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Monday Afternoon News Roundup

Monday Afternoon News Roundup Looks like the worst of the flu season is over. Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down as Pope. Here’s a look back. I would like to take a moment and talk about the Catholic Church. First, as a caveat, I’m not Catholic. On the other hand, I do respect what the Catholic Church stands for. I am Christian. As a Christian, I’ve been deeply saddened by the lack of responsiveness that the Catholic Church has shown to its members. We have seen, over the last 5-10 years, the Catholic Church suffer a slow death by a thousand

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What's going on – News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee today. He has several ideas to increase regulation. He wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to cease being this hybrid of public and private institutions. Instead, they should be government agencies. Interesting. A physician at Little Rock Arkansas was the victim of a car bomb. When I first heard the story I thought it was strange… until I heard that he was on the state medical board. The state medical boards of most states have an incredible amount of power and very little

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Random Thoughts

Was that a debate or wrestling match? The current ABC link to the debate says “Clinton vs. Obama, Rumble in Philadelphia.” Since I was on-call last night, I was only able to see a piece of it yesterday. Today, I saw the whole thing and I’m nauseated. Was this debate hosted by People Magazine? We spent more time talking about flag pins, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Bosnia, and bitterness than talking about the economy, Iraq, global warming, job creation, or torture. ABC should fold up their tent and go to 24 hour reality TV. Extremely disappointing. I am continuing to look at

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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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