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

May 28, 2014 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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A Primary Evidence Of God’s Existence

May 21, 2014 3:34 PM7 comments

Having asserted in this column last week the “substantiality” of God over notions nothing more than mental constructs, now comes my effort at defining the meaning of “God.” To what does that refer? Every person who has ever lived has been challenged in one way or another to come to […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Path to a More Perfect Union

May 20, 2014 4:13 PM0 comments

This past weekend marked the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

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Congress Set to Carbo-load Kids for Profit

3:40 PM0 comments

The mindless Obama bashing by Republicans has sunk to new depths this week, as they try to undermine Michelle Obama’s healthy school-lunch standards. Keeping children healthy shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but if the First Lady had spoken in favor of oxygen, the GOP would have campaigned for carbon dioxide. […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Parsing 2014

May 14, 2014 5:36 PM10 comments

Some 15 years ago when the current concept of peak oil was posited, it was all going to be simple.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: National Women’s Health Week

4:52 PM0 comments

Mother’s Day this Sunday marked the start of National Women’s Health Week, a time to recognize the great strides we’ve made for women’s healthcare equality, but also a reminder of the challenges that remain. Once faced with disproportionately higher healthcare costs, now, under the Affordable Care Act, not only are […]

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God is Not a Mental Construct

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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