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28 million wrongs

I guess I should not be surprised. We heap tons of accolades and money on our “whiz kids” of Wall Street. Mark Hurd was just the latest CEO to be backing up his truck and filling it with large sums of cash. Sure we’re in the midst of coming out of one of the greatest recessions in our history, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend millions on CEOs. At least, this is the thinking in these board rooms of large corporations. Mark Hurd, of course, was working for Hewlett-Packard. He is the latest in a long string of CEOs to

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Making Up

It appears that President-elect Barack Obama is going to select Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Without forgetting that political relationships are about using people, there is a lot to be said for moving ahead after a hard fight and hard feelings. Given this reconciliation between Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton , it is a good time to think about who in our lives we can move ahead with, past bad times, to a better relationship. When we are in our graves, how will our anger and our grudges serve us?

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"Christian" pediatrician refuses to provide care….

…to child of mother with tattoos. The story is here. And there is much discussion about it on the internets. Dr. Gary Merrill, of Christian Medical Services, in Bakersfield, CA, is in private practice and has limits on who he will treat. Amongst the exclusionary criteria are presence of tattoos or body piercings. I think that it is hardly a Christian principle to deny medical care to children because of the lifestyle choices of their parents. As a Catholic, I’m offended by the use of Christianity to justify this decision. As a pediatrician, I’m disgusted by any rationalizations for the denial

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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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