Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Path to a More Perfect Union

May 20, 2014 4:13 PM0 comments

This past weekend marked the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

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Congress Set to Carbo-load Kids for Profit

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The mindless Obama bashing by Republicans has sunk to new depths this week, as they try to undermine Michelle Obama’s healthy school-lunch standards. Keeping children healthy shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but if the First Lady had spoken in favor of oxygen, the GOP would have campaigned for carbon dioxide. […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Parsing 2014

May 14, 2014 5:36 PM10 comments

Some 15 years ago when the current concept of peak oil was posited, it was all going to be simple.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: National Women’s Health Week

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Mother’s Day this Sunday marked the start of National Women’s Health Week, a time to recognize the great strides we’ve made for women’s healthcare equality, but also a reminder of the challenges that remain. Once faced with disproportionately higher healthcare costs, now, under the Affordable Care Act, not only are […]

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God is Not a Mental Construct

12:01 PM4 comments

Now that I have undertaken in the recent past couple of months to review and comment on the unhappy history and influence of powerful elites who have used a fundamentalist deviation of the Christian religion to destabilize and menace one of the more enlightened communities in the U.S., I feel […]

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Virginia’s Universities Must Reject ‘Ex-Gay’ Junk Science

May 13, 2014 4:04 PM6 comments

It would be insane to demand that universities dispense materials that might lead to students having mental health problems or committing suicide. Yet, The Washington Times reports that a Christian legal outfit, Liberty Counsel, is doing just that. They are sending threatening letters to Virginia’s top universities calling on them […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Working for Immigration Reform

May 7, 2014 5:34 PM13 comments

Thousands of “Dreamers” across Virginia woke up to incredible news last week when Attorney General Mark Herring announced that undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children qualified for in-state tuition at Virginia’s colleges and universities.

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Fed Chief Yellen’s Many Caveats

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To the careful observer, there were more caveats in Fed Chief Janet Yellen’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress yesterday than there are potholes in the D.C. region following the harsh winter’s weather. Her phrases like “very disturbing” and “highly unusual” were glossed over by her […]

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Supreme Blunder On Prayer Ruling

May 6, 2014 1:49 PM3 comments

The United States Supreme Court blundered supremely this week when it ruled 5-4 that the Constitution allows town boards to begin their meetings with sectarian prayers.

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Revisiting Natural Gas

May 2, 2014 10:45 AM2 comments

A couple of months back I noted that the U.S. was burning through the stocks of natural gas we store in underground caverns at an unprecedented rate.

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