Tag: bill of rights

Feeding Frenzy

When you place the phrase “feeding frenzy” into Google you get over 28,000,000 references. The first several references apply to an online game in which you play a fish and you eat other fish to become the “big fish”. Once you scroll past the games, you come to a video in which a diver is caught in the middle of a shark feeding frenzy. This is kind of what we watched on Friday. The IRS was caught in the middle of a conservative feeding frenzy. When you think about it, there are few things that conservatives love more than beating up

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Oppositional Society and the Iraq War

Yesterday, I asked the question about whether the Iraq war could happen again. Could we, the American people, be pushed into a war of convenience rather than a war of necessity? Simply put, I believe the answer to this question is yes. My answer is yes because we live in an Oppositional Society. This concept, the Oppositional Society, was first proposed by Rebecca Costa in her fabulous book The Watchman’s Rattle. (I’m not sure who first proposed the idea of an Oppositional Society. I first read about the idea in this fabulous book.) Basically, Ms. Costa’s argument is that we boil

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Physicians Need Protection, Too?

This is an interesting letter to Congress written by Doctor Dora Wang of the University of New Mexico. Open Letter: Dear Congress, As a physician and medical school professor, I breathe a sigh of relief, and thank you for giving us the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and the new Patient’s Bill of Rights. Next, how about a Physician’s Bill of Rights? Physicians and hospitals need protection from health insurance companies too, so that we can stay open and provide medical care. We are currently spending about one-third of our resources fighting health insurance bureaucracy in service of our

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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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