Category: Opinion

Fixing Baltimore: Fixing America

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Freddie Gray was a 25-year-old male who lived in the inner city of Baltimore. He is also, sadly, the latest Read more »

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The Baltimore Uprising’s Backstory

By Donald Kaul Race riots, as we used to call them, are as American as baseball and apple pie. What started out as righteous protest Read more »

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Black Faces in High Places Mask Racial Inequality

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor In Baltimore and elsewhere, the ascension of blacks to political office has only masked persisting racial inequality. This year marks the fiftieth Read more »

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A Possible Triumph of Reason over Hysteria: Iran Edition

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Sometimes, when you sit back and look at politics, the amount of pure, raw, knee-jerk emotion that triumphs over rational Read more »

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A Thumping Cruz-a-palooza

By Jim Hightower The Texas senator and presidential wannabe can’t even imagine the truth. Senator Ted Cruz’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a Read more »

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A Few Thoughts

by Errington C. Thompson, MD Selma: not the movie March 7, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma. The complexity of the Read more »

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Our Children Deserve Better

By Benjamin Todd Jealous Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in Read more »

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Measles, Really?

by Errington C. Thompson, MD I really wanted to spend some time talking about wimpy Democrats. You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones Read more »

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Doing the Best I Can to Fit In

By Damita Jo Wilder My sleep was a struggle one night as my dream sent a message. I felt the message of my dream was Read more »

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Save Lives, Save Money

Expand Medicaid in North Carolina A new website, NC Left Me Out, has been launched to collect stories of people who fall into the insurance Read more »

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