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Institutional Stories

Institutional Stories By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opinion/sunday/americas-war-of-stories.html Tim Kreider wrote a very thoughtful op-ed piece in The New York Times on Sunday, February 10. In essence it was about “America’s War Of Stories” or the competing beliefs/truths/facts that are circulating through the Internet and influencing the way people perceive their neighbors and their country. It should ...

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What Constitutes A Real Crisis

What Constitutes A Real Crisis By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-trump-handle-a-foreign-crisis-11549583825 https://www.wsj.com/articles/bezos-vs-the-enquirer-could-be-a-watershed-11549667933 The two op-eds in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal couldn’t have been more different (February 9). In the first the stalwart Peggy Noonan makes a great case for the luck of the Trump team in not having to face a true foreign crisis in its first ...

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The Real MTP Story: From The Inside

The Real MTP Story: From The Inside By Leonard Zwelling I was a witness to scientific history. Someday, that history will be written in the textbooks. But not yet. https://wapo.st/2N5R1vl?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.a80e4c108e38 As this perceptive op-ed from The Washington Post demonstrates, muramyl tri-peptide encapsulated in a lipid delivery vehicle (liposome) is an immunostimulant that activates macrophages to ...

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Matthew Whitaker: Trump’s Wall

Matthew Whitaker: Trump’s Wall By Leonard Zwelling Spending one of your last days on a job being grilled by members of Congress can’t be fun. And, it didn’t look like much fun for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on February 8, BUT he prevailed. He really said nothing new besides the fact that he was ...

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After SOTU: The Country Is Still Divided

After SOTU: The Country Is Still Divided By Leonard Zwelling At 7 PM Eastern Time on February 5, I was in heaven. At least the heaven on Earth known as Cameron Indoor Stadium on the campus of Duke University for the tip-off of the basketball game between Boston College and the Duke Blue Devils. My ...

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After SOTU: The Country Is Still Divided By Leonard Zwelling At 7 PM Eastern Time on February 5, I was in heaven. At least the heaven on Earth known as Cameron Indoor Stadium on the campus of Duke University for the tip-off of the basketball game between Boston College and the Duke Blue Devils. My ...

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Two Problem Children Who Want To Be In Leadership Roles

Two Problem Children Who Want To Be In Leadership Roles By Leonard Zwelling This is not about Donald Trump. Mr. Trump already is a leader, regrettably. No, here I am talking about Ralph Northam, the current Governor of Virginia, for one and Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks who is contemplating a third-party run for ...

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Furies

Furies By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/opinion/sunday/trump-ocasio-cortez-dowd.html “Attention must be paid.” That’s from Arthur Miller’s The Death of a Salesman, but perhaps it has started to be the watchword of the new Congress with over 100 female members. They will not go unheard this time. As Maureen Dowd in The NY Times, (January 19) points out, led ...

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Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Back The Palestinian Cause Today?

Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Back The Palestinian Cause Today? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/opinion/sunday/martin-luther-king-palestine-israel.html The civil rights lawyer and New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander speculates that he would in the above piece from January 19. She makes a good case. King was out in front of many with his criticism of the Vietnam War ...

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Something To Think About

Something To Think About By Leonard Zwelling https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/28/health/duke-professor-warns-chinese-students-speak-english-trnd/index.html That was the subject line of the email sent to first and second year biostatistics grad students by the Director of the Masters Program at Duke Medical School, Megan Neely. The email was a warning to Chinese students to speak English 100% of the time during their ...

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