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WAR? WHAT WAR?

War? What War? By Leonard Zwelling          The sun poured into the breakfast room several floors above the beach in Tel Aviv on our first morning in Israel. The surfers were out. The volley ballers were active and the chaise lounges awaited the sun bathers. Does this look like a country at war? Not at ...

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TWINKIES TO STRUDEL TO RUGALACH

Twinkies to Strudel to Rugalach: Getting to My Promised Land By Leonard Zwelling          Heads up, Houston. Continental Airlines is dead and supplanted by a behemoth called United that is characterized by high production value videos to start your flight, long-winded pilots to remind you what seat belts are for and food to die from. ...

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BLOGGING FROM ZION

Blogging From Zion By Leonard Zwelling          Despite all suggestions from my children that I am out of my mind (nothing new there), we are all headed to Israel today, August 27, which happens to be the 42nd wedding anniversary for the BW (Beautiful Wife) and me.          Knowing that I will never keep my ...

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SPECIAL EXTRA: The Cancer Letter Did NOt Make This Up

The Cancer Letter Did Not Make This Up By Leonard Zwelling          On August 25, the Cancer Letter went to press with a free edition that does the public a tremendous service. http://www.cancerletter.com/articles/20140825 It creates a comprehensive and comprehensible time line for the events that seem to have culminated in the indictment of a sitting ...

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DISPROPORTIONATE FORCE

Disproportionate Force By Leonard Zwelling          This phrase has been thrown around a lot in the past few weeks. The claim by many, especially in the media and on the left, is that the Israeli government has employed disproportionate force in attacking the Palestinian population of Gaza. There are several reasons they make this claim. ...

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THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING

The Whole World Is Watching By Leonard Zwelling          The crowd was chanting; a crowd with “marching, charging feet, boy.” This was Chicago, 1968.          I was driving back from my first trip west of the Mississippi River where I visited my very wealthy fraternity brother from Beverly Hills. He drove up to San Francisco ...

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INDICTING A HAM SANDWICH OR A HAIRCUT

Indicting a Ham Sandwich or a Haircut By Leonard Zwelling          On January 31, 1985 on page 3 of the New York Daily News, a story by Marcia Kramer and Frank Lombardi quotes New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler as saying that “district attorneys now have so much influence on grand juries that…they could get ...

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VERY SPECIAL EXTRA: CANCER GENOMICS: An N of 1

Finally, a Truthful Assessment of Cancer Genomics: For Now, Everyone is An N of 1 By Leonard Zwelling          Nothing, and I mean nothing, in all of modern science has more infuriated me as a former medical oncologist and former cancer pharmacologist than the horse hockey that I have heard about the power of cancer ...

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Say.Do. Feel.

Say. Do. Feel. By Leonard Zwelling          I have heard about emails from the MD Anderson leadership. They are quasi-motivational messages asserting concepts like transparency, teamwork and quality as the bedrock of MD Anderson’s excellence. These qualities are also the keys to restoring the admittedly poor morale that even the most rose-spectacled optimist concedes is ...

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