Tag: blogger

A Couple of Things

First of all, I am happy to announce that I’ve been included in the Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2010. Jon Swift (not his real name) was incredibly influential early blogger. He was a conservative with liberal leanings. He wasn’t angry. He was the first major blogger to include me in his blogroll. His death was painful and shocking. I truly appreciate being included in this Roundup. Secondly, Ezra Klein is talking my language. This is very similar to a post that I did some time ago. Speaker John Boehner’s office tweets, “@CNN survey: 60 percent of Americans oppose unconstitutional individual mandate in

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Progressives — let's fall in line, sort of

There’s a famous line from the TV show M*A*S*H in which Frank Burns says something like, “I think it is okay if we are all have different opinions just as long as we think alike.” This is the conservative movement. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the give-and-take that makes us different from conservatives. We’ve actively argued over withdrawal versus escalation in Afghanistan. We have actively argued over the size of the stimulus and how to use the funding. Many of us wanted to help homeowners that were underwater and others thought a huge investment in infrastructure was the

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Anti-choice Dems need a gift from us, don't they?

From C&L: Blue America is teaming up with Working Assets, the folks behind CREDO Mobile and CREDO Action in a project we think you’ll like. We’re urging you to sign a petition to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid regarding the 20 formerly pro-choice men who voted for the virulently anti-choice Stupak Amendment last Saturday. Working Assets will send one of them a coat hanger for each signature. Here’s the text: We know what happens when women are denied access to reproductive health care including abortion. And we can’t go back to an era of coat hangers and back alley abortions. Reconsider your

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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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