Eric Cantor’s Fall to Discontent

June 11, 2014 5:19 PM1 comment

It was an amazing day in politics played out over Virginia Tuesday. On one end of the state, one of the strongest Democrats, nationally, won decisively in a seven-field primary to replace the retiring Rep. Jim Moran. Former ambassador and Virginia lieutenant governor Donald S. Beyer, Jr., was the overwhelming […]

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A Weak Vladimir Putin Insults a Strong Hillary Clinton

June 10, 2014 1:54 PM129 comments

Hillary Clinton is poised to run for President. This week she began a book tour for her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” A blue and white campaign bus from an outside group, Ready for Hillary, will trail her. We know at least one person who doesn’t support her: Russian dictator Vladimir […]

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Johnny’s World: One in a Million

June 5, 2014 8:54 AM6 comments

“So, how are you?” “Fine thanks. I’m so excited to be here.” “You, er, were great, er, with your fashion at the Olympics.” “Thank you so much! It was such a honor to be there.” “Oh, ok, nice meeting you!” This little conversation may seem completely benign. Essentially it is, […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Supporting the EPA’s New Energy Standard

June 4, 2014 7:54 PM0 comments

Without a major course correction, our present trajectory on climate change imperils our future. Each day that passes without action does more harm to our environment, our country, and our loved ones. This is why I fully support the Environmental Protection Agency’s new energy standard, which serves as part of […]

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The Obama Doctrine & Eisenhower

6:53 PM0 comments

In recent days, there has been the usual firestorm of reaction to a new initiative by President Obama on the Internet and in blogs and columns, as well as on Washington insider “talking heads” blab shows, but in the case of reactions to the president’s major foreign policy speech at […]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Good For America

June 2, 2014 4:00 PM3 comments

President Obama is under an irrational attack from Republicans for what they perceive as a weak foreign policy.

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The Normal Heart: Its Core Message Lost

May 28, 2014 7:03 PM0 comments

Those who’ve seen or plan to see the film version of Larry Kramer’s gut-wrenching play, “The Normal Heart,” that premiered on HBO last Sunday and is now being frequently repeated, need to know how some subtle but critical modifications to the original script completely shifted its core meaning. Kramer, a […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Be Prepared in Case of Weather Emergencies

6:35 PM0 comments

With Memorial Day kicking off the summer and warm weather here to stay, it’s time to prepare for the seasonal threat to the Mid-Atlantic region from hurricanes and other severe weather events. Ahead of the start of hurricane and flash flood season on June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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Is Abortion Still Legal?

6:13 PM20 comments

At what point do we stop pretending that Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land? In 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Supreme Court fumbled when it asserted that abortion regulations could not put an “undue burden” on women. This vague language opened the door for legislators […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Monterrey Shale Debacle

May 27, 2014 4:13 PM17 comments

Last week the LA Times ran a story saying that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is about to reduce “its” estimate of the amount of shale oil that can be recovered from the Monterrey Shale under California by 96 percent.

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