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Rally!! Rally for Jobs!!

This is an announcement specifically for those who live in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Jobs, Not Cuts! Pack Square Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 5:30 PM The American Dream Movement will succeed only if we stand up and work TOGETHER for a new American Dream. In July, 25,000 of us came together to share our stories and hear from others who are struggling in this economy. Together, we submitted and rated ideas to create the Contract for the American Dream. At the same time, politicians—from city councils to Congress—are focused on “cuts, cuts, cuts” instead of “jobs, jobs, jobs.” That’s why

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I love Strong Unions

This is the transcript of the speech that I gave on Saturday February 26th here in Asheville, NC. Good afternoon, I’m Errington Thompson and I’ve been asked to talk a little bit about the state of the middle class and what we need to do. The good news is there is a lot to say. The bad news is that I only have 10 minutes to say it. I grew up in the 70s. I grew up watching TV, in spite of the fact that my mother monitored our TV time relatively strictly. There were many middle-class role models on TV,

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AP reporter lives in Wingnut World

An April 15, 2010 front-page headline in the local Gannett newspaper, the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, caught my eye: “Obama, other Democrats battered in poll.” The story was by Associated Press reporter Liz Sidoti, who is so biased by her inside-the-beltway mentality that she apparently doesn’t understand the difference between “what people are saying” and “what is demonstrably, empirically true” (i.e., facts). The story begins “WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest Associated

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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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