The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap

December 24, 2013 12:48 PM3 comments

Many, many passionate, abundantly Biblically-cited sermons, teachings and theological treatises permeated the American south for hundreds of years arguing that slavery and racial discrimination represented God’s order of creation. There were many Biblical passages about “slaves being obedient to their masters,” and similar things, cited to strengthen such cases. No […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Mother of All Bubbles

December 23, 2013 3:43 PM2 comments

We can thank Saddam Hussein for contributing the saying “mother of” to the English language when he declared that any attack on Iraq would result in the “mother of all battles.” When applied to the peak oil story, “mother of all bubbles” fits nicely into the times in which we […]

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Johnny’s World: Anna Chapman

December 19, 2013 7:29 AM4 comments

Some years ago, I was fascinated by a story that branched between the United States and Russia, the story of 10 spies leading relatively inconspicuous lives in New York and New Jersey who worked for the Russian government. Like much of the country, I was glued to any news I […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: A Step Towards Ending Dysfuction

December 18, 2013 6:56 PM0 comments

House Republicans adjourned for a holiday recess last Thursday, bringing to a close one of the least productive sessions of Congress in history. After an election in 2012 in which Republican priorities were resoundingly rejected, House Republicans blocked action on every major item it was poised to consider – bipartisan […]

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The Fed’s Fear Of Deflation

6:26 PM0 comments

A cascade of late-breaking stories of considerable significance broke this week, further illuminating the sordid landscape against which the bulk of humanity is pitted. In addition to the Senate passage of the compromise budget legislation, the the Federal Reserve announced that it would take a tiny baby step toward restricting […]

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John Boehner Should Stop Fishing In the Tea Party Piranha Stream

December 17, 2013 4:16 PM0 comments

It is about time. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) finally told Tea Party extremists to jump in a lake. He was incensed by reflexive criticism from outside pressure groups that bitterly opposed a new budget deal negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) and Sen. Patty Murray, (D-Wash). The Ohio Republican […]

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Nelson Mandela & Barack Obama

December 11, 2013 6:18 PM2 comments

There was something surreal about President Obama delivering his eulogy at the memorial service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Tuesday. It was delivered in the rain as if to underscore the cosmic dimension of the bond connecting Obama with the subject of his remarks, and of […]

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Congressman Moran’s News Commentary: Our Federal Employees Deserve Thanks

6:01 PM0 comments

House Republicans have been using the dedicated civil servants that make up our federal workforce as an ATM in the name of debt reduction for too long.

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The Peak Oil Crisis: California’s Bubble Pops

5:52 PM33 comments

There was an important study released by the Post Carbon Institute last week that gives us an insight into how long our great shale oil bonanza or more likely bubble is going to last. As you might suspect, the thrust of the new report is bad news so we are unlikely to ever read much about it in the mainstream media which continues to tell us about the bright energy-rich future ahead.

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Gullible Fundies Must Have Amnesia As They Cheer Glatze’s Conversion

3:48 PM3 comments

It is difficult to tell if some fundamentalist Christians are born again or simply born yesterday. There is no other group in America so easily led, willingly bamboozled, and eager to repeat tomfoolery.

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