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News Roundup – John Oliver, Trump, Bowling Green, Yemen

I didn’t watch the Last Week Tonight show after the election. John Oliver was exactly right. This is NOT normal. Trump is not normal. We have no idea what Trump is going to do. This is a leaky White House. I really, really want to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, but I still believe that he does not have the intellectual curiosity to be a good president. Remember, we had a long national discussion about Bush and his lack of being curious. He just accepted information that was given to him. You simply can’t do that. Great opinion piece

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MLP – Do we need Black History Month

Melissa Harris-Perry is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful and dramatic people on the political scene.  She has moved from Princeton to Tulane. I suspect that NOLA will change. She is a force. In her latest article in The Nation she answers the question why we still need a Black History month. From the Nation: We are in the final hours of February 2011. These are the last moments of this year’s Black History Month. February is always my busiest month for travel and public lectures as I join dozens of other professors whose research takes on sudden relevance for four short

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Egypt and Black History Month

February is Black History Month. For all black authors, there is some sort of unwritten rule that it is blasphemy not to comment on Black History in February. Well, I will not commit blasphemy this month. In many schools, history is taught as a bunch of isolated facts that are seldom related to reality. Students are forced to digest facts like… In 1885, Sarah E. Goode invented a bed that folded into a cabinet. She was the second black woman to receive a patent. Garrett Augustus Morgan created a gas mask. Thomas J. Martin patented the fire extinguisher in 1872. George

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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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