Tag: bullies

Government Shutdown: Never Negotiate With an Extortionist

The government is going to shut down. The government shutdown is going to happen. Never negotiate with an extortionist. You know how this is going to go. No matter how badly you want whatever it is they are holding over your head, don’t give in. In the United States, we know how bills are supposed to be introduced in the Congress, how they’re discussed in committee and then passed by one Chamber of Congress. The other chamber then has an opportunity to vote on the bill and modify it. If the bill is passed by both chambers, but the versions of

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Progressives – a force for good or self?

Nice post from Mark Karlin over at Buzzflash: We hope that the Blanche Lincoln and Jane Harmon primary victories against two progressive challengers don’t open another round of finger pointing and bitter recriminations among progressives.  There is too much at stake. When I started BuzzFlash in May of 2000, before Bush was put in the White House by the Supreme Court, progressives and Democrats in general were looking for a voice to call out the Republicans for what they are: Bullies, Liars, Hypocrites and full of Gluttonous Greed.  BuzzFlash to hundreds of thousands became that voice for several years until blogs

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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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