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Women’s Equality Day: Are we there yet?


Women’s Equality Day, August 26, is a holiday first proposed by Rep. Bella Abzug, to honor the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which women finally gained our hard-earned right to vote. At WVFC, we take the struggle for that day seriously; see Patricia Allen Yarberry’s valentine to those Iron-Jawed Angels (published about a year ago). See below…
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A New Outlook for Stem Cell Research


by Dr. Elizabeth Poynor President Obama, at a White House ceremony on Monday, announced a lifting  of the eight-year ban on federal support of stem cell research that was imposed by President Bush in 2001. While no decisions have yet been made about expansion of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, today’s move holds great promise for the future…
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


by Patricia Yarberry Allen President Obama,  a Senator for only two years before becoming President of the United States, is a lot like that great cinematic figure Mr. Smith, who went to Washington to represent the common man.   President Obama, in this first address to Congress on February 24th, focused not only on what our citizens expect of Congress and from…
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