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Why Netanyahu Keeps Winning

Why Netanyahu Keeps Winning By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/opinion/israel-election-netanyahu.html Matti Friedman says a lot in his editorial in The New York Times on Monday, September 9. He talks about the unspoken reason Israelis keep returning Mr. Netanyahu to the prime minister’s office year after year and may well do it again on September 17. In a ...

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Leaders As Media Stars: The New Normal Thanks To Donald Trump

Leaders As Media Stars: The New Normal Thanks To Donald Trump By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/opinion/sunday/trump-reality-tv.html?searchResultPosition=4 John F. Kennedy was the first TV star president. Until the photogenic young leader held those memorable press conferences filled with his singular good humor, no one had ever seen a President of the United States seem like another human ...

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The Loudest Voice

The Loudest Voice By Leonard Zwelling He was Trump before there was Trump. He understood the power of the media and he also understood that most mainstream media was not speaking to a large portion of the American people. He was Roger Ailes and he invented Fox News. The Showtime original seven-part miniseries The Loudest ...

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Getting To Character

Getting To Character By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/opinion/jim-mattis-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage David Brooks has written an insightful column in The New York Times (AUG 30) about Jim Mattis, the former Secretary of Defense under Donald Trump. General Mattis is a U.S. Marine and adheres to the behavior so characteristic of Marines–sacrifice, devotion to duty and country, and a bit ...

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“You Should Have A Fulfilling Career”

“You Should Have A Fulfilling Career” By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/magazine/venus-williams-tennis.html The article in The New York Times Magazine on August 25 was about Venus Williams and whether or not she gets the full credit she deserves as a trailblazer in women’s sports when her sister Serena’s accomplishments have eclipsed hers. But the title quote is ...

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Why Hong Kong Matters

Why Hong Kong Matters By Leonard Zwelling https://www.tripsavvy.com/democracy-press-and-freedom-in-the-hong-kong-sar-1535635 If you visited Hong Kong, at least until recently, you would discover a very cosmopolitan city, rampant with capitalism. The streets are filled with people from Mainland China wheeling suitcases that they are filling with goods that they are buying in Hong Kong on day trips. These ...