Tag: american flag

Do you see a pattern?

Every now and then, America goes into this trance. I don’t know if it is a response to our feeling threatened or what but we do have these periods in our history which are difficult to explain. The McCarthy era, in which your reputation could be destroyed by one senator mentioning your name, is a fine example. During this time period being a communist was awful, but knowing a communist was almost as bad. Simply being associated with a communist could get you called out in public. You could lose your job. You could be ostracized by your friends. You had

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Obama Faces Another Flag Question

I’m a little surprised that this question slipped in. It is so crazy but rumors fly and folks are willing to believe anything. Hell, the majority of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11. So, Senator Barack Obama answered for the 100th time why he doesn’t wear an American flag on his lapel. Obama’s answer was good, but not great. He really needed to nail this answer. But I guess when you answer the same question repeatedly, it might be a little hard to drum up some enthusiasm. I first mentioned Obama and the flag pin back

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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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