Pope Francis Slams Vatican Bureaucrats

December 23, 2014 4:30 PM0 comments

Somebody needs to give a dressing down to the U.S. Congress like Pope Francis did in his annual Christmas message to his highest level Vatican bureaucrats this week. Francis unloaded a scathing attack on the central administration of the church, charging cardinals, bishops and priests at the Vatican with “using […]

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Reclaiming the ‘Ecumenical,’ Part 3

December 17, 2014 9:18 PM0 comments

The savagery we are seeing increasingly in the world is mostly done in the name of some religion or ideological belief structure. Despite all the efforts at peace overtures using the tools of diplomacy, the descent of civilization into more and more chaos will never cease, short of an unprecedented […]

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GOP’s Skewed Priorities on Full Display

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The past two weeks have defined the ugliness of the modern Republican Party. Other than John McCain and a precious few others, the party’s leaders were on the wrong side of the torture debate. They blindly shielded the Bush regime’s crimes against humanity. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia even […]

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CIA’s Torture Orders Came From the Top

December 10, 2014 8:48 PM4 comments

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s already famous report on CIA interrogation methods, read eloquently and boldly into the record by Sen. Diane Feinstein Tuesday, presented graphic and indisputable accounts of unbelievably sadistic torture perpetrated by CIA officers and its contract entities that are, truly, stranger than fiction. The day after the […]

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Comcast Should Stop Broadcasting KGB Propaganda

December 9, 2014 5:45 PM0 comments

When one writes about the new Russian menace, Internet “trolls,” likely paid for by Putin’s authoritarian government, inevitably attack the writer. It turns out that this is part of a sophisticated media and public relations operation that seeks to destroy critics of Mother Russia’s Commu-Fascist movement. Thus, unusually zealous online […]

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Reclaiming the ‘Ecumenical,’ Part 2

December 3, 2014 6:29 PM0 comments

With a minimum of fanfare at the Vatican Tuesday, Pope Francis was the lead signatory at a meeting of the Global Freedom Network of a declaration identifying human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution and organ trafficking as “crimes against humanity.” Others signing the document were the head of the Anglican […]

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Reclaiming the ‘Ecumenical’ Part 1

November 25, 2014 7:24 PM3 comments

Here’s a word that very few millenials, those curious young folk between ages 18 and 30, have probably ever heard of: “ecumenical.” Here’s three ways in which that word can be used, according to the Yahoo online dictionary: 1. Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. 2. Of or relating to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Giving Back & Helping Those in Need

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Across the country, families and friends will join each other this Thursday to offer thanks for all we are blessed with. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent one of the smartest, most diverse constituencies in Congress the past 24 years. One thing that has constantly set […]

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XL Pipeline

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President Obama had a breakthrough on climate change, striking a surprise bilateral deal with China. The agreement would lead to China capping its carbon emissions by 2030. America’s target is to slice its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025. This is good news for […]

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Heed the Song Of the Comet!

November 19, 2014 8:07 PM0 comments

In a jaw-dropping, stunning development this past week, scientists directing the Rosetta mission to plant the Philae probe onto a three-billion year old comet streaking around our sun four billion miles away at 84,000 miles per hour stumbled onto something none of them expected to find. The comet is singing […]

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