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Clown Car

Clown Car By Leonard Zwelling          It’s been a great two weeks for the Democratic Presidential front-runner in the pants suit. Hillary had a triumphant debate, then Joe calls it off, and then, without saying all that much insulting, Hillary manages to make the members of the Benghazi Committee look like a bunch of monkeys. ...

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Cold War Lessons For Today

Cold War Lessons For Today By Leonard Zwelling          This weekend the BW and I spent 4 hours or more in the Cold War of the late 1950s and early 1960s. We saw two very different visions of that time, one from Hollywood and one from Germany. Interestingly enough, the more prescient view of today ...

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I Missed the DePinho Symposium, Did You?

I Missed the DePinho Symposium, Did You? By Leonard Zwelling       At about 3 PM on Monday afternoon, October 19, I received an email notifying me that there had been a symposium in praise of the achievements of Dr. DePinho that very day in the Duncan Building. The writer sent me the list of speakers ...

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Who Owns MD Anderson?

Who Owns MD Anderson? By Leonard Zwelling          Talk about a stupid question! Everyone knows that the State of Texas owns MD Anderson in that MD Anderson is the free-standing cancer center of the UT System and one of two medical divisions of UT in the city of Houston. I do not believe that these ...

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Three Weddings, No Funeral, But Very Quiet in Yafo

Three Weddings, No Funeral, But Very Quiet in Yafo By Leonard Zwelling          We are coming to the end of our journey in Israel. The tour of the West Bank, the Golan, Judea and Samaria is behind us as is the conference in Tel Aviv. Endless quantities of hummus have been consumed. When you eat ...

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Restraint Is Hard, Resignation Is Easy

Restraint Is Hard, Resignation Is Easy By Leonard Zwelling          As we approach the end of another trip to Israel, I am struck that much like the problems facing the US, the ones here seem insurmountable. The cacophony on the ground about what to do with the Palestinians, let alone ISIS, Syria, Iraq, Iran and ...

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The Gap Between What You Are Told And What Really Happens

The Gap Between What You Are Told And What Really Happens By Leonard Zwelling          Yes, there have been terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv (not in it). Yes, some Israelis have lost their lives and others have been injured. Yes, several Palestinians have also been shot. Yes, there is a wariness to ...

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One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State

One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State By Leonard Zwelling          The emails are flying in asking whether the BW and I are surviving in the violence-laden Middle East. No violence where we are on the beach in Tel Aviv, but following the news on the various web sites, it does not surprise us ...

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