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Obama's First Hundred Days: HuffPosters Weigh In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post asked readers how Obama's first 100 days in office has affected their lives. Here's what they had to say: Beverly Snipes: The St...

Obama's First 100 Days: A Jewish Perspective

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

We are happy to say that the first 15 weeks of Obama's presidency have made us proud and have fulfilled his promise of much needed change for our country.

Obama's First 100 Days: Restoring the Good Name of the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The task awaiting Obama was massive. And yet, there is a rush to decide how he's doing after 100 days. Donnie Walsh gets two years to revive the Knicks, but the president only gets 100 days to fix the country?

Horses and Stem Cells

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Researchers are now recommending that owners and breeders of thoroughbreds consider banking the umbilical cord stem cells from prize race horses.

Stem Cell Research Up Close

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Under the Bush administration we lost eight years stem cell research that might have helped me. At my age I don't have those eight years to spare.

Doctors May Soon Be Able To Repair Bones With Simple Stem Cell Shot

BBC News | Michelle Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Doctors may soon be able to patch up damaged bones and joints anywhere in the body with a simple shot in the arm. ...

Should We Really Fear Reproductive Human Cloning?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

The president has not explained precisely why he opposes reproductive cloning. Is his opposition solely based upon the health risks of cloning techniques, or on moral grounds?

Virginia Dems Allow Stem Cell Research Ban To Pass

Not Larry Sabato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently the General Assembly Democrats allowed legislation to pass BANNING state funds for embryonic stem cell research?!?!?!?!...

Texans Fight to Keep All Forms of Stem Cell Research

Ralph Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Dittman

Just when President Obama is attempting to open the federal door on all forms of stem cell research, Texas right wing fundamentalists are trying to close the state door.

UK Scientists Grow Human Brain

Sky News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The team at Aston University created tiny bundles of cells which act like a mini nervous system. They believe it could help find a cure for degenerati...

Stem Cell Argument Conveniently Avoids Certain Facts

Nazca Fontes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nazca Fontes

Why is leaving an embryo languishing in liquid nitrogen considered preserving the sanctity of human life?

Are We Ready for a Market in Fetal Organs?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If aborted fetuses prove to be a useful source of organs for transplant, we may soon have to grapple with yet another controversial and startling phenomenon: a legal market in fetal tissue and organs.

Death to My Embryos! Long Live Stem Cells!

Michele Kayal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Kayal

The right choice -- the only choice -- was to turn my inability to create life into the chance to save another.

Five Reasons Americans Can Be Happy

Lynda Resnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynda Resnick

Nowadays, everything is reduced to sound bites of doom and gloom. I've decided to exercise my Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Here's what is making me smile these days.

Calling Out Stem Cell Lies

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Knocking down the arbitrary wall constructed by Bush will most likely subject far more labs who are obliged to reap the benefits of federal stem cell funding to a federal ethics oversight regime.

Science You Can Believe In

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

By investing and believing in innovation we will overcome our current economic woes and ensure our prosperity for decades to come.

Letters to Obama: Stem Cell Research

Mary Lou Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lou Song

Letters to President Obama like this one show the balance Americans can find in everything -- even science and God.

Some Conservative States Pushing Back Against Stem Cell Research

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — A showdown is shaping up in some of the nation's most conservative states over embryonic stem cell research, as opponents draw languag...

Obama is a Young Man in a Hurry, and Just What We Need

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Some complain Obama's taking on too much by including health care reform in his overall economic agenda. I think he's getting it just right.

Stem Cell Wars: Why Religion and Politics Should Not Be Separated

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Derkacz

The following is an excerpt from Lou Ruprecht's post on The Devil's Advocate, the official blog of Religion Dispatches. The President's announcement...

Stem Cell Research Again: A Momentous Development

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The stem cell ban imposed by Bush was based on an untenable moral framework compounded by biological illiteracy and religious zeal. It might be appropriate to the Taliban but not for us.

A Pro-Life Position Most Religious People Embrace

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi David Saperstein

In giving government support to promising research utilizing stem cells, President Obama has shown not just political courage, but a moral vision that resonates with deep religious reverence for life.

A New Debate Can't Wait

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

We no longer have the luxury of debating the profound but ultimately unanswerable questions surrounding the dignity of the embryo. The research is proceeding whether we like it or not.

Sam Stein

Reagans Cheer Obama Stem Cell Order -- But Not Invited To Ceremony | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday's White House ceremony lifting the ban on embryonic stem cell research marked a major departure from the Bush administration and a turning poin...

Hey Mr. Bioethicist, Scientists are Not Amoral

Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Eisen

This conflation of science and scientists is offensive and ignorant. In my experience, no one has thought about the moral side of scientific issues more deeply than scientists.