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The Train Wreck That Is The Donald Trump Presidency

The Train Wreck That Is The Donald Trump Presidency By Leonard Zwelling In the early summer of 1973, Professor William Van Alstyne, a Constitutional law expert at the Duke Law School, was the guest of the dinner society I organized at Duke Medical School. The Engel Society met once a month or so. It consisted ...

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It’s Not Watergate—Yet!

It’s Not Watergate—Yet! By Leonard Zwelling The firing of James Comey as FBI Director on Tuesday, May 9 has been likened to the Saturday Night Massacre that took place in October of 1973. Then President Richard Nixon ordered his Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, to fire Archibald Cox, a Harvard professor who was a special Watergate ...

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“You’re Fired”

“You’re Fired” By Leonard Zwelling How often have I heard those words? Three times actually. In high school I had a night job as a stock boy at Fortunoff’s a large retailer on Long Island. I also was a prominent member of my senior class and I had very strong tugs on my time in ...

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In Selling MD Anderson, Successive Presidents Have Lost Track Of The Product

In Selling MD Anderson, Successive Presidents Have Lost Track Of The Product By Leonard Zwelling In her op-ed in the New York Times on Sunday, May 7, Maureen Dowd notes how Steve Jobs of Apple never lost track of the need to make great products, not just sell them. She quotes the great man: “The ...

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Noise In The System: Health Care Reform and The New CFO

Noise In The System: Health Care Reform and The New CFO By Leonard Zwelling As I write this, I am watching the GOP members of the House of Representatives take a victory lap around the White House Rose Garden with the President and Vice President in attendance. It has no meaning. The awful legislation that ...

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The Presidential Search

The Presidential Search By Leonard Zwelling http://www.utsystem.edu/news/2017/05/02/ut-md-anderson-presidential-search-advisory-committee-named The Search Advisory Committee for the new president of MD Anderson has been named. Please see link above for official memo. There are no surprises there except for the distinct absence of a medical oncologist on the list. There are two clinicians named at least. I guess we ...

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Behold The Problem With Nepotism

Behold The Problem With Nepotism By Leonard Zwelling Ivanka Trump annoys me. I mean she seems like a nice enough person, but really. Should she be representing the United States at major conferences around the world with the likes of Angela Merkel or Christine Lagarde? I think not. What are her qualifications for any role ...