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The End Of The Beginning

The End Of The Beginning By Leonard Zwelling There’s a word for this in Yiddish. Rachmones—mercy. Finally, the new leadership of MD Anderson made the most essential of changes required if the institution is going to put the DePinho years in its rearview mirror. I am in Cleveland for a joyous family wedding of my ...

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The Lesson Of Georgia’s 6th: What The New MD Anderson President Can Learn

The Lesson Of Georgia’s 6th: What The New MD Anderson President Can Learn By Leonard Zwelling According to all the news accounts, the race to fill the House seat vacated by Dr. Tom Price who became head of HHS, was the most costly in history. Yet, the result was the same. The Republican, Karen Handel, ...

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What’s Next?: Closing The Expectation-Performance Gap

What’s Next?: Closing The Expectation-Performance Gap By Leonard Zwelling In any business endeavor, or any human interaction, there is an inherent gap. Those involved come with expectations of some result from the business transaction or person-to-person interaction. Then there is what actually happens. That gap between expectations and performance is as good a definition of ...

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See Something? Say Something? Do Something?: A Warning

See Something? Say Something? Do Something?: A Warning By Leonard Zwelling https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-high_russiaobama-banner-7a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ef8c46b67525 It’s a chilling article that has gotten extensive press coverage today, Friday, June 23. This is worth reading but let me sum it up. The Obama White House knew of the huge degree of invasive mischief that the Russians used against our election ...

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EXTRA: The American Health Care Act

EXTRA: The American Health Care Act By Leonard Zwelling For a quick summary, these are pretty good. The bottom line is rather simple. First, why do this at all? Answer, the uncertainty plaguing the insurance markets due to all of the talk about the Republican repeal of the ACA during the campaign and the fact ...

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Guns—Again

Guns—Again By Leonard Zwelling I have said it before and I will say it again, this country’s infatuation with firearms is deadly and unnecessary. The latest evidence, the shooting at a baseball field in Virginia on Wednesday morning, June 14, created yet another frenzy of hand-wringing that will undoubtedly come to nothing with regard to ...

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Sycophants

Sycophants By Leonard Zwelling One needs go no further than this shameful video of a recent Trump Cabinet meeting to comprehend the trouble the United States finds itself in under this president. Mr. Trump goes around the room extracting praise from all of his surrogates in the various departments of the executive branch of the ...

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Will Melania Make This Better?

Will Melania Make This Better? By Leonard Zwelling Maybe that’s what has been missing from Donald Trump’s White House life. A good woman. Now that his wife has moved into his new home that was formerly known as the White House and now as Mar-a-Loco, perhaps he can stay in bed until at least six ...

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He Said, He Said

He Said, He Said By Leonard Zwelling No one is quite sure what to believe about the one-on-one meeting between President Trump and James Comey at which Mr. Trump “hoped” out loud that Mr. Comey would go easy on Michael Flynn, his just resigned Director of National Intelligence. It is reasonable that Comey took the ...

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On Being Fired-Part II: It’s Tough Not To take It Personally

On Being Fired-Part II: It’s Tough Not To take It Personally By Leonard Zwelling “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” This is a quote attributed to Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking but probably has its origins earlier. It is true, nonetheless. That being said, it was clear during ...

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