Archive for the 'Stem-Cell' Category

Principled Senators

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Earlier this year, Sen. Craig Thomas lost his battle with leukemia.  Today, Sen. Pete Domenici announed his retirement because he was diagnosed with frontotemploral lobar degeneration (FTLD).  Both of these are conditions that some say could be cured and/or treated as a result of embryonic stem-cell research.
While the promise of embryonic stem-cell research has been […]

Casey Comes Through

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Throughout the 2006 campaign, many argued that Bob Casey, Jr. would say one thing on the campaign trail and do another when he got to Washington.  On no issue was this point more emphasized, especially to me, than on embryonic stem-cell research.  Now with his reelection six years away, Casey, Jr. has the chance to […]

Bush Does the Right Thing

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Unlike nineteen Senate Republicans and all but one Democrat, President Bush today stood up to the political pressure of those seeking research funding that they could not obtain from prudent private investors and vetoed an expansion of the unethical practice of embryonic stem-cell research.  While this does not make up for his earlier position, allowing […]

Running from the Base

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

New Jersey Senate candidate Tom Kean reiterated his support for federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research during a trip to Israel.  The comments are sure to add fuel to the fire, i.e. the John Ginty campaign, that is now burning the ties between Kean and New Jersey’s conservatives.  He has apparently decided to dismiss the importance […]

Bill Frist: Sellout

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

According to the Drudge Report, Senator Bill Frist will announce in the morning his support for expanded funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Frist’s change in position shows that either he is blindly ambitious and will say anything that he thinks is politically advantageous or he has a fundamental misunderstanding of the value of life. Either […]