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Being Jewish In 2018 America

Being Jewish In 2018 America By Leonard Zwelling I would have thought that by the time I turned 70, this would be getting easier. It doesn’t seem to be. I am of the generation that was regaled with stories about knocks on the door in the middle of the night. My parents were brought up ...

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Even This Is Not Enough To Engender Leadership

Even This Is Not Enough To Engender Leadership By Leonard Zwelling In her weekly column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, October 27, (“Defuse America’s Explosive Politics”), Peggy Noonan lays the blame on both sides. And she’s right. While there can be little doubt that Mr. Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric tips the nuts over into ...

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Bombs: Mr. Trump, Own Your Role In The Terrorist Threat

Bombs: Mr. Trump, Own Your Role In The Terrorist Threat By Leonard Zwelling It’s all very nice that the president acknowledges that bombs in people’s mailboxes are bad. It rings hollow, however, when those people potentially victimized by the bombs were all people he named in his speeches as his enemies or those he derides ...

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Mobile, Rooted, Stuck

Mobile, Rooted, Stuck By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/politics-cant-solve-our-political-problems-1539364986?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 Ben Sasse is the Republican junior senator from Nebraska. He is frequently mentioned as a future presidential hopeful. He has written a new book called Them: Why We Hate Each Other—And How To Heal. It was excerpted in The Wall Street Journal (see link) on October 13, just ...

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Mob Rule

Mob Rule By Leonard Zwelling Agent Orange has done it again. He is now calling the Democrats a collective name. Where once each political opponent had his or her own nickname, now the entire Blue Team is “the mob.” Mr. Trump has made the mid-term elections all about him. A vote for (fill in your ...

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Our Friends—For Purchase

Our Friends—For Purchase By Leonard Zwelling Money can’t buy you happiness, it is said, but it can buy you friends. It is buying the Saudis friends in the White House including the crown prince of Trumpdom, Jared Kushner. At this point, there is little doubt that a Saudi Arabian hit squad, consisting at least in ...

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Why MD Anderson Should Be The Least Likely Place For Physician Burnout

Why MD Anderson Should Be The Least Likely Place For Physician Burnout By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/magazine/for-doctors-delving-deeper-as-a-way-to-avoid-burnout.html Siddhartha Mukherjee is both prolific and insightful. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, the biography of cancer, has written another great piece in The New York Times Magazine of October 14, 2018 called “As the ...

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The Enemy Of The People

The Enemy Of The People By Leonard Zwelling This is how President Trump baits the press. He says the press is anti-American. They print “fake news.” They are liars and deceivers and only his friends on Fox have a corner on truth. How dangerous is this? Very. On Nicole Wallace’s MSNBC show, a guest noted ...

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If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead By Leonard Zwelling Usually, this blog doesn’t delve too deeply into areas of foreign affairs. When it has, it has usually focused on matters involving the State of Israel, a subject near and dear to my heart. This is a departure, but does tangentially touch on matters in play in ...

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Why Not The Best?

Why Not The Best? By Leonard Zwelling I really do not understand. Why are we in America settling for mediocrity? This is the United States. We are supposed to be pursuing the best. Yet here we are after weeks of debate and rancor over the latest Supreme Court nomination and now confirmation having installed in ...

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