God is Not a Mental Construct

May 14, 2014 12:01 PM4 comments

Now that I have undertaken in the recent past couple of months to review and comment on the unhappy history and influence of powerful elites who have used a fundamentalist deviation of the Christian religion to destabilize and menace one of the more enlightened communities in the U.S., I feel […]

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Virginia’s Universities Must Reject ‘Ex-Gay’ Junk Science

May 13, 2014 4:04 PM6 comments

It would be insane to demand that universities dispense materials that might lead to students having mental health problems or committing suicide. Yet, The Washington Times reports that a Christian legal outfit, Liberty Counsel, is doing just that. They are sending threatening letters to Virginia’s top universities calling on them […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Working for Immigration Reform

May 7, 2014 5:34 PM13 comments

Thousands of “Dreamers” across Virginia woke up to incredible news last week when Attorney General Mark Herring announced that undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children qualified for in-state tuition at Virginia’s colleges and universities.

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Fed Chief Yellen’s Many Caveats

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To the careful observer, there were more caveats in Fed Chief Janet Yellen’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress yesterday than there are potholes in the D.C. region following the harsh winter’s weather. Her phrases like “very disturbing” and “highly unusual” were glossed over by her […]

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Supreme Blunder On Prayer Ruling

May 6, 2014 1:49 PM3 comments

The United States Supreme Court blundered supremely this week when it ruled 5-4 that the Constitution allows town boards to begin their meetings with sectarian prayers.

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Revisiting Natural Gas

May 2, 2014 10:45 AM2 comments

A couple of months back I noted that the U.S. was burning through the stocks of natural gas we store in underground caverns at an unprecedented rate.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Protecting Our Air & Water

May 1, 2014 12:44 PM0 comments

This May, we celebrate Clean Air Month to educate Americans on the positive impact clean air has on their health and our environment. Since 1970, the air we breathe has been protected from harmful pollutants that are detrimental to our health and our nation’s delicate ecosystem. Using the Clean Air […]

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Sterling & Other White Male Pigs

April 30, 2014 2:19 PM3 comments

The veritable explosion that has rocked the professional sports world this week, triggered by the despicably racist comments caught and exposed on tape by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, should serve as a warning to anyone who harbors views like his. True, but it goes much deeper. It is […]

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Fundies Fight Against Religious Liberty in North Carolina

April 29, 2014 2:55 PM0 comments

The extreme Right is on a phony crusade to protect its alleged loss of religious liberty.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Earth Day & the Environment

April 23, 2014 5:34 PM0 comments

This past Tuesday, April 22 was Earth Day. I have used the occasion in past years to pen a few thoughts in my weekly column about the environment. With my plans to retire from Congress at the conclusion of this session, this will be my last commentary on Earth Day. […]

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