Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Raising the Debt Ceiling

February 19, 2014 6:42 PM0 comments

Congress approved legislation last week that suspended the debt ceiling until March of 2015. Our choice was simple, vote to increase the debt limit as we have 117 times prior, or default on our debt. Failure to raise the ceiling would have caused havoc in the financial markets worldwide, dramatically […]

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Is the CIA Messing With Venezuela?

5:10 PM7 comments

It’s hard not to suspect the horny hand of the CIA being involved in the latest wave of destabilizations against governments unfriendly to the U.S. in places like Venezuela and Ukraine, and who knows where else. Nothing seems to be tempering the zeal of the elements managing the growing global octopus […]

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What If Jonathan Martin Would Have Decked Richard Incognito?

February 18, 2014 5:29 PM2 comments

It was difficult to read The National Football League’s report on bullying that occurred in the Miami Dolphins locker room. The investigation found that several teammates, led by Richard Incognito, serially harassed offensive lineman Jonathan Martin. The locker room had degenerated into a perverse workplace environment and a culture that […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A Winter Update

5:27 PM6 comments

As the years go by, those studying peak oil are beginning to develop a better understanding of what has been happening since the concept of limits to oil production came to widespread attention. First of all, it is important to understand that in one sense, production of what had been […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: We Need Stronger Regulations by the EPA

February 12, 2014 8:16 PM0 comments

Eighty-two tons of coal ash poured out of the Dan River Steam Station’s 27 acre waste pond and into the Dan River on the Virginia-Carolina border last week in the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history. Water carrying high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, and many other […]

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The Harder They Fall

4:25 PM2 comments

As many skeptics predicted, the moment the stock market began to wobble out of concern for a pull back of the Federal Reserve’s massive stimulus policy, the Fed’s new chief Janet Yellen jumped into a chair in front of a congressional committee Tuesday to assure everyone that she’s not going […]

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Only Bigotry Can Stop Michael Sam From Playing In The NFL

February 11, 2014 12:39 PM4 comments

With polls showing that nearly 70 percent of people under the age of 30 support marriage equality, it was only a matter of time before an openly gay college star entered the draft of a major sports league. That happened Sunday when University of Missouri’s Michael Sam, the SEC’s Defensive […]

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Equality’s Big Day In a Virginia Court

February 6, 2014 11:11 AM1 comment

For me, the issue of same-sex marriage is much more personal, I presume, than for anyone, no matter how passionate they may be in its defense, who didn’t grow up long enough ago to have gone through a whole gauntlet of slings and arrows of that outrageous fortune known as […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Celebrating Civil Rights in February

February 5, 2014 7:37 PM2 comments

A half century ago 300,000 African American men and women joined together with icons of the civil rights movement on the National Mall for the March on Washington. They marched for jobs, basic freedoms that had long been denied, and to listen to Martin Luther King. Many of their demands […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Search for Cheap, Clean Energy

February 4, 2014 1:56 PM14 comments

There are now two new potential sources of energy which seem to be too good to be true.

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