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Do Investigations Into The Past Matter?

Do Investigations Into The Past Matter? By Leonard Zwelling It seems that the more we investigate misdeeds, the fewer miscreants actually go to jail. It seems that way, but the Mueller probe suggests that this conclusion has its exceptions. Already five people including a former National Security Advisor have pleaded guilty and over 30 people ...

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Trump Doesn’t Understand What Money Is

Trump Doesn’t Understand What Money Is By Leonard Zwelling In a truly tasteless and tactless ploy to retain the support of his Midwest farming Trumpees, Donald Trump will use a fund that was established 85 years ago to protect farmers from natural disasters to offset the effect of the disaster that his tariff war is ...

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Who Needs Enemies With Friends Like Michael Cohen?

Who Needs Enemies With Friends Like Michael Cohen? By Leonard Zwelling Trump takes strange bedfellows. From Stormy Daniels to his latest Playboy model Karen McDougal, Mr. Trump certainly has a way with women. And apparently with men too. No, not like that. He can’t seem to develop a business relationship with guys that doesn’t blow ...

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70

70 By Leonard Zwelling Time flies when you’re having fun. That has got to be the explanation for the fact that on Sunday, July 22, I turned 70 years old. The party was a great one put on by my wife, kids and daughter-in-law at a brewery (where else?). That took place the week before. ...

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President Or King: Which Have We Got?

President Or King: Which Have We Got? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/trump-and-the-return-of-divine-right.html David Armitage is a professor of history at Harvard. In his opinion piece in the NY Times on July 14, he makes note of the kingly powers retained in the Constitution for the President of the United States. Chief among these powers is that ...

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Denial and Appeasement

Denial and Appeasement By Leonard Zwelling The news conference was shocking even if Mr. Trump is trying to walk it all back reading from notes today. The President of the United States (I know, it’s still shocking that the title belongs to Donald Trump) stood side by side with the President of Russia and claimed ...

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Real Witches By Leonard Zwelling Mr. Trump has called the Mueller investigation a witch hunt as recently as his press conference on July 13 with Theresa May. I guess he must be right because yet again, Mr. Mueller’s team has turned up some real witches. The count of indictments is over 30 and several have ...

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Do You Need To Withstand Poor Leadership To Get To Good Leadership?

Do You Need To Withstand Poor Leadership To Get To Good Leadership? By Leonard Zwelling By any measure, the United States is being poorly led. The current president is a loose cannon of no particular philosophy beyond the self-serving. He is alienating our friends and befriending our former enemies and in this process he is ...

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First—Win!

First—Win! By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/us/politics/democrats-supreme-court-nominee.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news While I write this on July 8, it will be posted after the president announces his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy generated by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. No matter who that person is, we know that there will be some sort of fight during the confirmation process ...

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Why A Woman’s Right To Choose Is Still Under Attack

Why A Woman’s Right To Choose Is Still Under Attack By Leonard Zwelling The easy answer is that men don’t get it. But there are many, many women in the Pro-Life movement who agree with those on the right who believe that abortion is murder and it must be outlawed. The reason this is such ...

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