Tag: Occupy Wall Street

Flexibility Is Progress & Life

Last week I watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech. On my Facebook that evening, I saw a number of reactions to the speech from both moderate and liberal Democrats, from Green Party supporters, from Occupy Wall Street backers and from socialists. The Democrats all liked the speech, while some of my friends further along on the left had reactions ranging from partial approval to scorn. This is all fine with me. While I am not President Obama’s most ardent supporter, I am on the side of all good people who want to  help move our great nation to the left. There is no

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The Best Possible Iowa Results

The Iowa Republican caucus has been a time suck to follow and leaves you with the impression that Iowa is filled with mean-spirited nuts. (Above–Cornfield  in Newton, Iowa. Every place has all types of people.)  Yet Obama carried Iowa in 2008.  To the extent that voting for Obama is a progressive act, Iowa is not –taken as a whole– a right-wing place. You have to know what is going on with the news of the day. At the same time, it is important to focus on what your own side can do better, and on generating your own content so that the narrative of your

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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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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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