Johnny’s World: ‘I Brake for Opossums’

November 7, 2013 8:18 AM9 comments

There I am, having happily finished a hard day’s work. I hop into my car for the 20-minute jaunt home, to start my night shift as husband, father, housewife, cleaning lady, chef, maid, and maniacal OCD slave. I turn on my favorite comedy special by one of my three favorite […]

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CNN Fails Tuesday Election Coverage

November 6, 2013 7:54 PM8 comments

This time, CNN and the other all-news networks had only two states, really, to cover. It was the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia that occupied the overwhelming majority of their air time Tuesday and Wednesday, and given how little they had to cover, it is amazing what a […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: 47 Million Affected by SNAP Cuts

7:51 PM0 comments

Last Friday, 47 million Americans saw their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits cut when a temporary benefit boost included in the 2009 Recovery Act expired without a new budget from a dysfunctional Congress.

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Is a Gubernatorial Candidate ‘Right for Maine?’

November 5, 2013 4:13 PM0 comments

Nearly 20 years ago, I was fired from a television station in Bangor, Maine after I was spotted inside a gay bar by straight co-workers. When word filtered up to my conservative boss, he euphemistically dismissed me by saying that I wasn’t “right for Maine.”

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Johnny’s World: Three Steps Ahead

October 31, 2013 9:13 AM4 comments

Considering that my husband is the offspring of a Soviet immigrant family, and I am the offspring of a whole lot of Western European mutts, we are bound to have extreme differences in taste, attitudes, and interests. Despite the facts that both of us were raised in America and we’ve […]

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American Homophobes Ruin Real Lives So They Won’t Have to Get Real Jobs

October 30, 2013 6:30 PM5 comments

The LGBT movement is slowly winding down and anti-gay activists are terrified that they might have to get real jobs.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Ending Employment Discrimination

6:28 PM1 comment

Four years ago this week, and over a decade after the brutal hate motivated murders of its namesakes, President Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The law expanded hate crimes legislation to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, […]

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National Intelligence Priorities Framework

3:21 PM9 comments

The revelations coming to light now, thanks to Edward Snowden, about the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency’s spying on domestic and foreign populations, including the leaders of important allied nations, will require the toughest, most ruthless prosecution of holy force to redress. The president and everyone in positions […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Shale Oil Bubble

October 29, 2013 2:25 PM4 comments

Most of us are aware by now that the introduction of widespread hydraulic fracturing into the oil and gas business has resulted in a rapid growth in U.S. production.

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Tea Party Patrons Push Coup D’Etat, Part 3

October 23, 2013 3:45 PM18 comments

It’s been heartening to see in recent days the polls showing the Tea Party and their Republican Party hosts dip to all-time record lows in approval ratings by the American public, following their shameless efforts to shut down the U.S. government and destroy the nation’s credit, threatening another global financial […]

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