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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Pope Francis Slams Vatican Bureaucrats

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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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