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Greek Debt Crisis – This Is Real

For several months now the Greek government and the European Union have been doing this dance. On one hand, Greece is hopelessly in debt. On the other hand, the European Union has been imposing draconian sanctions which make it nearly impossible for Greeks to live a normal European life. Something has to give. It is unclear exactly what will happen to the US Economy as a result of this crisis. (Krugman lays out his thoughts here.) From the New York Times: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday night that Greece’s banks would be closed as of Monday, as the fallout from

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Why Occupy will succeed

At the core of the #Occupy movement is the belief that the people of the United States are being poorly represented. We work hard but have little to show for it at the end of the day. Many of us want to work but can’t find a job. We look to Congress to help and they spend days reading the Constitution and passing a resolution reaffirming that our country’s motto is In God We Trust. #Occupy is about the American people. It is about an ancient idea that we the people have the power to change our circumstances. A couple of

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Wednesday Morning News Roundup (Updated – 7 biggest lies on the economy)

Rick Perry is proving what most of us from Texas (who aren’t an ultra-conservative Republican) have thought. Perry simply isn’t that impressive. He has tanked in debates. In one debate after another he has simply been awful. A college transcript littered with Cs and Ds may be a clue that he wouldn’t be that good at debating. Very interesting “Girl Project.” A researcher asked 5,000 girls ages 13 – 18 what they thought (guys, pay attention!!) She gave them a camera and followed them for two years. Interestingly, these teenagers weren’t much different than girls 30 – 50 years ago. They

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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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