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President’s Day

President’s Day is upon us. Above you see George Washington and Abe Lincoln hugging in the afterlife. Where can you learn more about the Presidents? I have four suggestions. Two of these resources are books and the other two can be found online. The book The American Presidency–The Authoritative Reference is very useful. Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, American Presidency is a collection of essays about each President up until George W. Bush. The book offers up a small measure of biography and a larger portion of analysis. With the essays running between 10 and 20 pages, this book is a good

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Was Joe Wilson's outburst planned?

Although Congressman Joe Wilson apologized, he then went on multiple talkshows and really rescinded his apology. He meant what he said. So, did he actually plan this outburst? Mark Karlin, from Buzz flash.com, has a few thoughts: Despite his impassioned and compassionate speech of Wednesday night, Barack Obama needs to understand that Joe Wilson is the disease for which democracy does not have insurance to cure. Let me start with this fairly assured speculation: Wilson’s outburst was designed by the GOP corporate PR fronts to distract media coverage following Obama’s cogent and compelling remarks to Congress. In the summer of our

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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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