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Silicon Valley Bank and Donald Trump

I know. I know. Everyone is talking about the indictment of Donald Trump. For the last two to three years, I’ve complained that I’m extremely tired of talking about and writing about Donald Trump. It is hard to adequately tell you how sick and tired I am of discussing Donald Trump. Since 2015, he has dominated the headlines like no other person during my lifetime. There have been various celebrities over the last several decades that have dominated headlines—like Madonna, Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, Taylor Swift, the Beatles—and there have been politicians that have had their time in the spotlight

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Urban News: Russians, Donald Trump and the Memo

I wrote this in February 2018 for the Asheville monthly newspaper – The Urban News.  Does anything smell fishy to you? Since when have we become good buddies with Russia? Last time I checked, the Cold War was over. Yet, we had this uneasy peace with the Russians. There were high hopes in the 80s and 90s, once the Soviet Union fell, that we would become closer allies but that never really materialized. Suddenly, out of nowhere, there is Donald Trump. During the 2016 election, Trump began praising Russia. Let me say this again. Donald Trump, GOP candidate, continually had nice

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News Roundup – Bob McDonnell, cold weather, California drought, Syrian peace talks

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife have been charged with dozens of counts of accepting gifts and loans. Of course, he says he’s innocent. In my mind, this is a big deal. Bob McDonnell was on the fast track to the White House. He was young and energetic and extremely conservative. He had the whole package. Cracks in his exterior began to surface early. He was given a wonderful platform, rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address, in which he failed to capitalize. I don’t think that anyone thought that his performance was stellar. Anyway, one of

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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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