Johnny’s World: Foot in Mouth

December 3, 2013 1:09 AM219 comments

We’ve all been there. We’ve all asked or seen someone ask a woman when she’s due, but she’s not actually pregnant.

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Johnny’s World: The Horah

November 28, 2013 7:44 AM5 comments

As I stood at a New York City courthouse on a winter day in 2011, I knew I was making a good decision. I was marrying my then fiancé, now husband. It was two days before our actual ceremony, and we had trudged way downtown to collect our marriage license. […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Helping Families in Need

November 27, 2013 12:55 PM0 comments

Many of us will sit down with family and friends this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have much to be grateful for this year in our region and in our nation. I hope everyone will find the time from their busy schedule to share in the holiday spirit, to give […]

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Salvation Army Refers People to Ex-Gay Programs

November 26, 2013 8:58 PM0 comments

The Salvation Army has a new campaign where it “debunks the myth of LGBT discrimination.”

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The Kennedy Assassination, Part 2

3:10 PM2 comments

“Oh, but I don’t believe in ‘conspiracy theories,’” the nervously shaking nebbish replied when someone gently tried to introduce him to a plausible alternative to the official, prevailing wisdom about who killed Kennedy. It is curious, indeed, that the association of the term, “conspiracy theory,” with an automatically derogatory meaning […]

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Johnny’s World: I Talk to Spoons, Part 2

November 21, 2013 8:54 AM1 comment

To read Part 1, click here.  My grandmother-in-law lies writhing in pain in her hospital bed. Far from being a meek woman, her dramatics are legendary in my married-into clan. From the way she’s screaming and carrying on, you’d think her pain was inflicted directly by God or Moses, and […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Affordable Care Act Is More Than a Website

November 20, 2013 9:07 PM1 comment

Amy Bowman’s husband died almost two years ago after a 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer. A single mom with two children to care for, she relied on her husband’s COBRA plan until it ran out, forcing her to try and buy insurance on the open marketplace. After she herself […]

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The Kennedy Assassination

6:00 PM3 comments

Who among us, conscious enough 50 years ago to remember the day, can resist talking about the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963? It’s a good thing to talk it over again and again, if only because far too vast a percentage of our population today wasn’t around […]

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Johnny’s World: I Talk to Spoons, Part 1

November 14, 2013 11:30 AM3 comments

It’s late 2006. The room is dark, aside from the awkward glare of European wattage streaming through the giant windows of my Moscow hotel suite. I hear the gentle attack of snowflakes trying to beat their way inside. My room, as per usual, is scented from an assortment of candles, […]

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Football & the Decline Of America, Part 1

November 13, 2013 4:42 PM8 comments

Most Americans have seen by now the YouTube video, shown repeatedly on national TV, of Miami Dolphins football player Richie Incognito strutting around shirtless, bellowing racial epithets while thumping his chest at the top of his lungs in a Ft. Lauderdale bar. This is the player currently suspended on charges […]

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