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15% of our active duty military personnel are women. 20% of the new recruits are women. 17% of the reserves are women. The VA is not ready for these women and cannot help women who are veterans very much at all. VA’s don’t have child care facilities so a lot of the women can’t even […]
Every year an estimated 700,000 to two million women and children are trafficked globally. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that almost 50,000 of those women and children are brought to the United States. Major cities in the United States have become receiving centers for trafficked women and children, and brothels are formed. The Immigration […]
The recent Supreme Court decision to recognize corporations’ rights to exercise free speech the way individuals do represents a step backward in the area of campaign finance reform. The connection between the flow of money and the way the government is run obvious and will only become more so with this new avenue for cash […]
While the debate rages on today in the House and Senate about how to teach our children about sex and how much money this education will take, the true cost of abstinence-only funding is being ignored. The real price of the “Bush administration’s evangelical driven” sex education policy is high. The Centers for Disease Control […]
Sixteen cattle were found dead after apparently ingesting a mysterious fluid next to a natural gas drilling rig in northwestern Louisiana throughout the last week of April 2009. A worker for the Chesapeake Energy Company reported that the gushing green fluids near the rig were being used in hydraulic fracturing, a process used to fragment […]