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Sex, Lies, and Republican Hypocrisy

A friend whom I like and admire wrote me: but for Democrats to smear someone for getting pregnant before marriage (which is the way the Republicans may spin it) is playing into their hands. I think they will try to turn it into a positive for the anti-choice crowd. It is a constant challenge for me — as much as I CAN’T STAND them — not to be as nasty as they are. Here’s what I have to say about that: Of course the Republicans and the out-of-the-ballpark-right-wing Christian dominionists are already spinning it that it would be a “smear” to

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Models of Personal Responsibility

I thought that these social conservatives were supposed to be models of personal responsibility? Abstinence education, which Sarah Palin supports? I’m guessing that didn’t work. It never worked. After throwing millions of dollars into the abstinence education, the rate of teenage pregnancies hasn’t dropped. Here’s the problem: Whenever you try to keep information away from people, it always backfires. If you give teenagers the information about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and the like then let their parents give them the moral backbone, things will work out much better.

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Worst in the World: Walmart

Bill O’Reilly only won the bronze tonight. He stated he didn’t know who Roland Martin was. Unfortunately for Bill, Roland Martin has been on his show more than eight times. The silver goes to James Dobson from Focus on the Family. He saw the new CDC statistics that one in four teenage girls have a sexually transmitted disease and somehow he came up with the thought that more abstinence education was needed (abstinence education has been proven time and time again not to work). The gold goes to Walmart. A Walmart employee got hurt on the job. Walmart paid her medical

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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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