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Vetted? Are You Sure?

Vetted? Are You Sure? By Leonard Zwelling          If you are anything like me, you have heard and seen enough of both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton already. Consider that it is only August and that one of them will be on our TV screens for the next four years. Ugh!          But how much ...

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A Bucket List By Trump

A Bucket List By Trump By Leonard Zwelling          I just received this bucket list in an email from a close friend. He’s a pretty conservative guy, so I was not in the least bit surprised he thought this was neat. Oh, that it were only this simple!          The Trump phenomenon is all about ...

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Three Quarters Of A Million Page Views

Three Quarters Of A Million Page Views By Leonard Zwelling          It is hard for me to believe that the blog has reached this level, but it has. Since its inception about three years ago, we have had over 750,000 page views on lenzwelling.blogspot.com. That’s a landmark, I think.          For those of you who ...

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Not

Not By Leonard Zwelling          By far, the most frequent argument made for one or the other of the two Presidential hopefuls is that he or she isn’t the other one. That’s not a very powerful argument for anything. The number of interviews I have seen on TV with Republicans who tout the evils of ...

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Narcissism

Narcissism By Leonard Zwelling http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/the-narcissist-next-door/          For a while now, I have been concerned about the high prevalence of narcissism I perceive populates the corner offices of America, including those in American medicine.          In this article in the NY Times on July 19, Jane Brody lists as good a definition of the narcissist problem ...

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Making Sense of a Senseless Week: Race, Guns, Police or Is It 1968 Again?

Making Sense of a Senseless Week: Race, Guns, Police or Is It 1968 Again? By Leonard Zwelling          It was surely one of the most depressing weeks in America since September 11, 2001 and more resembled 1968 than any other recent period.          In 1968, both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated within ...

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Why The Notorious RBG Was Correct About The Donald And Even More Correct To Say Something

Why The Notorious RBG Was Correct About The Donald And Even More Correct To Say Something By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-is-right-about-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg.html?src=me&_r=0          Even the NY Times took the Associate Justice to task. There is widespread objection to the criticisms Ruth Bader Ginsburg heaped on the presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, aka The Donald. (Sounds to ...

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Simone On Leadership

Simone On Leadership By Leonard Zwelling          One of my favorite people in all of academic oncology is Joseph V. Simone MD, former leader at St. Jude, MSKI and The University of Utah. Joe has retired to consulting now, but he is never short of wisdom. His Maxim’s have informed us all for years about ...

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Why Theranos Is My Favorite Story Since the Moonshot and IACS: The Power of Hype

Why Theranos Is My Favorite Story Since the Moonshot and IACS: The Power of Hype By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/business/theranos-elizabeth-holmes-ban.html?ref=business&_r=0 http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-startups-put-the-fab-in-fabricate-1468015329          I have been following this one for a while.          Theranos is a 2003 start-up company headed by a Stanford University drop-out named Elizabeth Holmes with a penchant for long blonde hair and black ...

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Mens Rea, E-Mails, Hate Crimes and Parallels in Academic Medicine

Mens Rea, E-Mails, Hate Crimes and Parallels in Academic Medicine By Leonard Zwelling          I don’t believe in hate crimes. I believe that the criminal justice system ought to be built on actions not intent. You are tried and convicted for what the state can prove you did, not what they can prove was on ...

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