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A Comma, Semi-colon, Or Hyphen: It’s Hillary’s Choice

A Comma, Semi-colon, Or Hyphen: It’s Hillary’s Choice By Leonard Zwelling          Both major American political parties are undergoing dramatic transitions right before our eyes. The difference is that the GOP has got it done and the Dems have not.          That Donald Trump has become the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President ...

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Surrounded: As By Starbucks

Surrounded: As By Starbucks By Leonard Zwelling          It was observed by the famous sage of Washington, DC, Lewis Black, that the End of the Universe was the corner of Shepherd and West Gray. There, at this busy intersection, was one Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks. In the intervening years it has actually ...

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The Soul of MD Anderson: Dr. Michael J. Ahearn

The Soul of MD Anderson: Dr. Michael J. Ahearn By Leonard Zwelling          It is said that it takes one of two things to get a minyan (the needed 10 men to hold a formal Jewish prayer service). The first is ten live men. The second is one dead one.          I learned this early ...

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None Of The Above

None Of The Above By Leonard Zwelling          Be honest. That’s your first choice for President of the United States so far, right?          The key number on MSNBC today, May 17, was 121. This is the total percentage of negatives evoked by the two likely candidates for the highest office in the land. Isn’t ...

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EXTRA: LZ on WBZ Radio in Boston

May 19, 2016-LZ on WBZ in Boston Our show page with the hour you were on – http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/05/19/nightside-how-did-healthcare-get-so-political/ And the page to get a download copy- http://www1.play.it/audio/nightside-with-dan-rea/

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“Aiming High”-A True Change In The Battle Against Cancer Or A Likely Description Of The Conditions of The Authors Of The New England Journal Of Medicine Editorial (374:1901-1904, 2016)? By Leonard Zwelling          The May 19 edition of the NEJM leads with a guest editorial by Douglas Lowy and Francis Collins, the current leaders of ...

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What’s The Big Deal? He’s Just Another Fraud

What’s The Big Deal? He’s Just Another Fraud By Leonard Zwelling          In an age in which a rookie Senator can rise to the Presidency (and the Nobel Peace Prize) on the strength of his lofty rhetoric unmatched by any legislative or executive accomplishments, why should it seem strange that a billionaire reality star can ...

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The Plea To Be Allowed To Make It Up As You Go Along: The Quandary of the N=1 Clinical Trial

The Plea To Be Allowed To Make It Up As You Go Along: The Quandary of the N=1 Clinical Trial By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/magazine/oncologist-improvisation.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ma_20160513&nl=magazine&nlid=11039602&ref=headline&te=1          This Sunday’s NY Times Magazine is devoted to Cancer—that’s with a capital C.          This article by Pulitzer Prize winning author and oncologist Sid Mukherjee outlines the vexing puzzle faced by ...

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When Is A Wall Like A Moonshot?

When Is A Wall Like A Moonshot?          In a very clever video available on youtube and on cnnpolitical.com, the complexities and costs of actually building that Wall that Donald Trump insists would be erected early in a Trump first term are outlined in detail. The video even stars the Wall itself with golden hair ...

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Apres Moi Le Deluge; Apres Nous Le Deluge

Apres Moi Le Deluge; Apres Nous Le Deluge By Leonard Zwelling          The first, “after me, the flood” is attributed to the next to the last King of France, Louis XV. The second “after us, the flood,” to his concubine Marquise de Pompadour, and might have come first chronologically. The two statements refer to the ...

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