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Even Trump’s Government Admits Climate Change Is Real

Even Trump’s Government Admits Climate Change Is Real By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/climate/us-climate-report.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage At 2 PM on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the federal government released the congressionally mandated report on climate change. To sum it up, we’re in a lot of trouble. If drastic steps are not taken quickly, the United States and its economy will ...

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Is Trump Right On Saudi Arabia? Is MBS Our SOB?

Is Trump Right On Saudi Arabia? Is MBS Our SOB? By Leonard Zwelling In his statement of November 20, reprinted in the Wall Street Journal the following day, the president made it clear that while he does admit that the leadership of Saudi Arabia might have been involved with the murder and dismemberment of the ...

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Will The Democrats Develop A Health Care Plan For 2020?

Will The Democrats Develop A Health Care Plan For 2020? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/17/opinion/sunday/democrats-aca-medicaid-exchanges.html In The NY Times of Sunday, November 18, Harold Pollack, a professor at the University of Chicago, wrote a piece about the need for planning on the part of the Democrats if they wish to win the White House in 2020. ...

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Predicting What Will be Good On Broadway—Impossible

Predicting What Will be Good On Broadway—Impossible By Leonard Zwelling Friday, November 16 in Manhattan and the snow is just starting to melt as the precipitation is supplanted by icy winds and temps in the thirties. This is not perfect weather to walk in the city, but walk we did. The next great shopping waltz ...

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Snow In New York City In November

Snow In New York City In November By Leonard Zwelling The BW and I made our annual trip to the Big Apple, mostly to see Bryan Cranston in Network. That’s tomorrow, November 16. Today is our first day in Midtown and it starts to snow. And I don’t mean flurries. This was real stick on ...

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Melania Flexes Her Muscles

Melania Flexes Her Muscles By Leonard Zwelling No one voted for her. The ex-model naturalized American who is the third wife of the current occupant of the Oval Office has decided to raise her public profile. Apparently, upset with the way her staff was being treated, she is calling for the ouster of Mira Ricardel ...

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Gratitude: Reunion ’18 for MD ’73—The Only Logical Response

Gratitude: Reunion ’18 for MD ’73—The Only Logical Response By Leonard Zwelling It’s a tradition at Duke Medical School. Every five years the flock migrates back to the nest in Durham, North Carolina on the second weekend of November for Medical Alumni Weekend. This year it was my 45th. My turn. In surveying the other ...

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Why A Liberal Can’t Beat Trump

Why A Liberal Can’t Beat Trump By Leonard Zwelling In 2008, when a pretty liberal guy, Barack Obama, ascended to the presidency, we were a different country. America was reeling from the real estate crisis and the bottom having fallen out of the markets taking Lehman Brothers with it. The Republicans in charge of the ...

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Good News In The NY Times

Good News In The NY Times By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/opinion/swartz-beto-cruz-texas.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/opinion/iran-saudi-arabia-thelma-louise.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion-columnists https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/opinion/james-comey-election-trump.html It’s the morning after Election Day and for those who had hoped that somehow Beto O’ Rourke could upset Ted Cruz for a seat in the U. S. Senate, it’s not sunny. But as the first of the links from Mimi Swartz suggests, ...

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The True America

The True America By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-reason-they-hate-trump-1540148467 David Gelernter is a computer science professor at Yale. He wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on October 22 called “The Real Reason They Hate Trump.” To summarize, the elite and intellectual of America, most of whom do not support the president or his agenda, look ...

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