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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Ed Schultz has been booted to the weekends. Chris Hayes has been promoted to the 8 pm spot. There is something about Ed Schultz that I can only take in small doses. I can watch Rachel Maddow every night, but not Ed. The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is still flapping his lips. I’m not really sure why, but… I guess money can buy you love. Some GOP congressmen ain’t liking the sequester after all.

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When All Else Fails Attack and Belittle the Messenger (Update)

Many years ago, I had an opportunity to take debate in high school. Yes, I admit, I was/am a nerd. But that’s not the point of this tale. Instead, this is about the art of debate. When you’re discussing a specific topic, in theory, you rebut whatever your opponent is saying with data. Use cold hard facts in order to win the argument. Now, if you’re clever, there are ways to win the argument (persuade listeners) without winning the debate. It is possible to overwhelm your opponent with a barrage of facts which really did not address the central argument. It

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Mavericks surprise

I’m still stunned. I thought that the Mavericks would have a problem. I thought that they would struggle. Nothing that I thought would happen did. The champions folded. Pau Gasol was invisible. Yes, the Mavericks shot lights out but some thought that was because the Lakers weren’t rotating to the ball. The era of Laker domination is over. They need to retool. From ESPN: Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games. Never like this, though. His team didn’t win; they were crushed. Swept, too.

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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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