Reclaiming the ‘Ecumenical’ Part 1

November 25, 2014 7:24 PM3 comments

Here’s a word that very few millenials, those curious young folk between ages 18 and 30, have probably ever heard of: “ecumenical.” Here’s three ways in which that word can be used, according to the Yahoo online dictionary: 1. Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. 2. Of or relating to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Giving Back & Helping Those in Need

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Across the country, families and friends will join each other this Thursday to offer thanks for all we are blessed with. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent one of the smartest, most diverse constituencies in Congress the past 24 years. One thing that has constantly set […]

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XL Pipeline

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President Obama had a breakthrough on climate change, striking a surprise bilateral deal with China. The agreement would lead to China capping its carbon emissions by 2030. America’s target is to slice its emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent of 2005 levels by 2025. This is good news for […]

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Heed the Song Of the Comet!

November 19, 2014 8:07 PM0 comments

In a jaw-dropping, stunning development this past week, scientists directing the Rosetta mission to plant the Philae probe onto a three-billion year old comet streaking around our sun four billion miles away at 84,000 miles per hour stumbled onto something none of them expected to find. The comet is singing […]

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Obama Should Use The Element of Surprise on Immigration Reform

November 18, 2014 8:16 PM0 comments

During his 2008 campaign Barack Obama liked to say, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Thank God he’s finally taking his own advice. No more timid Obama. Since the Democrats lost big in the midterm elections – the president seems to have found his voice. Nowhere is […]

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Weir TV Documentary Hits Putin LGBT Woes

November 12, 2014 10:28 PM0 comments

Two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, at 30 now retired from the sport but elevated to the lofty heights on NBC’s official prime skater commentator team, pulled another one of his unpredictable moves this month by premiering a new television documentary dealing with issues surrounding gay athletes at the Sochi […]

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The Religious Freedom Farce

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An increasing number of fundamentalist Christian business owners are now refusing to serve those they regard as sinners. They claim that doing business with such individuals violates their sincere religious beliefs. Although these business owners have opened their doors to the general public, they feel that it violates their conscience […]

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The High Price of Political Betrayal

November 5, 2014 7:51 PM4 comments

And as Peter was beneath the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: and when she was Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also saw with Jesus of Nazareth?” But he denied saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Coming Out Is What We Fought For

November 4, 2014 7:30 PM0 comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out. He is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. According to Cook: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Some commentators are glibly trying to downplay this major event. […]

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In Defense of President Obama

October 29, 2014 8:27 PM3 comments

Watching critics taunting Democrats for their zealous denial of association with President Obama generates specially-queasy feelings akin to what one gets from the horror flicks so popular this time of year, recognizing that one case is fantasy and the other all too real. Among them, Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan […]

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