My New Joy: The Holy See Making Social Conservatives Scream ‘Holy S**t’

November 13, 2013 10:54 AM15 comments

One of my daily joys is watching ultra-conservative Catholics squirm ever since Pope Francis was handed the keys to the Vatican.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Assisting Our Vets

November 12, 2013 7:00 PM0 comments

This week, we take a moment to reflect on the brave men and women, our veterans, active duty soldiers and those no longer with us, who have dedicated and risked their lives in military service protecting this country.

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The Peak Oil Crisis: So, Why is Gasoline So Cheap?

5:54 PM1 comment

There are many zigs and zags, twists and turns, and unintended consequences along the path to higher priced and scarce oil.

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Johnny’s World: ‘I Brake for Opossums’

November 7, 2013 8:18 AM9 comments

There I am, having happily finished a hard day’s work. I hop into my car for the 20-minute jaunt home, to start my night shift as husband, father, housewife, cleaning lady, chef, maid, and maniacal OCD slave. I turn on my favorite comedy special by one of my three favorite […]

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CNN Fails Tuesday Election Coverage

November 6, 2013 7:54 PM8 comments

This time, CNN and the other all-news networks had only two states, really, to cover. It was the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia that occupied the overwhelming majority of their air time Tuesday and Wednesday, and given how little they had to cover, it is amazing what a […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: 47 Million Affected by SNAP Cuts

7:51 PM0 comments

Last Friday, 47 million Americans saw their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits cut when a temporary benefit boost included in the 2009 Recovery Act expired without a new budget from a dysfunctional Congress.

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Is a Gubernatorial Candidate ‘Right for Maine?’

November 5, 2013 4:13 PM0 comments

Nearly 20 years ago, I was fired from a television station in Bangor, Maine after I was spotted inside a gay bar by straight co-workers. When word filtered up to my conservative boss, he euphemistically dismissed me by saying that I wasn’t “right for Maine.”

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Johnny’s World: Three Steps Ahead

October 31, 2013 9:13 AM4 comments

Considering that my husband is the offspring of a Soviet immigrant family, and I am the offspring of a whole lot of Western European mutts, we are bound to have extreme differences in taste, attitudes, and interests. Despite the facts that both of us were raised in America and we’ve […]

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American Homophobes Ruin Real Lives So They Won’t Have to Get Real Jobs

October 30, 2013 6:30 PM5 comments

The LGBT movement is slowly winding down and anti-gay activists are terrified that they might have to get real jobs.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Ending Employment Discrimination

6:28 PM1 comment

Four years ago this week, and over a decade after the brutal hate motivated murders of its namesakes, President Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The law expanded hate crimes legislation to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, […]

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