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

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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

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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

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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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Functionally Illiterate PFOX Slams NEA Journalist Over Email Typo

December 4, 2013 8:29 PM1 comment

Author Jeremy Hooper, founder of the blog Good As You, points out this week that Virginia-based Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) is, once again, on the warpath. The hate group is viciously attacking journalist Edward Graham, who works for the National Education Association publication NEA Today. They are livid […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: The U.S.’s Deal With Iran

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Last week, the United States and the other member nations of the P5+1 reached an agreement whereby Iran will suspend much of its nuclear program, including diluting its stockpile of enriched uranium, in return for limited and reversible sanctions relief.

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Now That the Website is Fixed

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When I was a lad, I was quite impressed by the clever way in which Br’er Rabbit gained freedom from his captor in the old 1946 Disney full-length cartoon flick, “The Song of the South” (since much reviled for its racial stereotypes, thus hardly ever seen anymore). It was the […]

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