Tag: bush administrations

Don't look now but Czars violate the constitution

Republicans are always trying to get us up in arms over something. They don’t want us to sit down and calmly think about things. Instead they want to hit that nerve. They want us to have the knee-jerk reaction. They want us to be outraged, fearful and moved to action. Yesterday, it was death panels. Today, Czars. From The Political Animal: The right-wing drive to target the Obama administration’s use of “czars” seems to be catching on among Republican lawmakers. On Fox News yesterday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the president’s use of czars is “an affront to the Constitution.” I

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I Drill, You Drill, We All Drill in ANWR

I was recently sent an email arguing for for drilling in ANWR. This email dovetails very nicely into a recent Republican strategy which can be summed up in a phrase: drilling our way out of the oil crisis. For everyone over the age of 25, we’ve been here before. In late 1970s, as oil prices began to skyrocket, we had a debate in this country over oil and energy independence. Our president at the time was Jimmy Carter argued for conservation. Carter and a Democratic Congress who pushed for higher fuel standards in cars. He asked Americans to turn down thermostats.

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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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