Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Tuesday Evening News Roundup

After the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the debate on gun control is renewed. As I’ve mentioned many times before, there is no right in the Constitution that is absolute. Every right that is granted to us in the Constitution has caveats. The ban on assault weapons did not seem to hurt anyone in the United States. Gun owners didn’t seem to suffer. It seems to me that an AR – 15 should have restricted access.

It seems that Pastor Rick Warren would like to have another presidential debate. In my opinion, President Obama and his team need to really think about another debate at the conservative Saddleback Church. I’m not sure that this is in the best interest of either candidate.

Several conservative outlets have jumped to Michele Bachmann’s defense. Michele Bachmann’s attack on State Department employee and Hillary Clinton confidant, Huma Abedin, is truly McCarthy-esque and is without merit. Should we be held responsible for our own actions or the actions of our family members and friends?

Nobody seems to be covering the massive bank scandal. Manipulating the LIBOR rates is a big deal. People need to go to jail. Fines… not these puny little fines, but serious fines, need to be levied. I would be surprised if all of the major banks did not play a role in this manipulation. It is hard to believe that only Barclays is involved.

“My presidency was awesome.” “I was famous and powerful.” I really don’t miss him (President George W. Bush) at all.

Using your birthday as your password is a terrible idea.

Using online sales tax to pay for Medicaid expansion sounds like a good idea. Look for Republicans to block this idea.

Surprise, Mitt Romney invested millions in firms that pioneered outsourcing. Are you really surprised?

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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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