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Entries by Kate Kelly from 08/2010

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

| Posted 08.03.2010 | Politics

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

The Lesson We Can Learn From BP

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Green

We never want to see our government encounter a disaster where they are so ill-equipped to handle a bad outcome. The task in front of us is to identify anything that could be the next "BP disaster" and warn against it.

Little-Remembered Stories of Women and the Vote

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Politics

The problem with articles about women's suffrage is that "were given" is dead-on inaccurate; even the wording, "got the vote" does not begin to explain the battle that women suffragists waged in order for women to vote.

Summer News Coverage: Usual Fare for First Families

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

Here are just a few of the news stories involving the president and his family over the course of the summer: • In June the president assured the ...

The Work Behind Women's Equality Day

| Posted 08.26.2010 | Politics

Women's Equality Day is marked today, August 26, and it will likely be celebrated this year in much the same way it was celebrated in 1920--that is to...