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Can Israel Snap Out Of It?

Can Israel Snap Out Of It? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/opinion/israel-rockets-election.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage This editorial in The New York Times does a great job of outlining the dilemma facing the nation of Israel today. To be brief, it does not have a working government and hasn’t has had one for close to a year. It has had two ...

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The Irishman: Redemption Through A Crack In The Door

The Irishman: Redemption Through A Crack In The Door By Leonard Zwelling Martin Scorsese makes movies about gangsters. He also makes movies about real people, including Jesus (The Last Temptation of Christ). Some of his best movies are about real people who happen to be gangsters. The Irishman is such a film. It’s not good. ...

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It No Longer Matters What Happened. It’s Only Whether Anyone Cares

It No Longer Matters What Happened. It’s Only Whether Anyone Cares By Leonard Zwelling The grinding hearing before the House Intelligence Committee was anything but must-see TV. It was a bore. I’m glad it’s over, if it’s over. There are many left worth questioning, but they are all among the unwilling. Pompeo, Bolten, Pence and ...

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The Fourth Core Value: Accountability

The Fourth Core Value: Accountability By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/MD-Anderson-patient-feds-reported-dead-is-still-14828742.php Apparently there was a mistake. One of the two patients that MD Anderson reported to CMS as having died is actually alive and still under treatment. According to Todd Ackerman’s article, the mistake was based on an error in reporting to CMS by MD Anderson. Apparently, ...

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The Outrage Of The Second Slide

The Outrage Of The Second Slide By Leonard Zwelling As a previous blog has noted, I took the time to hear a few of the presentations at the CTOS meeting in Japan in mid-November. Along with the success that some are having in treating aggressive sarcomas, the frustration of facing the limited additional progress that ...

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The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology

The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology By Leonard Zwelling When it comes to clinical research in oncology, I am pretty well out of it. It’s been twelve years since I oversaw any piece of research administration and 15 since I was running the infrastructure for clinical research at Anderson. My last ...

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Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye?

Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/health/cancer-drugs-proteins.html?searchResultPosition=1 It was a small article in the Science section of Tuesday’s New York Times (September 17) by Carl Zimmer. He makes note of how some scientists are learning that what they thought were important gene targets in cancer cells may be ...

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Reckoning

Reckoning By Leonard Zwelling At some point in the future, distant though it may be and after I leave this mortal coil, the current crop of Republicans in the House and Senate are going to have to answer for their disloyalty to their oath of office in 2019. At least many of them will. Mitt ...

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I Like Mike: Bloomberg In 2020

I Like Mike: Bloomberg In 2020 By Leonard Zwelling As readers of this blog will know, YFB (your favorite blogger) has not been happy with the way that the 2020 race for president has been shaping up. It turns out that despite what recent polls suggest, there are others who aren’t entirely happy with the ...

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The Warren Problem

The Warren Problem By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/03/opinion/warren-medicare-for-all-2020.html https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/opinion/elizabeth-warrens-health-care-albatross.html?searchResultPosition=1 These opinion pieces and a lot more in The New York Times on Sunday November 3, Monday November 4, and since paint a clear picture of the problem Elizabeth Warren faces if she is the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in 2020. This has all come ...

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