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Ben Carson – How to crash and burn in the National Spotlight

Just because you are a great neurosurgeon, it doesn’t mean that you are a great politician. Today Ben Carson was on MarketPlace. He was interviewed by Kai Ryssdal. This isn’t anything tricky. Ryssdal pitched softballs. Ben Carson spat out conservative nonsense which sort of makes sense until you put the questions and answers all together. Ryssdal: There has to be something inside you, though, sir, that makes you believe that you can do this job better than the other — I don’t even know, now — what, 14, 15 people who are up there in various stages on the debate stage.

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Paula Deen

My goodness, we are so lost. As a society we have completely lost our priorities. Over the last several days, I have read more heartfelt condolences and damnations with regards to Paula Deen. Either she’s a heroine or she’s a villain. The bottom line is she is neither. Paula Deen is just the latest celebrity to slip and fall in the national spotlight. It is no big deal. Over the last 30 years, I’ve seen literally hundreds of celebrities fall flat on their face. Sometimes there are more infractions, sometimes fewer than Paula Deen’s. Look, I have no problem with Paula Dean.

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Sandra Fluke at the DNC

Sandra Fluke was pulled into the national spotlight by right wing reactionaries when she was called a slut. Her strong stance has earned her praise and a spot at the DNC. During this campaign, we’ve heard about the two profoundly different futures that could await women—and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past. Warnings of that future are not distractions. They’re not imagined. That future could be real. In that America, your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs.

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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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