Tag: isolation

Hurricane Sandy Wallops the Northeast

This is just a little teeny blog. When we have a major disaster like Hurricane Sandy, a small blog like this can’t really cover the full scope of this hurricane (now downgraded below a tropical storm). I like to emphasize three things that have happened during this terrible weather event. I’m not saying that these are the most important. I’m just going to focus on these three things. NYU Langone Medical Center (their web site it down) ran out of power. For some reason, which is not clear from the report, their backup power did not work either. 215 patients were evacuated

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Obama speaks to the CIA

President Barack Obama went to Langley, Virginia today and addressed the CIA.  He does an excellent job at explaining his decision to release the torture memos.  He also expresses his support for their tough mission. (I would like to add just a small note congratulating Marcy Wheeler for scooping everyone else. I think that she was the first one to note that KSM was waterboarded over 150 times. NYT has the story this AM.) Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From WaPo: Days after releasing top-secret memos that detailed the CIA’s use of simulated drowning

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Hardball's David Shuster looks at right-wing confusion

This video ties in very nicely with one of my earlier posts on the Pittsburgh shooting. Leaders on the Right are taking advantage of the fear and isolation some on the Right are feeling. There is a huge difference between wanting to regulate assault weapons and taking everyone’s gun away. Watch the video (From Media Matters): Charles Blow from the NYT spend a good deal of time absorbing right-wing media. Here’s what he found: Lately I’ve been consuming as much conservative media as possible (interspersed with shots of Pepto-Bismol) to get a better sense of the mind and mood of the

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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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