Tag: adversaries

Like a bad penny – he’s back

Before there was Sarah Palin, there was Joe the Plumber. Joe had his 15 minutes of fame and then some. Now, he is running for Congress. From TPM: Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) declaring his intention to seek the congressional seat held by Rep. Marcy Kaptur in Ohio’s 9th district. I wrote this over 2 years ago about Joe the Plumber and I think it is still true today – Look, I don’t want Joe the plumber to be my president. I don’t want Sarah Palin to be my president or vice president. I want

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Obama pays tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From WH: We can still hear his voice bellowing through the Senate chamber, face reddened, fist pounding the podium, a veritable force of nature, in support of health care or workers’ rights or civil rights. And yet, as has been noted, while his causes became deeply personal, his disagreements never did. While he was seen by his fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that’s not the prism through which Ted Kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through which his colleagues saw Ted Kennedy. He was

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More evidence that these techniques would give unreliable information

As Marcy notes this was a Friday night news dump.  The amount of information about enhanced interrogation techniques is coming into focus.  There were more than one or two voices that made it clear that these techniques violated American and International law.  The Joint Chiefs asked each branch of the military about this techniques and the answer that came back from all branches was that these techniques violate international and US law. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From WaPo: “The unintended consequence of a U.S. policy that provides for the torture of prisoners is

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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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