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So what happened? How did Barack Obama win?

Several weeks ago, some Americans made broad pronouncements that Barack Obama had lost the election. He was desperate. It was over. I stated that the widely available facts did not support this conclusion; that Barack Obama was going to lose, nor that he was in trouble. There are any number of blogs and websites for tracking polls and giving us, the voters, real time information. By far, the best and most accurate was Nate Silver’s 538 blog, which is now part of the New York Times. Nate Silver is part of the New York Times, not because he is a liberal,

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Swine flu is still out there

I have blogged on Swine Flu every week since its outbreak.  I have a feeling that nobody is listening.  There are over 21,000 cases in the US with 87 deaths.  Every state from Alaska to Florida has reported swine flu cases. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This is a huge problem and there is evidence that we haven’t taken the proper precautions. From DemFromCT (DailyKos): Pay attention to swine flu: The first study of U.S. health care workers with swine flu found that many didn’t do enough to protect themselves against the virus. Researchers

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Man, it is cold!

This morning the temperature is 4 degrees here in Asheville, NC. It is seriously cold. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From MSNBC: Miserable, lung-burning, face-numbing temperatures are one thing in the Midwest and Northeast. But the Deep South? Temperatures plummeted Friday across the Midwest and eastern U.S., and delivered a stinging slap to Southerners unaccustomed to the frigid weather. Schools were closed in a dozen states and homeless shelters were overcrowded. Those that did venture outside bundled up and made quick trips. In an odd twist, Alabama was colder than Alaska. (more… )

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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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