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Friday Morning News Roundup

Friday Morning News Roundup There are many lessons to be learned and studied from the disaster that is characterized generally as Hurricane Sandy. One of these lessons that I’ve been studying has to do with the two hospitals which were evacuated. One of the best articles that I’ve read so far was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is clearly worth a read. For weeks, I’ve said that there really is no fiscal cliff. The heightened rhetoric that we’ve seen in the media by pundits and politicians can only be categorized as nauseating. First of all, Congress is

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Winning elections

Originally, more than a week ago, it was unclear exactly what was going on in Wisconsin. A new Republican governor, a tea party candidate, was trying to extract concessions from a union. No surprises here. Everyone assumed that Wisconsin, like all other states, was in financial peril. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter fact, Wisconsin’s budget was just fine before the governor started giving away tax cuts to businesses. Let’s be clear, business tax cuts do not stimulate the local economy. Business tax cuts make business leaders happy. States hope that happy business leaders will expand their

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Labor Day History & Links

Today is Labor Day. All work merits respect. We should treat other working people with respect. How we treat other working people is a mirror of the extent to which we respect ourselves. ( The picture above was taken by Danny Cornelissen for the portpictures.nl website.) Here is a history of Labor Day from the U.S. Department of Labor. From that history– “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of

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ABOUT AUTHOR
Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

Books

A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

Where is The Outrage Topics
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