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Man’s 4th Best Ho$pital

Man’s 4th Best Ho$pital By Leonard Zwelling For internists of a certain age, there is a book more important than any textbook of medicine ever was or will be. The age includes those who trained at academic medical centers in the 1960s and 1970s. The book is The House of God by Samuel Shem (real ...

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Witnesses And…

Witnesses And… By Leonard Zwelling The operative word in all politics today is AND. Joe Biden has the most experience and…. Bernie has the most loyal followers and… Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything and… The GOP will never convict Trump with 67 Senate votes and… It’s what comes next that matters. And no ...

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Image Manipulation: A Relatively New Form Of Research Misconduct

Image Manipulation: A Relatively New Form Of Research Misconduct By Leonard Zwelling https://forbetterscience.com/2020/01/20/the-wizard-men-curing-breast-cancer/ After blogging for these many years, I have found that I get ideas from many different sources. Admittedly, the news—print and electronic—is the most frequent source of inspiration, but sometimes it is emails from colleagues and readers. This is one such case. ...

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The Senate Is A Collection Of Weasels

The Senate Is A Collection Of Weasels By Leonard Zwelling The decision time is nearing. The Senate, and more importantly individual senators, will have to decide how they want to be remembered in history. Will they be footnotes and acquiesce to Donald Trump’s demands that he be declared innocent without a real trial or will ...

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Trump’s Defense Team: They Play Lawyers On TV And They Are Lawyers. Good Ones!

Trump’s Defense Team: They Play Lawyers On TV And They Are Lawyers. Good Ones! By Leonard Zwelling You have to give the guy credit. Where the rubber meets the road on the blue carpet of the Senate chamber, Mr. Trump will have TV stars defending him not the yahoos who tried to exonerate him unsuccessfully ...

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Assessing Trump: Is He Really That Bad?

Assessing Trump: Is He Really That Bad? By Leonard Zwelling More than a few erstwhile antagonists of The Donald have become a bit more supportive since his killing of Qassam Suleimani. It is very hard to make any kind of case that killing the terrorist leader was bad for America or, for that matter, the ...

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Cheating: Is It Part Of The American Culture?

Cheating: Is It Part Of The American Culture? By Leonard Zwelling The twenty-four hours from Sunday late afternoon, January 12 to Monday, late afternoon, January 13 may have been the worst day in Houston sports history. On Sunday, the Houston Texans took a 24-point lead into the second quarter of a playoff game in Kansas ...

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Lies Are Easier To Perpetrate Than Is The Truth And Why That’s A Problem Now

Lies Are Easier To Perpetrate Than Is The Truth And Why That’s A Problem Now By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-century-of-the-postheroic-presidency-11577404588 In The Wall Street Journal on Saturday, December 28, Peggy Noonan wrote about when the leadership of America came off the rails—when character and honesty no longer mattered. She lays the blame at the feet of ...

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Trump’s Speech On Iran: January 8, 2020-Did Iran Blink?

Trump’s Speech On Iran: January 8, 2020-Did Iran Blink? By Leonard Zwelling Emerging from the heavenly light in the White House , President Trump descended from his throne to let us know what he is going to do about the perennial mischief-maker in the Middle East, Iran. He was surrounded by Holy Hosts wearing dark ...

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