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Go Away: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi

Go Away: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi By Leonard Zwelling Lewis Black, my idea of a modern philosopher, recently suggested that when you lose, you go away for a while. It seemed to work well for Al Gore. He went away after having lost his presidential bid and wound up winning an Oscar and ...

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Does Talent Trump Bad Behavior?

Does Talent Trump Bad Behavior? By Leonard Zwelling The list goes on. Prominent figures in entertainment, politics, and business are admitting (at least some are) to having misbehaved in a terrible fashion. It is only men to date, but bullying behavior knows no gender bounds and it is only a matter of time until some ...

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Good People, Good Organizations

Good People, Good Organizations By Leonard Zwelling What does good mean when it defines a person? We usually think of good people as selfless, considerate, polite, respectful and willing to put their own well-being behind that of another fellow human. They are ethical and moral and, of course, law abiding. It is getting harder to ...

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Young FrankenMoore

Young FrankenMoore By Leonard Zwelling Dueling offenders. That’s what the latest game in Washington, DC seems to be. First, we had Roy Moore. He was relieved of his duties as Alabama’s chief justice—twice and then beat the Trump-backed Sessions successor Luther Strange in the GOP primary for the vacant Senate seat. He seemed like a ...

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What #MeToo May Really Mean To MD Anderson

What #MeToo May Really Mean To MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling Perhaps it comes as no surprise to all the women out there. Men have been abusing them by flaunting their power. The women were stuck. Their livelihoods might depend upon keeping a job that came with an abusive and perhaps sexually abusive boss. No ...

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The Sloppy Mess That Is The US Cancer Program: Was DePinho On To Something?

The Sloppy Mess That Is The US Cancer Program: Was DePinho On To Something? By Leonard Zwelling There is a national cancer program. There has been one since the federal legislation of 1971 that began the War on Cancer. However, I defy anyone to tell me exactly what it is. For if we have a ...

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The Risk Of Limited Support: The Ronald, The Donald, The Congress and 2020

The Risk Of Limited Support: The Ronald, The Donald, The Congress and 2020 By Leonard Zwelling Ron DePinho never had a whole lot of meaningful support when he was president of MD Anderson. He squandered it quickly and only tended to shrink it with each revelation of nepotism, self-dealing and conflict of interest. For a ...

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When Did Prayers And Thoughts Of Support Become Political Fodder?

When Did Prayers And Thoughts Of Support Become Political Fodder? By Leonard Zwelling Here’s another furor we don’t need as a country. A few celebrities, mostly on the left, have castigated those expressing their prayers, remorse, and support for the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Apparently, these tweeters were offended when prominent politicians, including the ...

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Regrets

Regrets By Leonard Zwelling “Je ne regrette rien.” That may be fine for Edith Piaf, but not for me and not some patients either. Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband write a brilliant opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine on October 19 entitled “The Power of Regret” noting how the push to ...

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Why We Can’t Get Ahead Of The Gun Issue

Why We Can’t Get Ahead Of The Gun Issue By Leonard Zwelling This is the third time I have blogged about the gun issue, I believe. There’s at least three reasons why. First, we have had another of a seemingly endless scene of carnage, this time in a small town in Texas. Second, there is ...

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