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Assuming That: A Very Bad Plan

Assuming That: A Very Bad Plan By Leonard Zwelling It is said that to “assume” anything makes an “ass” of “u” and “me.” I agree with this. I am reminded of this every time I go to a movie and something is wrong with the projection and the majority of the audience just sits there ...

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Weasels: Our Current Leaders

Weasels: Our Current Leaders By Leonard Zwelling America has the best government that money can buy. What was clearly demonstrated in the debate surrounding health care reform and the ACA, and about which I write in my book Congressional Malpractice, due out on March 1, is that the Congress of the United States is bought ...

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Poor Health Care

Poor Health Care By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/politics/trump-cheaper-health-insurance.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/health/obamacare-premiums-medicaid.html These are two articles from The New York Times on Tuesday, February 20. I’m depressed. The first talks about how the Trump Administration is trying to convince well people to buy short term health insurance plans that do not contain the minimum benefits of most ObamaCare plans ...

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The Noonan Compromise: Less Death

The Noonan Compromise: Less Death By Leonard Zwelling In her Wall Street Journal column called Declarations, Peggy Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter, has promoted a host of great ideas. Her latest is one of her best: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-parkland-massacre-and-the-air-we-breathe-1518739880 She was commenting on the carnage in Florida and all the things that have gone wrong in our ...

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The DACA Hostages

The DACA Hostages By Leonard Zwelling There are people in the White House who wish to undermine the basic system by which America has become America—through immigration. Unless you happen to be an American Indian, your ancestors came here from someplace else. For the great majority of our history, most of those places were in ...

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Russian Indictments

Russian Indictments By Leonard Zwelling Robert Mueller has filed indictments against 13 individuals and three organizations for meddling in the elections of the United States of America. All are Russian. It is now virtually impossible for the current President of the United States to deny such interference and he better start worrying about what else ...

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A Parade-Another Dumb Idea From The White House

A Parade-Another Dumb Idea From The White House By Leonard Zwelling There are many alternative ways to show respect for the military of the United States. Getting the VA Hospital system to work properly would be one way. Stop involving the men and women in uniform in foreign wars of no consequence to the US ...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? By Leonard Zwelling There may be no issue about which I have written more besides the management of MD Anderson and the disaster that is our health care system than guns. Every time there’s another school shooting, I blog about the insanity of the manner in which the United States uniquely ...

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Choosing Harvard’s New President: MD Anderson Figured It Out First

Choosing Harvard’s New President: MD Anderson Figured It Out First By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/us/harvard-president-bacow.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront The new president of Harvard University is Lawrence S. Bacow, the former president of Tufts and a top official at MIT. He now is on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In the article in the NY Times, ...

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Watergate Redux

Watergate Redux By Leonard Zwelling For those of us who remember June 17, 1972 as a day when we awoke to news of a break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in northwest Washington, D.C., the last few months has seemed like vuja de. A popular (sort of) president ...

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