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Greed in Congress

In my mind there are two types of people on Capitol Hill. There are those who are really trying to fix America’s problems and there are those who are really trying to line their own pockets. I really love those who are trying (even those who are misguided but who are trying to fix America). I really, really loathe those who are simply padding their bank accounts. From NYT: Soon after he retired last year as one of the leading liberals in Congress, former Representative William D. Delahunt of Massachusetts started his own lobbying firm with an office on the 16th

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More on Torture – McCain from the floor of the Senate

As I mentioned almost two weeks ago, we needed to wait until more of the facts were available before coming to a definitive conclusion concerning the role of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the eventual killing of Osama bin Laden. On one hand, you have Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Cheney and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey stating that the trail to bin Laden started with the waterboarding of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. On the other hand, you have a recent Washington Post op-ed by former POW Senator John McCain, in which states, “I asked CIA Director Leon Panetta for the facts, and he

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What's going on – News Roundup

Sunday Morning News Roundup Barack Obama announced a large public works project yesterday. This project will help rebuild roads, make public buildings more energy-efficient, renovate our crumbling schools and install modern computers with high-speed Internet access in our schools. It should put 2.5 million people to work. After the shocking news that we lost 533,000 jobs last month, this may be exactly the medicine we need for our ailing economy. Retired four-star general Eric Shinseki has been named to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is the general who said before Congress that it would take several hundred thousand troops

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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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