Tag: myth

Saturday News Roundup

  News Roundup It is kind of creepy that a landing gear from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center was found yesterday. One of the things that I find very interesting about our society is how myths continue to be perpetuated. One of my favorite myths is the notion that the United States government should balance its budget “because” it is just like your household budget. Absolute craziness. There are almost no similarities between the federal budget and our household budget. I know of no household able to set its own interest rates. I know of no household

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Obama at the US Chamber of Commerce

From HuffPost: President Obama’s visit to the Chamber of Commerce always seemed bizarre. Reaching out to the US Chamber isn’t like reaching out to business. Under the guidance of Tom Donohue, the Chamber has become less a business association than a right-wing lobby operation that makes its money selling its services to entrenched corporate interests (the health insurance companies, Big Oil, the drug companies) that prey on taxpayers and pay dearly to protect their privileges. The Chamber is shedding board members and local affiliates because of its zealotry — most notably in joining the no-nothings on global warming in return for

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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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