Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Women’s History Month & Continued Progress

March 5, 2014 3:44 PM0 comments

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate great strides in women’s fight for equality, but also a reminder of the challenges that remain. One thing is clear: They were once barred from the polling booth, but over the last 100 years women have grown into arguably […]

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Will Economic Inequality Undermine LGBT Equality?

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As the American middle class contracts, it is worth considering the ramifications this might have on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. Generally speaking, angry people going nowhere fast are less receptive to arguments in favor of minority rights. They have their own grievances and are in no mood to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Income Inequality at All-Time High

February 26, 2014 7:47 PM1 comment

Our economy has recovered remarkably since the housing market collapse in 2007 and 2008 led to layoffs across the country and substantial losses in the financial sector. Sadly, the economic recovery has largely gone to the highest earners – the housing market is climbing back and Wall Street salaries are […]

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Reclaiming ‘Morality’ From the Right Wing

4:12 PM8 comments

Since the political activation in the 1970s of the “moral majority” and “religious right,” the policy agenda of the “greed is good” Wall Street and Military Industrial Complex faction in America has been advanced under the cloak of religious morality. It’s quite a cute trick. Some of the most egregiously […]

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Detroit: The Gay Promised Land?

February 24, 2014 4:33 PM5 comments

If there is one true stereotype about gay people it is that we have a special talent for fixing up dilapidated neighborhoods and turning them into coveted destinations.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Raising the Debt Ceiling

February 19, 2014 6:42 PM0 comments

Congress approved legislation last week that suspended the debt ceiling until March of 2015. Our choice was simple, vote to increase the debt limit as we have 117 times prior, or default on our debt. Failure to raise the ceiling would have caused havoc in the financial markets worldwide, dramatically […]

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Is the CIA Messing With Venezuela?

5:10 PM7 comments

It’s hard not to suspect the horny hand of the CIA being involved in the latest wave of destabilizations against governments unfriendly to the U.S. in places like Venezuela and Ukraine, and who knows where else. Nothing seems to be tempering the zeal of the elements managing the growing global octopus […]

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What If Jonathan Martin Would Have Decked Richard Incognito?

February 18, 2014 5:29 PM2 comments

It was difficult to read The National Football League’s report on bullying that occurred in the Miami Dolphins locker room. The investigation found that several teammates, led by Richard Incognito, serially harassed offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. The locker room had degenerated into a perverse workplace environment and a culture that […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A Winter Update

5:27 PM6 comments

As the years go by, those studying peak oil are beginning to develop a better understanding of what has been happening since the concept of limits to oil production came to widespread attention. First of all, it is important to understand that in one sense, production of what had been […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: We Need Stronger Regulations by the EPA

February 12, 2014 8:16 PM0 comments

Eighty-two tons of coal ash poured out of the Dan River Steam Station’s 27 acre waste pond and into the Dan River on the Virginia-Carolina border last week in the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history. Water carrying high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, and many other […]

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