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Just Turn the Damned Thing Off: The War Against Cell Phones In Theaters

Just Turn the Damned Thing Off: The War Against Cell Phones In Theaters By Leonard Zwelling          I am as dependent on my smart phone as anyone else. Believe it or not, I actually do send and receive telephone calls on it allowing me to speak to a real live person and hear what that ...

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Greece Is the Word

Greece Is the Word By Leonard Zwelling          Wait a minute! This may well be Zorba’s “full catastrophe.” http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/business/international/greece-debt-crisis-euro.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0          An entire country votes overwhelmingly to reject a deal from all of the surrounding countries to lend it money if and only if the nation in severe debt begins to act like a group of ...

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The Good Jobs Strategy Must Include the Faculty

The Good Jobs Strategy Must Include the Faculty By Leonard Zwelling          Joe Nocera has become an ever more prolific and profound observer as a NY Times editorialist in recent years. His coverage of the outrage that is the NCAA has been continuous and unrelenting in taking to task the white men who try to ...

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EXTRA: My letter in today’s Wall St Journal re: op-ed published on June 29

Dr. Atlas advocates one solution to the lack of health care for many in the U.S.—increasing access to private health insurance. Exactly how does that improve things? All it does is increase the amount of money in the pockets of the insurers rather than paying doctors and other providers who actually deliver care. If we ...

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INSIDE OUT

Inside Out By Leonard Zwelling          Karl Deisseroth is a young (43) MD, PhD psychiatrist who has utilized opsin genes to control the behavior of mice through neuronal stimulation using light. He flashes a light via an implanted light-conducting hose and the mice do what he wants them to. He’s a member of the National ...

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MAKING TYRANNY HISTORY-Let’s not forget!

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the ...

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The Ronald: Follow the Macy’s Parade

The Ronald: Follow the Macy’s Parade By Leonard Zwelling          God bless Donald Trump (aka The Donald). In a sea of Republican mediocrity, he rises like a phoenix to tickle our funny bones and insult our intelligence. Who could ask for anything more?          And God bless NBC, Univision, Flo Rida and Macy’s for dealing ...

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