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Agreement?

Again, from Congress we have smoke and mirrors. In theory this “crisis” came about because we need to raise the debt ceiling. Many deficit peacocks were worried about the deficit. So, they decided that the best thing to do would be to hold the economy hostage. Stupid parameters which are not related to real economic growth or job creation were placed in the way (for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised, we’ve cut the deficit by the same amount). Not one progressive was able to make a decent case throughout this months-long debate. The president’s “hit and run” strategy was

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Models of Personal Responsibility

I thought that these social conservatives were supposed to be models of personal responsibility? Abstinence education, which Sarah Palin supports? I’m guessing that didn’t work. It never worked. After throwing millions of dollars into the abstinence education, the rate of teenage pregnancies hasn’t dropped. Here’s the problem: Whenever you try to keep information away from people, it always backfires. If you give teenagers the information about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and the like then let their parents give them the moral backbone, things will work out much better.

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Iraq Spokeman Asserts U.S. Should Vacate by Late 2010

The Iraqi’s have buckled under the pressure of the U.S. before. But now, with the Bush administration beginning to pack their bags, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki maybe growing a backbone. Iraqis maybe willing to stand up to the Bush administration because they know that there is going to be a ‘new sheriff in town’ (McCain or Obama). They may be looking at this time as an opportunity to take their country back. From New York Times: Maliki spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, told reporters in Baghdad, “We cannot give any timetables or dates, but the Iraqi government believes the end of

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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