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The Race To The Starting Line in Iowa

The Race To The Starting Line in Iowa By Leonard Zwelling          Given the pace of the changes in the standings among the various pretenders to the Game of Thrones, Oval Office version 2.0, whenever I write this will probably mean that it is out of date before I finish the first paragraph. So I ...

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Wounded: Warriors, Commercial Labs, Medicine, and Presidential Aspirants (Plus Cancer Letter Extra)

Wounded: Warriors, Commercial Labs, Medicine, and Presidential Aspirants EXTRA: Free Issue of Cancer Letter Covering Gilman/CPRIT Controversy (link below) By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/business/theranos-lab-found-in-violation-of-clinical-standards.html?ref=business          A confession. I give money every month to the Wounded Warrior Project. Yes, I got the free blanket and from what the first article above says, I am in the demographic ...

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Now We Know What Scares The Donald. The Megyn.

Now We Know What Scares The Donald. The Megyn. By Leonard Zwelling          It appeared that The Donald had no fear. After all, he is threatening to shoot someone on 5th Avenue without concern that it would eat into his poll numbers. Surely he fears nothing. Well, not quite. Donald Trump is afraid of Megyn ...

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Money and Moon Shots: The Veep Is Back Peddling As Fast As He Can

Money and Moon Shots: The Veep Is Back Peddling As Fast As He Can By Leonard Zwelling          By now the lines have been drawn around the wisdom of President Obama’s challenge to cure cancer in America with yet another moon shot. There are many who welcome the government’s declaration of episode 16 of Star ...

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Feel The Bern

Feel The Bern By Leonard Zwelling          Larry David’s hysterical imitation of Bernie Sanders is so funny because it is so spot-on. It takes almost no imagination to hear the real Sanders saying to a reporter that he has only one pair of underwear. After all he has skewered Wall Street, blasted the health care ...

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A Reminder of Why I Love Houston AND What Has Been Lost

A Reminder of Why I Love Houston AND What Has Been Lost By Leonard Zwelling          It’s snowing. Need I say more?          I am writing from the United Lounge in Reagan National Airport across the Potomac from Washington, DC on Sunday, January 17. We are waiting for the small plane to Houston and watching ...

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Skin In The Game

Skin In The Game By Leonard Zwelling          In a critically important article in the NY Times on Sunday, January 10 called “Defying the Medical Machine,” Noam Schreiber describes efforts by a group of hospitalists in Oregon to organize in a union, not to protect their incomes, but to protect their patients. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/business/doctors-unionize-to-resist-the-medical-machine.html          Hospital ...

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