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Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman

Today we are going to get final arguments in the Trayvon Martin trial. I expect that the case will go to the jury today. Millions of Americans have followed this case, just as we followed the OJ Simpson trial from years ago. A couple of thoughts: As far as I can tell, there are no heroes in this case. No matter what the verdict there are going to be some folks that are very, very angry. A young man is dead. There is nothing that we can do to bring Trayvon Martin back. Another young man is on trial for murder.

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Slavery by Another Name

My sister asked me to watch the PBS special, Slavery by Another Name. I don’t know about you, but I have really have to psych myself up to watch one of these specials. I find them very, very depressing. The show was fascinating, enlightening and damn depressing. In a nutshell, Whites used various methods from the end of reconstruction to 1940 to re-enslave Blacks. Now, I paid attention in high school and college. I don’t remember one lecture on this stuff. I knew that during reconstruction there were several Blacks who were voted into Congress from the deep south. Many Blacks

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Head in Sand Syndrome – Getting Fluke’s argument wrong on purpose

Many people have completely missed the point of Sandra Fluke’s testimony. Several commenters, on my blog and elsewhere have asked why they should pay for somebody else’s contraception. This would be a perfectly reasonable argument if it had anything to do with what we’re talking about – it doesn’t. In the make-believe world of American politics, you can argue about whatever it is you want to argue about. Like, let’s argue over the government forcing religious institutions to subsidize women’s contraception. That’s a nice argument but that’s not what were talking about here. Let’s look at the facts. Georgetown, a private

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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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