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A Toughtful Look at Birth Rights

If you head on over to the National Constitution Center there is an excellent discussion of Birth Rights by Linda Monk. This isn’t a quick sound bite. This is the whole enchilada. Immigration Numbers: • For the first time in two decades, the total number of illegal immigrants has dropped significantly, from a high of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009. • The average annual number of new illegal immigrants fell dramatically, from 850,000 in March 2005 to 300,000 in March 2009. • Mexico remains the primary source of illegal immigration, with 60 percent; other Latin American nations represent 20 percent;

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New Apple Watch

I haven’t figured out what to do with a smart watch. What information do I need on my watch and don’t really want on my phone? I can’t think of anything. I like having my Fitbit and I would rather the FitBit look a little nicer. Should I pay $600 for an Apple Watch for a better look? Anyway, here’s PCMag’s frist look: This is the second time PCMag has had some hands-on time with the Apple Watch. The first time was in September, when Cupertino’s smartwatch was first announced. We were not allowed to put it on, and although we

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The New Mississippi

I must admit that when I hear the word – Mississippi – I don’t think of anything modern. I think of racism and Jim Crow. Judge Carlton W. Reeves (US District Court Judge in Mississippi) deeply believes in the New Mississippi, a place where the rule of law prevails. Before sentencing three white men for the racially motivated killing of James Craig Anderson, Judge Reeves spoke passionately about moving from the “old” to the “new”. From NPR: One of my former history professors, Dennis Mitchell, recently released a history book entitled, A New History of Mississippi. “Mississippi,” he says, “is a

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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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