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Rep. Jim Moran

Entries by Rep. Jim Moran

Gun Safety Even NRA Members Support

(329) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 10:06 AM

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn. is just the latest in a long string of violent, gun-related massacres perpetrated by deranged individuals. Because such young children and their teachers were involved, the tragedy has caused deep reverberations in the public psyche, opening the potential for a real effort to address the...

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Gender Equality and Social Justice: Why Foreign Assistance Matters

(22) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 12:30 PM

Three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this month demonstrate the lessons our Congress needs to recall as we debate issues of foreign policy and national security.

These three leaders -- President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and peace activist Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Yemeni democracy advocate Tawakul Karman --...

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Don't Sell Our Future Short

(105) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 8:41 PM

On Tuesday night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2560, the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act." I was proud to vote against it. The House Republicans have presented us with their vision for America's future. This is a vision in which the country turns its back on the...

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Starve the Beast: How the GOP's Fiscal Policies Damage our Future

(50) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 12:24 PM

February has been a defining month for the Republican Party. They have revealed that they are willing, in Washington as in Wisconsin, to place politics above people and exploit both real and manufactured fiscal crises to pursue ideological ends. The budgetary policies of the Republican majority represent the culmination of...

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Dear Colleague: Close Guantanamo

(21) Comments | Posted June 26, 2007 | 1:47 PM

Last week media reports surfaced that senior officials within the Bush Administration were coming to a consensus to close detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay and transfer remaining detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. Such a move reflects the growing sentiment within the Administration that Guantanamo Bay serves...

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How to Shut Down Gitmo

(78) Comments | Posted May 10, 2007 | 1:13 PM

The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee focused on the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility (Gitmo) Wednesday, holding a hearing with military officials in charge of running the base and lawyers who have represented the detainees imprisoned there.

It's my belief that every day Gitmo continues to operate is another day we make...

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Only Murtha Plan Supports the Troops

(72) Comments | Posted February 27, 2007 | 4:31 PM

This Congress is about to engage in the legislative equivalent of the gunfight at the OK Corral.

The stage was set when Defense Spending Chairman Jack Murtha described his plans to use the President's Supplemental Iraq spending request for another hundred billion dollars as a vehicle to support...

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Jack Murtha: The Best Man for the Job

(16) Comments | Posted November 15, 2006 | 2:22 PM

The netroots played a huge role in this year's elections. From advocating for strong candidates that put us over the top in the Senate (Tester, Webb) to bringing press attention to the do-nothing rubber stamp Republican House, blog activists were a force in bringing about a new direction in American.

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