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Because They Can

Because They Can By Leonard Zwelling When bad things are happening, reasonable people seek to understand why. Today there is much to question. Why is Donald Trump, a clear racist and misogynist, still in the White House? Why will members of his own Republican Party, the party that opposed slavery, sit silently by and tolerate ...

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The Chinese Dilemma Revisited

The Chinese Dilemma Revisited By Leonard Zwelling Two articles in the July 5 issue of Science Magazine go a long way toward explaining the quandary that American academia is in with regard to the competing forces of the need for foreign graduate students, post-docs, and faculty, including people from China, and the need to secure ...

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Mueller’s Testimony: No One Cares

Mueller’s Testimony: No One Cares By Leonard Zwelling It is now beyond apparent that the way to get the American public focused on an issue is not to have a two-year investigation of that issue followed by the publication of a thick redacted report that comes to no meaningful conclusions. Throughout the hearings on Wednesday, ...

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The Race For President 2020

The Race For President 2020 By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/opinion/trump-2020.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/public-option-kills-private-insurance-11563309118?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1 The Republican strategy for pursuing the re-election of Donald Trump is being formulated by Donald Trump himself. It’s pretty much the one Richard Nixon used to win in 1972. First, any real American supports Nixon. Second, a real American does not criticize the United States ...

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The Moon Plus Fifty Years

The Moon Plus Fifty Years By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/science/apollo-moon-space.html It is more than likely that more people who read this blog were not alive when the moon landing occurred fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, than were. I was about to turn 21. I watched Neil Armstrong descend to the lunar surface on a ...

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Fear: Trumping Stupidity As The Most Powerful Force In The Universe

Fear: Trumping Stupidity As The Most Powerful Force In The Universe By Leonard Zwelling According to the Internet, Roland Barthes first said “stupidity is the most powerful force in the universe.” I must admit I had come to believe this to be the case as so much of what moves populations and the fate of ...

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Getting It Right The First Time: Is That Professionalism?

Getting It Right The First Time: Is That Professionalism? By Leonard Zwelling There may be nothing more challenging than handling a home crisis of the infrastructure kind at a distance, but on Friday, July 5, that was my fate. I was on vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico when I learned that two large problems ...

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Making Things Greater

Making Things Greater By Leonard Zwelling Even in Manhattan, I saw the MAGA hats starting to sprout. We must be getting close to 2020 and another election season. It also must mean that Mr. Trump’s announcement that kicked-off his re-election bid has been heard by his followers and they are breaking out the old gear. ...

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Yesterday

Yesterday By Leonard Zwelling This is not a movie review. I will not be outlining the full plot of this excellent film. I will not be talking about the performances or the actors or the director. I want to talk about two things. First, what this film is really about is what the world would ...

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