Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Voting Against the Keystone Pipeline

January 14, 2015 8:27 PM0 comments

Congressional lawmakers face many difficult votes over the course of their careers. Thankfully, with the help of my excellent staff, many advisors, and countless engaged constituents I know that I will have all the advice I need to make the decisions that are best for the 8th District, Virginia, and […]

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Review: TLC’s ‘Ex-Gay’ Show Fails Because it is the Gayest Show on Earth

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  With trepidation I watched “My Husband’s Not Gay,” a show where gay Mormon men married women. I feared that it would be an effective tool to recruit impressionable youth into “ex-gay” programs, promote junk science, and airbrush the pain that often results from unstable mixed orientation marriages. To my […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary

January 8, 2015 2:37 PM0 comments

It’s been exactly 51 weeks since Congressman Jim Moran announced his retirement after 24 years. His announcement launched me, and my wife Megan, on an incredible journey beginning in January and ending Tuesday, when I swore my oath of office as Congressman for the 8th District of Virginia. But the […]

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‘Into the Woods’ is An AIDS Parable

January 7, 2015 9:32 PM0 comments

Stunningly pleasing to the ears, eyes and intellect, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning Broadway play from the 1980s, “Into the Woods,” is now a much-deserved hit in its movie version, Oscar-bound with stellar performances by Meryl Streep and a host of other stars. Putting two superstar artistic geniuses – Sondheim […]

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TLC’s New ‘Ex-Gay’ Gay Show is Disgraceful

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This week, Florida became the 36th state to allow gay couples to marry. The world is rapidly moving forward. It’s incredible to be alive and watch an ancient prejudice diminish by the day. Unfortunately, not everyone is not marching forward into the 21st Century. Even today, gay people who grow […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis

December 31, 2014 10:04 AM5 comments

I know that it is getting harder all the time to believe that there really is a “peak oil crisis” lurking out there waiting to engulf our civilization and create all sorts of havoc.  Nearly every day now oil and gasoline prices are falling. We are forever told that America […]

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When ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Was Communist

December 30, 2014 6:24 PM3 comments

Some posts online this holiday season recounted the Aphelis website story of how after the end of World War II, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI recruited the arch-selfish individualist protagonist Ayn Rand to evaluate the 1947 Frank Kapra film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” to evaluate its content for a pro-communist taint. […]

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Attackers Are Divisive and Wrong

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The reckless and irresponsible attacks on Mayor Bill de Blasio are disgraceful. Former governor George Pataki said that Mayor de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder were partially responsible for the double murder of police in Brooklyn because of their “divisive anti-cop” rhetoric. Rudy Giuliani, a clown whose entire post-9-11 […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: On Interrogation

December 23, 2014 5:24 PM0 comments

In the wake of Senator Feinstein’s revelation of torture abuse by CIA contractors under the leadership of executives in the Bush Administration, it may be enlightening to reflect on a time and place where we interrogated successfully. As you drive south down the GW Parkway in Northern Virginia to George […]

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The Media Should Give Bernie Sanders a Fair Shot

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is sticking his toe in the presidential waters. Unfortunately, the media doesn’t seem to be willing to give him a fair shake and consider his important ideas. Instead of judging Sanders on his merits, reporters are quick to inaccurately pigeonhole him as the left wing opposite […]

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