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Wow, what a mess! American Politics

Sometimes (no, most of the time), I scratch my head and try to figure out how we got here. How did we end up with Donald Trump in the White House, and with Republicans with majorities in both the House and the Senate? As with most things these days, I concede that the answer is complex. I think it is easy to blame Hillary Clinton for running one of the worst campaigns in history. We can also blame the media for giving Donald Trump nearly unlimited airtime for months on end. I guess we could blame the Democratic Party for not

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Fixing our Republic

This is a wonderful TED talk. From TED: There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond. Lawrence Lessig has already transformed intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation. Now he’s focused on an even bigger problem:

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No more tax returns

Ann Romney has clearly told us – no more tax returns. None. Why, you might ask? Because we, the Romney’s, have been attacked. Psst, Ms. Romney… did you not understand that this is American politics?? Did you not see what GWB did to John McCain?? Ms. Romney, did you not see what happened to Valerie Plame? Ms. Romney went on – Mitt Romney is a good, decent saint of a man. He pays his taxes. His wife says so. That should the end of the story. Remember, the wife of Dominique Strauss Kahn stood behind him after his sexual assault charges

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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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The Thirteeneth Juror

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