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Is There A Winning Choice?

Is There A Winning Choice? By Leonard Zwelling So, who would you run against Donald Trump? A good and fair question. The choices seem both vast and varied, male and female, black and white, gay and straight, east and west, north and south. That’s not the question. If life is like a box of chocolates—and ...

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A Critical Moment For America

A Critical Moment For America By Leonard Zwelling Sometimes, in fact most times, a particular inflection point in history can only be perceived in retrospect. When was the critical time that the arc of history changed? When was it clear that the South would secede from the United States? When did Hitler make a mistake, ...

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Enough Guns

Enough Guns By Leonard Zwelling I feel like we’ve been here before. Two mass shootings over one weekend have once again raised the issue of when will enough be enough to get Congress to do something about gun violence in the United States. Clearly, we haven’t yet reached the tipping point as the President of ...

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Trust And Relationships As The Way To Improve Health Care

Trust And Relationships As The Way To Improve Health Care By Leonard Zwelling Early in my fellowship on Capitol Hill, I was taught the four P’s of life in DC—policy, process, politics and personality—in ascending order of importance. Every congressional office knew what it believed proper policy was. The policies of my Democratic heritage were ...

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Why Choose?

Why Choose? By Leonard Zwelling We are older. The end is closer than the beginning. Life provides fewer choices, but when it does, we have to make them, right? Who says so? One of the things that the BW (aka Coach K) and I like to do when we make our semi-annual trips to Manhattan ...

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Having The Tickets Vs. Learning On The Job

Having The Tickets Vs. Learning On The Job By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/us/politics/trump-ratcliffe-national-intelligence.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage President Trump was to nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to replace former Senator Dan Coates as Director of National Intelligence. (Then again, as of this writing, he is going to withdraw the name and pick someone else). This is the job of ...

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Enough

Enough By Leonard Zwelling That word has several meanings. It can mean you have reached your limit. “You’ve had enough.” “You’re mad as hell and won’t take it any more.” I hear you. Many Americans in 2016 had had enough of politics as usual. They didn’t think that either mainstream party was advocating for them. ...