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Today in history: Bicentennial of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's movement.


Many right-wingers defeated at the polls this year

The American people as a whole can take hope from the fact that right wingers across the U.S. are facing stronger and stronger challenges - many were defeated Tuesday.


Today in history: First American woman ambassador appointed

On this date in 1949, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of U.S. ambassador when she was sworn in by Truman.


Changes in Wisconsin’s John Doe law protect corrupt politicians

Legislative changes in 2016 can render Walker impotent and in three years restore Wisconsin to social sanity.


Nine governors ask Congress to end Cuba blockade

A letter sent to the House and Senate leadership emphasizes the benefits, including to agriculture, of increasing U.S. trade with Cuba.


Democratic presidential hopefuls, in contrast to GOP candidates, push progressive agenda

All participants developed answers to problems in ways that will unify, not divide.


California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.


Cuba-U.S. Relations: Next stop, Congress

The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward. 


Emergency response needed to stop attack on Pastors for Peace

Time is of the essence to reverse the IRS plan to revoke this group's tax exempt status. 


Today in history: Reagan advances “Star Wars” in space

People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.

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