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Clint Eastwood at the RNC

So, Clint Eastwood showed up at the RNC. Woo Hoo. Eastwood is one of my favorite actors and directors. I saw the re-runs of Rawhide. I have seen Dirty Harry, Every Which Way But Loose, Sudden Impact, Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire and Gran Torino… to name a few. I dialed up C-Span to look at Clint Eastwood. Make my day, punk – What the hell is that? He opens with the statement that 23 million Americans are unemployed. This is a national disgrace, according to him, and he is right. It is a national disgrace that 23 million Americans were

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President’s Day

President’s Day is upon us. Above you see George Washington and Abe Lincoln hugging in the afterlife. Where can you learn more about the Presidents? I have four suggestions. Two of these resources are books and the other two can be found online. The book The American Presidency–The Authoritative Reference is very useful. Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, American Presidency is a collection of essays about each President up until George W. Bush. The book offers up a small measure of biography and a larger portion of analysis. With the essays running between 10 and 20 pages, this book is a good

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What does Small Business Need?

We’re sitting in the middle of a recession. Everyone knows this. By definition, a recession is when people stop spending. There’s too much supply and not enough demand. One of my commenters was 100% correct when he said that small business needs more customers. The question is, how we get Americans to start spending again. First, make sure they have safe, secure and well-paying jobs. Well, this is proving problematic for the Dems. So, now what? Allow small business to get loans fairly cheap so that they can modernize and hopefully produce their products more cheaply and efficiently so that they

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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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