The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

August 22, 2014 9:51 AM5 comments

For those following the world oil production situation, it has been clear for some time that the only factor keeping global crude output from moving lower is the continuing increase in U.S. shale oil production mostly from Texas and North Dakota.

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Finale: Beauty Trumped By the Great War

August 20, 2014 7:18 PM1 comment

As 100th anniversary commemorations fade recalling the Guns of August (the title of Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War I) that triggered the deadliest tandem of wars in the history of the planet – far less acknowledged in the U.S. than in Europe, even though the combined […]

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Hillary: Hug or Slug it Out?

12:18 PM10 comments

Prior to the killing of 18-year old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, the world was abuzz with Hillary Clinton’s disparaging comments in the Atlantic about President Barack Obama. For example, she derided Obama’s foreign policy principle of, “Don’t do stupid stuff.” She also called his decision not to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Strengthening Social Security

August 19, 2014 3:51 PM0 comments

It’s been nearly 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act to protect a generation of Americans whose hard work and savings were wiped out during the Great Depression.

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It is Time to Bring Bullet Trains to America

August 13, 2014 7:56 PM3 comments

As Americans we like to think of ourselves as living in a First World country – but we have a Third World rail system. America’s fastest passenger train is Amtrak’s Acela, which reaches a pathetic top speed of 150 miles per hour. However, the average train speed is a glacial […]

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Robin Williams & the Company of ‘Dead Poets’

7:39 PM3 comments

Robin Williams was far more than a comic, he was a true genius who was able to reach deep into our souls and move us like few others. Such capability seldom comes without a high price. His best roles were not comic, at all, but compassionate and revolutionary. His best […]

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The 113th Congress is a Horror

August 6, 2014 7:51 PM1 comment

We could create a new horror genre based on this Congress: Friday the 113th. It would star no one, there would be lots backstabbing and bill killing and it would leave our nation in critical condition.

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’Great War’ Postscript: Utopian to Dystopian

6:03 PM1 comment

Poised today on the precipice of yet another global conflagration, just as humanity was 100 years ago, we tend to be unaware how we’ve been stripped, due to so much senseless death and horror in the meantime, of the core of the humanizing impulses in our culture that could catch […]

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We Remain Children of the ‘Great War’, Part 4

July 30, 2014 8:30 PM0 comments

This Sunday, August 3, will mark the 100th anniversary to the day that the order given by the German Chief of the General Staff Helmuth von Moltke (aka Moltke the Younger) for a massive phalanx of German soldiers to invade Belgium, thereby launching the “Great War,” now known as World […]

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NFL Behaving Badly

7:07 PM1 comment

Let’s talk for a moment about the National Football’s League’s grossly irresponsible message to America’s children. Baltimore Ravens star running back, Ray Rice, was suspended for a mere two games for knocking his then fiancé out cold on an elevator during a disagreement. The penalty for taking steroids is four […]

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