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The Tin Man

In The Wizard of Oz, the children’s tale and famous movie, our four heroes all want something from the great Wizard. Dorothy wants to go home. The Lion wants courage. The Scarecrow wants a brain, and the Tin Man wants a heart. Today, it seems that we all need a heart. We need empathy. The Land of Canaan This is really a small strip of land on the eastern Mediterranean. This piece of land is mentioned in the Torah. This land is mentioned in the Bible. This land is even mentioned in the Koran. After World War II, an area was

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So Many Problems

I wrote this for the Urban News. When I was an intern, one of my fellow interns would summarize a busy night of medical admissions with a simple phrase: “So many problems.” Unfortunately, this was during morning report when we were supposed to receive a detailed summary of the patients who had been admitted overnight. This would allow me and the rest of the medical team to carefully plan how we would take care of the newly admitted patients. The “so many problems” line gave us nothing. We had to scramble and figure out what was going on with these newly

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Immigration, Slave Patrols, and Voting Rights

Well, Joe Biden did the unthinkable. With the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—and with the determined support of his Senate allies—President Joe Biden passed the most progressive piece of legislation that we have seen in the United States since the 1960s. The whole thing was completely wrong for our time. Democrats are supposed to compromise and do whatever it takes to pass “bipartisan” legislation. And Joe Biden did call in the Republican leadership. But after determining that they weren’t serious about negotiation or compromise, President Biden cut them loose. He passed a $1.9 trillion bill which helps the average American

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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.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

Where is The Outrage Topics
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