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Rick Moran

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.
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In Defense of the Filibuster

Friday, December 24th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Despite its use to obstruct the will of the majority, the filibuster fills a critical role in the Senate: it encourages prudence in making law.

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Qatar: the Wrong Destination for World Cup 2022

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Why hold such a prestigious sporting event in a socially backward autocracy?

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WikiLeaks: the Internet Age Jumps the Shark

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The drive for transparency and openness has revolutionized communication, but can we reach a point where it becomes too much of a good thing?

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Politicized Science vs. Anti-Science Republicans

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Just because the motives of many climate change advocates are questionable, even evil, does that mean the entire global warming proposition is a fraud?

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Olbermann’s Raw Deal

Friday, November 5th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The rapidity with which MSNBC bounced Olbermann from the network begs several questions: What did he do that other journalists haven't done? Why now? And why should MSNBC all of a sudden feign an interest in impartiality?

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No Retreat, No Surrender, No Compromise: The New GOP?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

About a third of the GOP caucus that is sworn in on January 3, 2011, will never have served in Congress previously. What impact will the newcomers have on their party and Congress?

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The NFL Jumps the Shark

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The new emphasis in the league on helmet-to-helmet hits sends a message to players that is at once confusing and contradictory: play hard but not too hard

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The Only Victims in the Foreclosure Mess Will Be Taxpayers

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

There are no heroes or good guys in this story. Only villains.

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Tea Party Defines Losing as Winning

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Apparently, to many in the tea party movement, "victory" has a different definition than the standard denotation ordinarily used in politics. (And don't miss Stephen Green's "Change that Matters.")

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On Being American Enough

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Having a different vision of what America should be doesn't make President Obama less of an American than anyone else.

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Have Obama’s Policies Failed? Let Us Count the Ways

Friday, August 13th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

It isn't only the president's economic policies that are dragging the nation down.

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Christie and Daniels: The Yin and Yang of a New Republicanism

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Despite disparate personalities and temperaments, the two governors are enjoying success by dint of their honesty and courage in confronting problems.

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Nice to Hear from You Again, Jesse

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The race-baiting reverend tries to piggyback his racialist nonsense onto the LeBron James circus.

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Preserving the America I Grew Up In

Sunday, July 4th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Rep. John Boehner's lament about Democrats "snuffing out" the America of his youth fell on deaf ears on the left, but it resonated strongly with those of us who understand what he was trying to say.

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Byrd’s Life and Career Spanned the Gulf Between the Old and New South

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

America and Robert Byrd grew to maturity together, changed together, and ultimately achieved a modicum of tolerance together.

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Blagojevich Trial Testimony Contradicts Obama and Jarrett

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The transition team report on the president-elect's contacts with Blagojevich and what he knew about Blago's wheeling and dealing is at odds with sworn testimony.

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General McChrystal Relieved

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Naming General David Petraeus as McChrystal's replacement was a no-brainer for Obama.

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Death to the Vuvuzela!

Monday, June 14th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Will no one rid us of these meddlesome horns that are ruining the World Cup?

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What Does the Rest of the World Know about Soccer that Americans Don’t?

Friday, June 11th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

The World Cup begins today and America couldn't care less.

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The Finger of God

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

PJM's Chicago editor reports on nature unbound: his brush with the Streator tornado of 2010.

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Then: Run to Daylight. Now: Whine to Oprah

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Pitcher Armando Galarraga is the poster boy for modern, Oprahfied American sports. But I would take the attitude of a Vince Lombardi any day over Galarraga and his touchy-feely sensibilities.

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Dems Counting 2010 Chickens with Egg on Their Face

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

With tea partiers on the warpath and their own rabid base spilling the blood of incumbents, why are Democrats gloating over the GOP loss in PA-12?

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The Greek Debt Crisis for Economic Morans

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

If you're having problems understanding the concepts behind the financial crisis in Europe, fear not. A real Moran will assist you.

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Should We Phone E.T.? Hawking Says No

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - by Rick Moran

Do we want to risk announcing ourselves to advanced civilizations?

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Retract the Graham Gay Smear

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - by Rick Moran

William Gheen of ALIPAC is a gutternsipe whose outrageous charges against Senator Lindsey Graham need to be withdrawn with an apology.

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