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Life is Precious

Although I wrote this a couple of months ago, it really is still very relevant. There is a guy on the loose in Maine who killed 17 and wounded dozens. OceanGateOceanGate is a company that took paying tourists to see the wreckage of the Titanic. Yes, tourists would pay $250,000 for the privilege of seeing, up close, a ship that sank over 100 years ago. By now, everyone knows that the submersible Titan imploded, and all five passengers died. Life is precious. These five souls understood the risks and decided that the risks were worth taking. Okay. I have to respect

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Good News and Bad News

Good morning! Before I get to the depressing news, let’s talk about Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson. She is the first black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. She is extremely well-qualified. Most importantly, she currently sits on the DC Court of Appeals. As you know, the DC Court of Appeals is often a steppingstone to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson was just recently appointed to the Court of Appeals. In the Judiciary Committee, she received three Republican votes. We should have no illusions that she will receive any Republican votes this time. The big question

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Kavanaugh and reality

There is was no doubt in my mind that Brett Kavanaugh has not been exactly truthful. Did Brett Kavanaugh sexually assault Dr. Ford? I don’t know. What I do know is this is a guy who grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth. The world was his. He could drink and hang with friends as much as he wanted. The party never stopped. The question isn’t did he drink or even how much. The question is should a guy who lied to the Judiciary committee. Does lying under oath about things that happened 20 or 30 years ago matter?

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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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