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A pivotal moment for LGBT equality

A bipartisan group of 116 lawmakers on Capitol Hill last month signed a letter calling for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the most-sweeping, federal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legislation ever considered.  The...

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Keep the promise: Don’t cut veteran education benefits

As cities and towns across America prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, we are once again reminded of the sacrifice of the small minority of men and women who volunteer to put themselves into harm’s way for our nation. But, after the...

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It’s time to “fix” reimbursement of clinical trials

Now that Congress and the Obama Administration have set their sights on accelerating the pace of cures in the U.S., it’s a good time to take stock of both the progress and challenges in bringing improved treatments to the more than 1.6 million...

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Politics threatens to ground military access to space

This month will mark fifty-five years since President John F. Kennedy famously announced an ambitious goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade.  Space exploration went on to capture...

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Congress confirms biomass should help fight climate change

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the Senate just passed a far-ranging energy bill. Critics have quickly homed in on a unanimously adopted amendment recognizing the renewability and carbon benefits of biomass energy derived from wood...

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