The Peak Oil Crisis: Better Than Fire

July 16, 2014 1:47 PM5 comments

In addition to following the twists and turn of the world’s energy situation, I have been tracking the reporting on developments concerning several “exotic” and therefore controversial energy sources whose proponents say would be far more cost-effective than current alternatives to fossil fuels such as wind, solar and nuclear.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: The Affordable Care Act is Working

July 15, 2014 7:28 PM0 comments

A wave of new data and survey results released last week makes clear that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is doing exactly what it was intended to do: provide reasonable, affordable healthcare coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans. Despite initial setbacks that hindered the launch of, millions of […]

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Clean Water System Essential to U.S.

July 9, 2014 7:44 PM0 comments

We have made incredible strides in improving and protecting the air we breathe and water we drink over the last 40 years, since the implementation of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. The Obama administration has continued this legacy, taking important steps to secure the health of our rivers, […]

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We Remain Children Of the ‘Great War,’ Part 1

4:45 PM1 comment

We are now in the period of the 100th anniversary of the launch of the “Great War,” the “War to End All Wars,” which became known as World War I only when a follow-on world war ensued. As I’ve said before, the distinction between the world wars was very blurred […]

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The Lousy Legacy of Richard Mellon Scaife

12:35 PM9 comments

Notorious right wing sugar daddy, Richard Mellon Scaife, has died. He was 82. I’m sure he had a couple of good qualities and there are people who loved him. However, there are few villains who have been more destructive and done more damage to the cohesion of America than Richard […]

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The Parameters of Today’s Global War

July 2, 2014 12:50 PM5 comments

Add to the past week’s rise of a new state over the melted bones and ashes of Dick Cheney’s war of slaughter in Iraq, an Islamic “caliphate” dedicated to rule by ancient Islamic Sharia law, the coup over U.S. Constitutional law by a force on U.S. politics even bigger than […]

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The Chamber of Chumps Supports Totalitarianism

July 1, 2014 7:29 PM0 comments

It is amazing to me how conservatives brazenly wave the flag and bellow from the rooftops about freedom. That is until it threatens their bottom line – then it’s a hearty cheer for tyranny.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Repairing a Broken System

June 25, 2014 5:37 PM0 comments

The recent surge in unaccompanied minors making the extremely dangerous journey across our southern border highlights, again, the urgent need to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Every day we mire more and more of these children, estimated in the tens of thousands, in deportation proceedings that only return them to the […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

4:26 PM4 comments

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states.

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Reminiscent of 100 Years Ago

3:54 PM3 comments

The fast-developing events of the last week in Iraq have been stunning and ominous if for no other reason than that they’re sweeping beyond anyone’s control, adopting a certain relentless inevitably that harkens back to the kind of frightening sequences of developments that resonate in today’s morbid historical documentaries about […]

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