Tag: u s senate

What if Rape Is a Campaign Strategy? (Updated)

What if Rape Is a Campaign Strategy? I’m just wondering if the Republican Party has decided that outrageous comments about rape is politically advantageous. The comments we are currently seeing cannot be spontaneous. They’re not being made by some country bumpkin running for city dogcatcher. Instead, these are serious candidates running for major offices (both Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are running for US Senate in their respective states). Both of these guys have put in a lot of time. Both of these candidates have raised a lot of money. Both these candidates have been on the national stage with major

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Tuesday Evening News Roundup

AK-47 plus crazed man equals chaos in Carson City, Nevada. Three people are dead. Seven people were wounded. The incident happened at an IHOP. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has unveiled his jobs plan. Cut the corporate income tax from 35% to 25%. Make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Eliminate taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains. Oh, just to top off this “jobs plan,” he would push for free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. More drilling for oil. Where are the jobs in this jobs plan? This appears to

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Oil Subsidies

From Progress Report: Top executives from the Big 5 oil companies — ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips — flew into Washington, D.C. on their corporate jets to defend their industry at a U.S. Senate hearing yesterday. The Associated Press reports that “Motorists are paying nearly $4 for a gallon of gasoline as the oil industry reaps pretax profits that could hit $200 billion this year.” The oil industry is not only benefiting from spiking gas prices, but also from over $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies they receive every year. With those subsidies and loopholes, Exxon’s federal tax rate for the last three years

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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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