Michael Moroney

Michael Moroney

Michael works in communications in Washington, DC. He is originally from Pennsylvania and went to college at the University of Pittsburgh where he received degrees in Business Administration and Political Science in May 2010. He has worked on multiple Republican campaigns at the state and national levels in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Follow Michael on Twitter at @MichaelTMoroney.

Articles From Michael

Obama blames state legislatures for rising tuition costs

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

If we truly want higher education to be an attainable goal for our students, let’s stop forcing tuition up with social programs that are only thought out in the short-term.

College students protest fossil fuels, ignore realities of dirty solar industry

Solar Power Panels

The hypocrisy in activist student movements calling for fossil fuel divestment and solar energy is unfortunate.

Holding conservative speech to a higher standard

Ben Carson

When conservatives collectively cringe, but hardly anyone lifts a finger to correct the issue, we only hurt ourselves.

As electoral map collapses, Democrats fixate on McConnell

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Democrats have their hands full defending Senate seats in red states, but seem more interested in pricking the GOP with a pin than playing defense and protecting their majority.

This year’s graduates still have a lot to learn

File

The role of a university–which comes from the Latin word for “whole”–has always been to bring together scholars and students in a place where knowledge can be shared and ideas debated.

Recent Graduates Should Go Where The Jobs Are

File

When I was 21 years old, I packed my bags and left my childhood home for the spare bedroom of a stranger’s townhouse in Washington, DC, a city where I had no family, few friends, and limited professional connections. This was hardly a safe decision–I would be earning barely above the minimum wage at an internship with no guarantee of a job offer, and forgoing an opportunity to ease into the job market from the comfort of my parents’ home, where I would have had both a financial safety net and an existing network of friends.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Scrambling For Midterm Answers

AP/Alex Brandon

When the polling gets tough, the desperation kicks in, and party leaders on the trailing side begin scrambling for any narrative to avoid looking the impending defeat in the face. This year, the polling is tougher for Democrats than it has been in decades, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) isn’t giving her party much reason to believe that GOP momentum will subside before November.

Uncle Sam Fuels The Cycle of Student Loan Debt

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that young people cited student loans and other college expenses as their most pressing financial worry in a recent Gallup poll, but the degree to which student debt holds Americans of all ages hostage is truly frightening. The poll finds that a plurality of all adults under 50 are more concerned about college costs than healthcare, housing, credit card bills, retirement savings, or any other financial obligation.

Being the grown ups our parents forgot to be

File

Today’s young people are earning less and saving less than their parents were at the same age, which is a big problem, because in addition to paying our own bills, investing in our future and saving for retirement, Millennials must also pay down a bill they didn’t ask for — the $17 trillion national debt that our parents and grandparent rung up on the federal credit card.

Obamacare polling requires a deeper look

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obamacare supporters were downright giddy last week after enrollment through the government’s insurance exchanges hit the 7 million mark. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found a full 49 percent of Americans willing to offer support for the law, up from a low of 39 percent in 2012. But pundits who argue that the rise of Obamacare’s polling numbers from catastrophic to merely mediocre will save Democrats at the ballot box this fall are sorely mistaken.

School choice: A war on poverty worth fighting

Children on school parking lot

As conservatives, we like to use facts and numbers to defend our policies, and too often neglect to make an emotional connection with voters. That’s why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent speech on school choice was so refreshing.

Looking back on a summer of Darrell Issa’s #FridayKitty!

Friday Kitty June 28

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is winning the Internet, hands down.

Expanding Opportunity Through Unpaid Internships

CBO Interns with Peter R. Orszag

Millions of Millennials — myself included — have gained invaluable firsthand experience in the professional world through paid and unpaid internships, but those opportunities are under attack by disgruntled former interns filing suit against their former employers.

Presidents and Cats: Happy Purr-zidents’ Day!

Via: examiner.com

The tradition of having a family dog in the White House goes all the way back to George Washington, and while the media has reported extensively on the Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, and the passing of poor Barney, George W. Bush’s trusted canine companion, we rarely hear about the felines of the White House.

Behold, Presidents and Cats! Happy Purr-zidents Day!

SNL Mocks Sen. Marco Rubio and #Waterbottlegate

Last night on Saturday Night Live Seth Myers brought Sen. Marco Rubio (Taran Killam) on Weekend Update to comment on the awkward drink of water he took while giving the GOP’s response to the State of the Union.

“So what? My mouth got a little dry and I took a drink of water,” said Rubio (Killam) “We’ve all been there. You’re about to give an important policy speech. You get a little nervous in the greenroom and you eat a whole back of dry roasted peanuts and some beef jerky.”

Obama sells Americans short on minimum wage

During his State of the Union on Tuesday night, President Obama argued that Americans should “raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.”

While the line might have riled up his base, the policy would have detrimental economic effects if it is put into practice. A study conducted by the University of California-Irvine and the Federal Reserve Board found that the rate of job loss for less-skilled employees actually increases when the minimum wage is increased.

[Video] Pelosi gets her amendments confused, claims First Amendment protects right to bear arms

In a pre-taped interview that aired on Fox News Sunday this morning Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sat down to chat with FNS host Chris Wallace to discuss hot topics in Congress, including gun control and mental health. During the interview Pelosi made a glaring error that provides some insight into her view on the issue–or rather just how wrong she has it.

“We avow the First Amendment. We stand with that and say that people have a right to have a gun to protect themselves. in their homes and their jobs, whatever, and that they — and the workplace and that they, for recreation and hunting and the rest,” Pelosi inarticulately told Wallace.

The Top 5 GIFs From the Golden Globes

Tina Fey as Johhny Depp

Missed the Golden Globes awards this year? No worries! We’ve compiled five of the best animated GIF from the 2013 Golden Globes that aired last night. Enjoy!

The two new members of Congress who don’t have public twitter accounts

Rep. Doug LaMalfa

A mere five years ago politicians were just learning how Twitter could help them spread their message and connect with their constituents. Today, having a Twitter account is almost a necessity to being elected for higher office.

Of the 79 new members of Congress, only two don’t have public Twitter accounts.

The eight Senators who voted against the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Sen. Rand Paul

While it’s rare in this day and age for legislation to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support, the fiscal cliff deal passed the Senate Monday night by a 89-8 vote. So who were the eight Senators that voted no?