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US Women’s SoccerUnfortunately, the US women’s national soccer team were eliminated from the World Cup. Donald Trump was giddy. He couldn’t hold back his happiness. He lashed out at the women’s team. Donald Trump’s reaction to our loss to Sweden should be no surprise. The US women’s national soccer team has been a force in women’s soccer, women’s sports, and women’s politics for almost two decades. The US women have dominated women’s soccer since the late 1990s. Title IX forced colleges to upgrade their soccer facilities for women. No other country had anything like this. Title IX meant that US women who played soccer were exposed to real coaching and

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Small Towns and Such

“Benefits” of SlaveryI have no idea why this is even being discussed. Ron DeSantis, Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate, continues to twist himself into knots, trying to impress the MAGA base. Sunshine State teachers are now being told that they must instruct middle school students that “slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.” Sorry, there are some atrocities in our past that we must honestly say were horrible events. Period. There is no way to sugarcoat them. Native Americans. Our treatment of the indigenous people here in the United States. Lands were stolen, women (raped), and children massacred from the East Coast

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Say thank you to a Veteran

Watch the video: On this blog, I have argued with presidents (Republican and Democratic), the Senate, the House, pundits, and many others. This is political discourse. It isn’t perfect, but it is much better than the nothing that many countries have. I thank Veterans for Freedom that I have to blog, speak, write, and work. Thanks to all of the American Veterans.

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Life is Precious

Gun ViolenceProbably on the other spectrum of risk-taking is the random gun violence that we continue to see in the United States. So, far this year, there have been 20,808 Americans who have died secondary to gun violence. As a trauma surgeon, as a Christian, and as a human being, I just hate seeing gun violence. There is a video that is going around on Instagram; it shows a woman getting out of her car and firing a gun at a car that was speeding away. At the same time, her boyfriend/husband was trying to wrestle the gun away from her. He finally gets the gun, and they jump back

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We Must Do Better

ExtortionYes, it is possible to sugarcoat what the House Republicans did with the debt ceiling, but why should we? This was plain and simple extortion. So, while the Republicans controlled the House during Donald Trump’s presidency, they never asked for draconian budgetary cuts. In fact, they raised the debt ceiling three times during his tenure in the White House without nonsense. The Republican proposal was ridiculous—if you believe that some Americans need help. The GOP proposal cut $3.6 trillion over the next decade to childcare, veterans’ healthcare, medical research, schools, and more. It limited the IRS’s ability to go after wealthy tax cheats. It would not allow Congress to close

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Tucker Carlson, Fear, and Loathing in the United States

Emmett Till Carolyn Bryant, the white woman at the center of the Emmett Till case, has died. For those who don’t recall, or are too young to know, let me quickly recap one of the most brutal, most racially motivated murders of the 20th century.  Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago who was visiting Mississippi relatives. It was 1955. He walked into a grocery store. What happened next is open to debate. Whether he whistled or cat-called or made some offensive utterance is unclear. Whether he grabbed Mrs. Bryant, who was 21 years old at the time, by the wrist or by the waist is also unclear.

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June 6th D-Day

June 6, 1944, also known as the longest day, was the day that we stormed the beaches of France. Against all odds we (along with our allies) got a foot hold on Europe. From there we were able to push inland. It was truly a remarkable achievement. There are several GREAT summaries of D-day (here, here and here). I highly recommend Stephen Ambrose’s book, D-Day.

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Silicon Valley Bank and Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump The H-U-G-E question surrounding Trump was, “Could our system of Justice handle his celebrity, his bravado, and his legion of lawyers?” The question was never whether Trump broke the law: that has always been obvious. The good thing about him is that he broke so many laws that you can take your pick: obstruction of justice, violating the emoluments clause, lying to authorities, extortion of a foreign Government (Ukraine), and removing classified documents from the White House. Those are just a few broken laws that come to mind. He broke the law before he was in the White House, while he was in the White House, and

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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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