Smart Investment

June 11, 2014 8:12 PM0 comments

The Affordable Care Act has faced near constant opposition from Republicans since it was signed into law by President Obama in 2010. Opponents have mounted legal challenges, numerous political campaigns, and even orchestrated the government shutdown last fall to prevent the expansion of quality, affordable health care to 32 million […]

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Eric Cantor’s Fall to Discontent

5:19 PM1 comment

It was an amazing day in politics played out over Virginia Tuesday. On one end of the state, one of the strongest Democrats, nationally, won decisively in a seven-field primary to replace the retiring Rep. Jim Moran. Former ambassador and Virginia lieutenant governor Donald S. Beyer, Jr., was the overwhelming […]

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A Weak Vladimir Putin Insults a Strong Hillary Clinton

June 10, 2014 1:54 PM129 comments

Hillary Clinton is poised to run for President. This week she began a book tour for her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” A blue and white campaign bus from an outside group, Ready for Hillary, will trail her. We know at least one person who doesn’t support her: Russian dictator Vladimir […]

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Johnny’s World: One in a Million

June 5, 2014 8:54 AM6 comments

“So, how are you?” “Fine thanks. I’m so excited to be here.” “You, er, were great, er, with your fashion at the Olympics.” “Thank you so much! It was such a honor to be there.” “Oh, ok, nice meeting you!” This little conversation may seem completely benign. Essentially it is, […]

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