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No One Wants To Be A Ref Any More And Why Should They?

No One Wants To Be A Ref Any More And Why Should They? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-lewis-makes-boring-stuff-interesting-11558098125?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 I am finishing up the seven-part Podcast hosted by author Michael Lewis called Against The Rules. It discusses in a number of areas the decline of the relationship between the refs and those reffed. There is far more ...

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Pain And The Jewish All-Stars

Pain And The Jewish All-Stars By Leonard Zwelling I remember not so long ago when the word about the Houston Astros was that you could make an all-star team out of their ex-players, mostly erroneously traded away. This is obviously no longer the case. In fact, the players from other teams are now helping the ...

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Regression Revisited

Regression Revisited By Leonard Zwelling http://lenzwelling.blogspot.com/2015/02/regression-to-mean-in-oz.html In February of 2015, I wrote this blog about regression to the mean. This is the statistical phenomenon that describes what happens when you test a large number of people for a trait and get a mean, standard deviation and Gaussian distribution. IQ is a good example. But if ...

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Order

Order By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-missing-order-in-american-politics-11557443675 In foreign policy, there is an order to things. You have to decide what the future should look like and then how to get there. During a training session on internal communications, the specialist training the president of MD Anderson, his wife and me that Saturday many years ago conveyed ...

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Could It Be Done Through The ACA?-A Different Route To Universal Coverage

Could It Be Done Through The ACA?-A Different Route To Universal Coverage By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1901532 In The New England Journal of Medicine on May 2, Fiedler et al outline a new plan to cover the 9% of the population that is still without health insurance after the ACA was fully implemented. This article is ...

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I’m Losing Blog Readers, But That’s OK

I’m Losing Blog Readers, But That’s OK By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/opinion/sunday/mueller-barr-dowd.html On Sunday May 5, Maureen Dowd published this column about the difference between fair and fair. Huh? No wonder you’re losing readers, Len. What she means is that sometimes, people in positions of great power wield that power ineffectively by leaning over backwards trying ...

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For A Good DQ, Everyone Has To Know The Rules

For A Good DQ, Everyone Has To Know The Rules By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-vs-the-horses-derby-debate-goes-presidential-11557143530 If you watched the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4, you were treated to a once in a century event. The horse that finished first did not win. Maximum Security, a 4 to 1 shot at post time, was the clear ...

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Why I Can No Longer Be A Democrat (And Could Never Be A Republican)

Why I Can No Longer Be A Democrat (And Could Never Be A Republican) By Leonard Zwelling I have a real problem with the new breed of left-wing socialists that are coming to dominate the discussion in the Democratic Party. Ilhan Omar is once again in hot water because of insensitive remarks she has made. ...

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The James Comey Op-Ed In The New York Times: Narcissism Is Not A Victimless Crime

The James Comey Op-Ed In The New York Times: Narcissism Is Not A Victimless Crime By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/opinion/william-barr-testimony.html I have tried to express the thoughts that James Comey has so eloquently in this opinion piece in the New York Times on May 2. What Comey was trying to explain is straight forward, but difficult ...

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Oversight: The Best Weapon Against Mischief, Crime, and Discrimination

Oversight: The Best Weapon Against Mischief, Crime, and Discrimination By Leonard Zwelling Everyone needs a boss, a set of extra eyes and ears–oversight. There is a major wrestling match occurring even as we speak between the executive and legislative branches of the federal government as to how much oversight the Congress can exert over the ...

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