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Before We Pick the Horses, Let’s Define the Race

Before We Pick the Horses, Let’s Define the Race By Leonard Zwelling          In early May of 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky, thousands will gather to sip juleps, wear gaudy hats, dress to the nines and watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. It’s called the Kentucky Derby. It’s a horse race. Like all horse ...

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American Sniper: Don’t Miss; He Didn’t

American Sniper: Don’t Miss; He Didn’t By Leonard Zwelling          We desperately need some heroes.          Our military is being asked to nation build. That’s not what militaries do. They defend the nations they already represent against real enemies. They may destroy nations as our military did in Germany and Japan in WWII. Nation building ...

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Why I Still Write About MD Anderson

Why I Still Write About MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling          I know, I know, I should just get over it. I am long gone, unconnected and grateful for the time I spent at Anderson. Why don’t I just leave the knuckleheads alone?          Anyone who knows me knows the answer to that one. It’s ...

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My piece in today’s Duke Chronicle–Special for Blog Readers

http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/01/16/political-correctness-root-disordered-university-thinking#.VLjhyRadplI By the way, I also think the current administration of Duke University handled this and the recent scandal at the medical school in a totally amateurish manner and the President of Duke needs to step down http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/01/16/political-correctness-root-disordered-university-thinking#.VLjhyRadplI

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Following the Lead of the Secret Service at MD Anderson

Following the Lead of the Secret Service at MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling          On January 14, the US Secret Service announced the dismissal of four major leaders based on the poor performance of those under their supervision. Incidents including the use of prostitutes by agents in advance of a Presidential trip to South America ...

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Say It Ain’t So, Ron: Conflict of Interest 202

Say It Ain’t So, Ron: Conflict of Interest 202 By Leonard Zwelling (for Jesse Gelsinger)          All of you fond of Enron and ImClone memorabilia surely remember the Sunday morning in June of 2002 when the Washington Post’s Justin Gillis revealed to the world that 195 patients receiving Erbitux on clinical trials at MD Anderson ...

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400, (000)

400, (000) Thank you one and all for reading. We have just passed 400 posts and 400,000 page views. Amazing. The new book should be out in a few weeks. Stay tuned. It will cost half as much as Steve Brill’s, be half as long and have funnier stories. And they are all true! LZ ...

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EXTRA: Tone Deaf Presidents

Tone Deaf Presidents By Leonard Zwelling          The news shows are aglow with the apology from the White House for not having sent some sort of meaningful delegation to Paris yesterday. And well they should be.          As I pointed out, the French, despite their occasional arrogance and overwhelming self-importance, have stood by the United States ...

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