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Beautiful Trauma: P!nk At The Toyota Center

Beautiful Trauma: P!nk At The Toyota Center By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Pink-soars-at-first-of-two-Toyota-Center-shows-in-12869594.php The article will give you the details, but when a concert starts with the star swinging from a chandelier twenty feet above the stage and goes up from there, it is definitely something special. P!nk is something special. This was the 2018 version of ...

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Cos

Cos By Leonard Zwelling In 1982, Genie and I were in Las Vegas for a meeting of the American Chemical Society. This was during my cis-platinum days. I was speaking on a program about the drug and the use of platinum-based compounds in the therapy of disease. The American Chemical Society meeting was huge and ...

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Anti-Semitic Hip Hop In Germany

Anti-Semitic Hip Hop In Germany By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/arts/music/anti-semitism-german-rap.html I suspect that you missed this one. Two German rappers, Farid Bang and Kollegah shared the Echo award, the German equivalent of the Grammys, for best hip hop album (apparently it’s based on sales). These two use Holocaust referrals and anti-Semitic implications in their rhymes. This ...

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The Cancer Centers’ War On Truth

The Cancer Centers’ War On Truth By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-war-on-cancer-truth-becomes-a-casualty-1524261478 Saturday’s Wall Street Journal contained a lacerating criticism of the manner in which the major cancer centers advertise for patients. Unfortunately, it leads with the MD Anderson ads with the talking heads and the red line. Steve Salerno, the author and a journalism professor, objects ...

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The Hannity Mess

The Hannity Mess By Leonard Zwelling It is clear that Sean Hannity, the “sort of” news anchor for Fox News and advisor to President Trump had something to hide. We just don’t know what. Everyone who hires Michael Cohen as his or her “lawyer” has something to hide. That is by definition as he is ...

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Do Something—Or Not

Do Something—Or Not By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/opinion/trump-us-foreign-policy.html In a thoughtful opinion piece in The New York Times on Saturday, April 14, Emma Ashford of the Cato Institute points out that leadership has a bias toward doing things rather than not doing them. As an example she uses the latest bombing of Syrian targets by Mr. ...

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The Importance Of Being Adult

The Importance Of Being Adult By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-adults-wont-grow-up-nobody-will-1522970344 As I have so many times before, I lean on the wisdom of Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal of April 7-8. The column is called “If Adults Won’t Grow Up, Nobody Will” Ms. Noonan notes the critical role that adults play in a society ...

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Is Stormy The Last Straw?

Is Stormy The Last Straw? By Leonard Zwelling Many people who do not like the current occupant of the Oval Office have been talking about impeachment since President Trump was elected. As of now this has no chance of happening. The House of Representatives would have to issue articles of impeachment and that is not ...

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Trade

Trade By Leonard Zwelling Trade is the act of buying and selling goods and services. It is my understanding that we have a trade deficit with China. I think what that means is that we buy more stuff that they sell than they buy of what we sell. Does anyone do this “trading” for free? ...

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The Straight Line From Trump To The Teachers’ Strikes—And Back Again

The Straight Line From Trump To The Teachers’ Strikes—And Back Again By Leonard Zwelling Anyone who believes that the United States has the finest system of public school education in the world is delusional. Now that is being made manifest by the very people who know this the best—the teachers. Arizona, Kentucky, West Virginia and ...

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