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A Couple of Random Thoughts for Sunday

Larry Allen became the latest Dallas Cowboy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame last night. Larry Allen was quiet but fierce on the football field. Whenever I think of Larry Allen, I also think of Erik Williams. Erik Williams played right tackle. He was strong. He had quick feet. He was fierce. For a couple years in the early 1990s there was no offensive lineman who was better. He was clearly on his way to the Hall of Fame. He was about to sign a huge contract when stupidity raised its ugly head. He was driving drunk, lost control

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Healthcare update — before the Summit

I just spoke with McJoan about the health care debate. We took about 15-20 minutes to discuss the recent developments in this healthcare debate. As a trauma surgeon, I’ve been following this healthcare debate extremely intensely over the last few years. I would like to briefly tell you a story about how healthcare (single-payer — government payer) is so critical. The folks on Capitol Hill are heading in the wrong direction. This is a story that can happen to almost any of us. A 25-year-old gentleman presents to the emergency room by helicopter. He is in extremis — his blood pressure

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What's going on – Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup Note to MSNBC: upgrade your servers!!!  From 7 p.m. to midnight Eastern Standard Time, it is nearly impossible to watch any of the videos (Countdown with Keith Olbermann , The Rachel Maddow Show). You need more bandwidth! Peter Bergen, counterterrorism expert, has a few comments on why Osama bin Laden has raised his ugly head. I’m not sure that Mr. Bergen adds anything new to the discussion. He does believe that recent air strikes by US predator drones in western Pakistan may be having some effect on the Al Qaeda leadership. It should be clear to all Americans

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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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