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Monday Morning News Roundup

Monday Morning News Roundup The White House has decided to really and truly go after those who were standing in the way of a budget deal. The White House has released a breakdown of how the sequester will hurt states on a state-by-state basis. It appears that a White House official has visited North Korea. I like the idea of talking with both our friends and our enemies. Some Republicans simply cannot let vaginal ultrasounds go. The father of a victim of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre sent his senators a letter. Both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake

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The Time I Was Mistaken For A Black Man

One time in my life, I was mistaken for a black man. In late 1992-early 1993, I worked in the office of a black member of the Cincinnati City Council. My boss at the time, current Ohio State Representative Tyrone Yates, was critical of racial comments made by former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott. This did not sit well with right-wing bully Bill Cunningham at Cincinnati radio station WLW. This is the same Bill Cunningham who made news not long ago at a John McCain rally leading up to the Ohio primary. Cunningham and other WLW programmers encouraged listeners to call

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Smokey Robinson – A Black American

The great Smokey Robinson on Def Poetry Jam. A friend of mine sent this video to me.  You never know about my friends.  It can be anything from a dirty joke, to a chain letter to something truly thoughtful and inspirational.  Smokey Robinson has to be in his late 70’s?  He looks good.  His mind and tongue are sharp. It seems that every couple of years we have to re-name ourselves.  Black, Negro, African-American.  Smokey is basically talking about stopping the madness.  This is clearly worth a look see.

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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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