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Confirmation, OJ Simpson and Card-Playing

Confirmation, OJ Simpson and Card-Playing By Leonard Zwelling          Why go to the movies? The best scripted drama can be found in made-for-TV films about real events. Here are two.          The FX mini-series The People vs. OJ Simpson is a ten-parter that seems to make afresh the events that transpired surrounding the violent deaths ...

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What To Do In Case Of Fire in Scotland?: A Cuppa Tea?

What To Do In Case Of Fire in Scotland?: A Cuppa Tea? By Leonard Zwelling          The night before we were to play The Old Course at St. Andrews, I was disturbed from a sound sleep by a loud voice echoing through an intercom in my room. It requested that I exit the room and ...

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Hail On The First Tee: St. Andrew’s In April

Hail On The First Tee: St. Andrew’s In April By Leonard Zwelling          My close friend is both my golf partner and the father of two ex-patriot Americans married to Brits.  He’s in London all the time and his son-in-law and two of his son-in-law’s friends and my buddy entered the lottery as a foursome ...

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Reform the Process of Picking Those Among Whom We Can Pick To Be President

Posted on the train from London to St. Andrews Reform the Process of Picking Those Among Whom We Can Pick To Be President By Leonard Zwelling          The results of the New York primary are in. The two frontrunners swept the delegate count in their home state and, in so doing, may have sealed their ...

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Eye In The Sky

Eye In The Sky By Leonard Zwelling          If you can imagine Helen Mirren as a British Army colonel in charge of tracking down and eliminating terrorists using American drone capability, you have suspended sufficient disbelief to enjoy this excellent feature film and the first of this year worth seeing.          It appears to be ...

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EXTRA: Some Passover Soul

Some Passover Soul Two videos. One from a friend and blog reader, the other from son Richard. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v3xjf1kGlg https://www.facebook.com/alan.silver.372/videos/10153022777808225

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The Game Is Rigged

The Game Is Rigged By Leonard Zwelling          Mr. Trump is likely on his way to the GOP nomination for President. It is not, however, a sure thing. Either Trump will have to secure the necessary 1237 delegates before the convention in Cleveland or a floor fight may ensue and he could lose either by ...

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The Many Moonshots of 2016: Moonshots/Schmoonshots

The Many Moonshots of 2016: Moonshots/Schmoonshots By Leonard Zwelling          Look out green cheese. The Earth is taking aim at the moon and these are serious people doing the shooting.          Of course the first moon shooter is Dr. DePinho who has been on this space voyage since he got to Anderson in 2011 and ...

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The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep By Leonard Zwelling          Most of us have had the experience. We have a new friend. The parents don’t approve or our other friends don’t either. It could be sheer prejudice–racial, religious or sexual orientation. It could be that the new friend is from the wrong church, or wrong school, or ...

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The Mess Made By Pubescent Boys

The Mess Made By Pubescent Boys By Leonard Zwelling http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-mess-has-become-his-message-1459466943          Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, how prescient can you be?          In this perfectly timed opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal on April 2, Peggy Noonan once again shows why she is the premier pundit in all of punditdom.          Of course, Ms. Noonan is ...

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