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Frank Underwood’s Moon Shot

Frank Underwood’s Moon Shot By Leonard Zwelling          America Works.          That’s the name of the program proposed by the President of the US to fix what has ailed the country since the days of FDR and the Great Depression. President Underwood believes that the root of the country’s undoing has been massive dependency on ...

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On March 18, Dear Faculty, It Will Be Up To You

On March 18, Dear Faculty, It Will Be Up To You By Leonard Zwelling          The Chancellor is coming! The Chancellor is coming!          It won’t be by land or sea either. It will likely be by air, but remember he’s a Navy SEAL and could fool you.          For reasons that escape me, the ...

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Low Morale Is the Symptom, Not the Problem. Just Ask the Spouses

Low Morale Is the Symptom, Not the Problem. Just Ask the Spouses By Leonard Zwelling (With special thanks to a friend of long-standing)          For at least 2 years, through 4 individual surveys of faculty psyche, the party line has been that there is a problem with faculty morale. I disagree. Low morale, as measured ...

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Of SAE Chants, Moral Relativism, Town Halls and Moon Shots

Of SAE Chants, Moral Relativism, Town Halls and Moon Shots By Leonard Zwelling          It is not at all unusual these days to have embarrassing behavior caught on a cell phone video. (Just ask old 47% Mitt Romney.) It is equally likely that when the video comes to light on youtube, there is a great ...

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Two Americas; Two MD Andersons

Two Americas; Two MD Andersons By Leonard Zwelling          The report from the Department of Justice about the police department in Ferguson, Missouri makes clear what has got to be the worst kept secret in the western world. The United States of America is two countries—one white, one non-white.          Black Americans don’t call the ...

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King v. Burwell: ObamaCare On Trial, Health Care Reform Still Needed

King v. Burwell: ObamaCare On Trial, Health Care Reform Still Needed By Leonard Zwelling (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/us/politics/some-supreme-court-justices-cite-2012-argument-against-health-care-law-as-defense-for-it-now.html?ref=us&_r=0)          In a final attempt to bury the Affordable Care Act (ACA, ObamaCare), the forces of objection, both conservative and libertarian, are trying to use the phrase in the law that denotes subsidies only for “state exchanges” as a means ...

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When Four Years Is More Than Enough

When Four Years Is More Than Enough By Leonard Zwelling          In 1980 America was reeling from the self-declared malaise of its thermostat-lowering, cardigan-wearing President, Jimmy Carter. The economy was stalled. Interest rates were climbing. Gas lines had been endured. American diplomats had been captured with our embassy in Iran and the President’s rescue attempt ...

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EXTRA: The Anti-Semitism at UCLA

EXTRA: The Anti-Semitism at UCLA By Leonard Zwelling          That’s enough.          The BDS, boycott, divestments and sanctions, movements on college campuses that aim to economically target the State of Israel for its heavy-handed use of force against the Arabs who live in the former British Mandate of Palestine (aka, self-titled Palestinians) is bad enough. ...

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Hillary’s E-Mails: Why Anyone Should Care

Hillary’s E-Mails: Why Anyone Should Care By Leonard Zwelling          Like Mt. St. Helen’s, this story is exploding into the blogosphere and there are really two questions that must be addressed:          Why is this even a story?          Why should anyone care?          Anything involving the Clintons is a story because that’s the way ...

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