Congress Moran’s News Commentary: The Silver Line

July 30, 2014 7:05 PM0 comments

Robert E. Simon purchased nearly 7,000 acres of Northern Virginia land in 1964 with a radical vision in mind. Leaving behind all preconceived notions of how urban planning should work, he aimed to create a picturesque community with a healthy mix of high-rises, single family homes, commercial zones, and green-space. […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The SunCell

July 29, 2014 1:23 PM17 comments

Last week Randell Mills, the CEO of BlackLight Power, gave his second public demonstration and briefing in a month on the progress his organization is making in developing a new source of energy.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: A Humanitarian Crisis

July 23, 2014 6:45 PM0 comments

It is past time for our nation’s lawmakers to take action to address the skyrocketing levels of unaccompanied migrant children attempting to cross our country’s southern border. This recent surge is a humanitarian crisis, but, as with most important issues, this Congress is acting with no sense of urgency. Two […]

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Washington Should Reject Divisive Bible Museum Near Mall

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The Oklahoma-based Green Family, owners of the $3 billion company Hobby Lobby, is, once again, up to no good. Fresh off their Supreme Court victory – where corporations are now people with religious beliefs that can deny birth control to employees – this conservative clan now wants to open a […]

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We Remain Children Of the ‘Great War,’ Part 3

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“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” – John Steinbeck. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914, but the German invasion of Belgium commencing the hostilities of the Great War did not begin until August 4. By October 19, the war bogged down […]

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The Tea Baggers Tell Hispanics to ‘Go Home’

July 16, 2014 7:30 PM8 comments

President Barack Obama has urged Congress to provide $3.7 billion dollars to deal with immigration, calling it “an urgent humanitarian crisis.” This money might actually be available because we aren’t spending all of it on Republican pet projects, such as building schools and roads in Fallujah. One would think the […]

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We Remain Children Of the ‘Great War,’ Part 2

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The abiding direct link from the onset of The Great War 100 years ago this summer to the world we live in today is far more pervasive and goes far deeper than the annual “Iron Harvest.” The “Iron Harvest” is an annual event in Northern France and Belgium, when weapons […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Better Than Fire

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In addition to following the twists and turn of the world’s energy situation, I have been tracking the reporting on developments concerning several “exotic” and therefore controversial energy sources whose proponents say would be far more cost-effective than current alternatives to fossil fuels such as wind, solar and nuclear.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: The Affordable Care Act is Working

July 15, 2014 7:28 PM0 comments

A wave of new data and survey results released last week makes clear that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is doing exactly what it was intended to do: provide reasonable, affordable healthcare coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans. Despite initial setbacks that hindered the launch of Healthcare.gov, millions of […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Clean Water System Essential to U.S.

July 9, 2014 7:44 PM0 comments

We have made incredible strides in improving and protecting the air we breathe and water we drink over the last 40 years, since the implementation of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. The Obama administration has continued this legacy, taking important steps to secure the health of our rivers, […]

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