Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Up Front

Pledging that his administration will "make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology," President Barack Obama yesterday lifted the Bush administration's strict limits on embryonic stem-cell research.....

....Citing regenerative-medicine research at Ohio State University, Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy praised Obama's decision to lift the ban on federal funding for stem-cell research.

"Stem-cell research is poised to change the face of medicine," the Columbus Democrat said in a statement. "I am proud that the Ohio State University is a leader in regenerative medicine and central Ohio researchers can continue this vital work. I pledge my continued work on this issue and persistence to see that funding levels can be achieved that make curing disease a viable outcome."

The concern now is can the country's scientists catch up to other research around the world.

> Webcore Technologies is moving forward with products for wind technology. A recent story posted at 10tv.com, explains the company's plans for growth in Ohio.

> People will be talking about the latest Columbus Monthly Magazine and the front cover---"A+ The Top Public Schools" which indeed ranks public schools in the Columbus metropolitan area. After reading the cover story, I'm sure parents and teachers will be arguing about the lists.

---- Here is a Politico headline that states the obvious:

Poll: Republicans Lack Leadership

DUH!!!! Do you think the Republicans just came to this realization? More from the Politico article:

Sixty-eight percent of Republican voters say their party has no clear leader, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey released Monday. Another 17 percent are undecided.

Just 5 percent view either Arizona Sen. John McCain, the GOP’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidate, or new Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele as the party’s leader. Two percent see conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh in that role, and 1 percent name McCain’s former running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin....

The only thing that Republicans seem united about is their efforts to block, obstruct, and prevent any and all legislative action in the House and the Senate. The Grand Old Party has become the Great Obstructionist Party. Devoid of ideas, leadership, and a vision, the Republicans are unable to come up with any strategy to fix the country's problems. The have become the party of "NO!"