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Five Years, But Who’s Counting?

Five Years, But Who’s Counting? By Leonard Zwelling          We are within the final quarter of the first five years of the DePinho presidency. This seems to be as good a time as any to assess the good and ill of the current president’s tenure.          Let’s start with the good.          It appears that ...

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When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi By Leonard Zwelling          A physician dying. On the surface, that’s what this book is about. A young (thirties) chief resident in neurosurgery is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. This is what he left behind—a wife, a baby daughter and this book.          By modern standards, Dr. Kalanithi ...

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Why I Can’t Vote For Either Of Them

Why I Can’t Vote For Either Of Them By Leonard Zwelling          It was 1972 when I could first vote for President. I voted for George McGovern. He lost. I have voted in every election since. I am 6 and 4 in Presidential choosing. That is, I have voted for 6 winners and 4 losers. ...

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