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Let sleeping dogs … sleep

Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas. That was a story over 19 years ago. The story was over and done. (Strange Justice was the one that I read about the ordeal. It was very enlightening.) Professor Anita Hill had moved on with her life. She has written several books and is now a full Professor at Brandeis University. Now, out of nowhere Virginia Thomas, Justice Clarence’s wife, a card carrying member of the tea party, decided that she needed to call Anita Hill. From WaPo: “Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” said the message left this month, according to a transcript

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Where are we on Healthcare?

These guys are depressing me (Larry Kissel is a no vote? I gave money to this man! I thought he was a progressive. Damn it.): From McJoan: David Dayen has done tremendous work today keeping track of public statements from House members in health care. These are those he has as definite no votes: Adler, Baird, Boren, Bright, Childers, A. Davis, L. Davis, Gordon, P.Griffith, Herseth Sandlin, Kissell, Kosmas, Kratovil, Marshall, Massa, Matheson, McMahon, Melancon, Minnick, Peterson, Skelton, Stupak, Tanner, Taylor, Teague Normally, I don’t recommend calling representatives other than your own. But there’s a big exception on that list for

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Sex, Lies, and Republican Hypocrisy

A friend whom I like and admire wrote me: but for Democrats to smear someone for getting pregnant before marriage (which is the way the Republicans may spin it) is playing into their hands. I think they will try to turn it into a positive for the anti-choice crowd. It is a constant challenge for me — as much as I CAN’T STAND them — not to be as nasty as they are. Here’s what I have to say about that: Of course the Republicans and the out-of-the-ballpark-right-wing Christian dominionists are already spinning it that it would be a “smear” to

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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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