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The Confusion Sown By Islam

The Confusion Sown By Islam By Leonard Zwelling          I am no expert on comparative religion.          However, the latest flap launched by comedian and talk show host Bill Maher about the uniquely violent nature of Islam really doesn’t help answer the question that most Americans are struggling with. What is the correct posture of ...

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It’s Not Just Law, It’s Law AND Order; It’s Not Just Crime, It’s Crime AND Punishment

It’s Not Just Law, It’s Law AND Order; It’s Not Just Crime, It’s Crime AND Punishment By Leonard Zwelling http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/08/justice/pennsylvania-doctor-cyanide-poisoning/index.html?hpt=hp_t2          Just in case you were thinking that MD Anderson is the only academic institution at which one faculty member tried to poison another who is his or her lover, here’s a little morsel from ...

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Don’t Ask the Question If You Don’t Want to Know the Answer

Don’t Ask the Question If You Don’t Want to Know the Answer By Leonard Zwelling          This is really good advice. It is often given to defense attorneys about asking their clients whether or not “they did it.” In general, it works for everyone. How about some examples?          In the early days of the ...

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THAT IS NOT MY DOG

That Is Not My Dog By Leonard Zwelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o          This you tube clip is one of the most important pieces of film in the Zwelling-Kleinerman (ok, ok, Kleinerman-Zwelling) household. It sums up the majority of the advice that we have given our children over the years and continue use to the present day when ...

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RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships By Leonard Zwelling          I have written about relationships a great deal. It’s a major theme of the book I am about to publish for it is relationships, or the lack thereof, that are so crippling the federal government and, in particular, the ability of the Congress and the President to cooperatively deal with ...

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Common Ground Is Not The Same As Compromise

Common Ground Is Not The Same As Compromise By Leonard Zwelling          For a guy who likes to talk, the current President of the United States often has very little to say.          When I was on Capitol Hill, I worked for a man, Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), who was re-elected Tuesday and who ...

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EXTRA: THE RESULTS OF THE FACULTY SURVEY

The UT System’s Faculty Survey at MD Anderson Matters: Agree, Neutral or Disagree? By Leonard Zwelling        Since I am no longer a faculty member, I did not get to respond to the survey circulated by Dr. Greenberg. I have seen the results now and all I can ask is how many more times will ...

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Choose Those Around You Carefully; You Will Be Judged On Their Competence

Choose Those Around You Carefully; You Will Be Judged On Their Competence By Leonard Zwelling          I was only 12 when John Kennedy became President, yet everything about his brief time in office is indelibly etched upon my brain. I suspect it is because he was the first President who was my President. It could ...

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An Open Letter To the Editor of the Cancer Letter

An Open Letter To the Editor of the Cancer Letter By Leonard Zwelling Dear Paul: With all due respect to all of the superior physicians and scientists who commented for the Cancer Letter on October 31, I beg to differ with their assessments. Most of the comments appeared to be broad appeals for additional funding ...

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