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Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup Been extremely busy the last 48-72 hours. I thought the trauma season was supposed to end when the cold weather begins to creep on in. Not. There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when politicians were actually relatively thoughtful. They didn’t say ridiculously stupid things out in public. Freshman Representative Roger Rivard stated, “some girls, the rape so easy.” You know, it doesn’t matter in what context you say something this stupid. It should never be said in public. Syria appears to be in a world of trouble. Turkish fighter jets forced down a Syrian airliner

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Education, Our Justice System and Race

I took some time and went through the census data. I wanted to investigate the percentage of Whites, Blacks and Hispanics and their educational status. As we know, educational status correlates to socioeconomic status. The better educated you are, the more opportunities are open for you. Nowhere in our society should we see more equality then in the classroom. For the most part, public schools do not offer individual education. This is education for the masses. Therefore, if Johnny, David, Betty and Susan are all in the same classroom, in theory, they should all be exposed to the same material. They

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Job numbers are good but we need better

Slowly but surely, the economy is heading in the right direction. If the economy were a patient, the patient would still be in the ICU on multiple antibiotics. Though still on a ventilator, the patient looks better and is heading in the right direction. An infusion of 244,000 new jobss is part of the prescription for getting the patient back on his/her feet. Over the last three months, private sector jobs have grown by over 700,000. This is all good news. Yet, as I have said over the previous months, it is not time to do the happy dance. It 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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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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