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Dueling Billions: Is The Oprah the Only Answer to The Donald?

Dueling Billions: Is The Oprah the Only Answer to The Donald? By Leonard Zwelling          Only the Democrats are currently spared the problem of devising an answer to Trump. No matter who The Donald insults from women, to reporters, to women reporters, to Latinos, to his fellow competitors for the GOP nomination, the only people ...

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The Critical Importance of Agnotology: The Study of Ignorance

The Critical Importance of Agnotology: The Study of Ignorance By Leonard Zwelling          This is not a rant about the idiots in charge of some organizations. I have surely written enough of those.          Nope, this is about an op-ed in the NY Times on Monday, August 24, by Jamie Holmes who is an expert ...

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Swimming Up the Bayou Is Like Swimming Up the Amazon With the Piranha

Swimming Up the Bayou Is Like Swimming Up the Amazon With the Piranha: The Common Cultures of an Abusive Internet Giant, a Major Cancer Center, and the Largest Federally-Qualified Health Clinic in Houston By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/joe-nocera-jeff-bezos-and-the-amazon-way.html?ref=topics          In a much talked about article on the front page of last Sunday’s NY Times (August 16, ...

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Does MD Anderson Use Enron Accounting Techniques?

Does MD Anderson Use Enron Accounting Techniques? By Leonard Zwelling          I simply cannot figure it out. How is it that MD Anderson, a non-profit associated with the University of Texas, is always showing a profit? Whoops. I mean a margin, as if there is a difference. And how is it that MD Anderson is ...

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E-Mails and Arrogance: The Undoing of Hillary Clinton

E-Mails and Arrogance: The Undoing of Hillary Clinton By Leonard Zwelling          I am more convinced than ever that Mrs. Clinton will not be the nominee of the Democratic Party for President in 2016.          First, it is beyond conception that anyone foolish enough to keep emails on her own server (putatively located in a ...

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A Huge Victory For the Faculty, The Faculty Senate and Justice

A Huge Victory For the Faculty, The Faculty Senate and Justice By Leonard Zwelling          It took a Navy SEAL to topple King George’s modern day academic medicine descendant, but it appears to have finally happened. After I saw Hamilton this week, the declaration from the President of MD Anderson seemed like new version of the ...

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50 – 1: My (Almost) 50th High School Reunion

50 – 1: My (Almost) 50th High School Reunion By Leonard Zwelling          In an effort to consolidate resources and increase accessibility and participation via price control, the Wellington C. Mepham High School classes of 1965 and 1966 held a joint reunion in Rockville Center, Long Island, New York on August 15, 2015. Each class ...

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Hamilton

Hamilton By Leonard Zwelling          If you are not an artsy or craftsy New York person, you may not be aware of the latest phenomenon that has moved uptown to Broadway. It is a musical called Hamilton written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony award-winning brain behind In the Heights a few seasons ago. ...

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Health Insurance Is Not Health Care Is Not Health: Redefining the Goal of Medicine

Health Insurance Is Not Health Care Is Not Health: Redefining the Goal of Medicine By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1506241 “The 21st century is the century of biology. The nation that invests in biomedical research will reap untold rewards in its economy and the health of its people”          Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH JAMA ...

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