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News Roundup: Severe Flooding, Snowden, Jobs, IRS

For the last four or five days we’ve had torrential rains with severe flooding which has been unrelenting. We are in a flash flood watch through Sunday evening. It appears that both Venezuela and Nicaragua are interested in granting Edward Snowden asylum. I know that there have been some Americans who believe that Edward Snowden has done a great thing. They believe that Snowden has become the conversation over safety versus personal liberties. I would suggest, though, that there has been no conversation. Instead, we’ve had pundits yelling at each other without any real discussion over this topic. The new jobs report

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Sunday Morning News Roundup

Sunday Morning News Roundup I really haven’t said anything for the last couple of days because… I really haven’t had anything to say. A large earthquake in Canada caused a tsunami warning in Hawaii. Tsunami warning was just lifted. Thankfully, it was a false alarm. Once again, I’ve become disillusioned with North Carolina. No, I think “disappointed” is better. It is now clear that the progressive wave that swept the state back in 2008 was overtaken by the tea party in 2009 and 2010. We are still recovering from our tea party hangover. I was hopeful that we may had flipped

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The Unemployment Rate is a Problem

The unemployment rate has been firmly stuck at 8.2% and neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is going to be able to fix the unemployment rate anytime soon. Let’s take off our partisan hats just for second. Let’s think about the things that we do on a daily basis. Let’s take, for example, going to the grocery store. Fewer than one out of four times that I go to the grocery store do I actually check out with the clerk. For the most part, I get in those lines in which I can scan the stuff myself, bag it myself and be

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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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The Thirteeneth Juror

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