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News Roundup – Rangers fail, Kevin McCarthy cannot speak, Watching Failure

It is unclear how it could have been much worse. The Texas Rangers reportedly have one of the best bullpens in major league baseball. They are leading 10-6, at home. It is the top of the ninth inning. The Texas Rangers and their fabulous bullpen give up five runs and end up losing to the Los Angeles Angels, 11-10. It was an epic failure. It is unclear how a team comes back from such a devastating loss. Kevin McCarthy is running for John Boehner’s old job. He has made several recent television appearances which simply did not go that well. His

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More on the 20th debate

I know that many Americans have moved on from the debates, but I’m stuck. Why? What the hell was all of that? 20? Why did we need 20 debates? Why couldn’t we ever get a format that really helped inform the American people about the issues that are facing our country? Why do we continually get these sound bite answers that can fit on a bumper sticker? How is that adequate? The debate process has been so inadequate, I would argue that it has actually detracted from our democracy. I would argue that we learned absolutely nothing except there’s actually a

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Warren Buffett Stands up for the Middle Class

Over the weekend, multibillionaire Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed in the New York Times. The op-ed is titled, “Stop Coddling the Superrich.” For over 150 years, Americans have idolized those who’ve accumulated large sums of money. Whether it’s the Carnegies or the Vanderbilts of yesteryear or the Bill Gates and the Warren Buffetts of today, we have always had a love-hate relationship. For some reason, we always believe that the superrich should act like that guy in the movie Wall Street. We are shocked when somebody like Warren Buffett stands up and says that they need to pay their fair share.

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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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