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1942

1942: Worse Than 2020 By Leonard Zwelling          A big thank you to one of my favorite columnists, George Will, for pointing out this forgotten bit of American history. There have been worse times for the country than now. I always think of 1968. He went back a bit further—to 1942.          Obviously, on New ...

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Our Mess, Part 2

Our Mess, Part 2 By Leonard Zwelling       Never have I received responses to a blog like I did after the one on Monday, July 27 entitled Our Mess.  Not only did I get responses, they were all over the place from castigating me for supporting the viewpoint of Heather Mac Donald to full throated ...

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Our Mess

Our Mess By Leonard Zwelling          This article was sent to me by a blog reader and it is a must-read itself.          It was written by Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute. She has a BA, an MA and a Stanford law degree. She is a prolific author and one of the straightest ...

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The Virus, The Excuse

The Virus As The Excuse By Leonard Zwelling          Matthew Hennessey makes some really good points in his Wall Street Journal op-ed on Saturday, July 18.          The coronavirus and our response to it will change everything.          Here are some of the things he says will be forever altered.          China’s plague on the ...

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Nothing Vs. Trump

Nothing Vs. Trump By Leonard Zwelling          To me Joe Biden is like an old suit. He is frayed around the edges, shows extreme signs of wear, and doesn’t exactly fit the moment. Among the contenders for the Democratic nomination for President, he was one of the least attractive. His sell by date is in ...

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Stone Cold Corrupt

Stone Cold Corrupt By Leonard Zwelling        You don’t have to be a Democrat to be enraged at President Trump’s commutation of the 40-month jail term of his long-time friend and political ally Roger Stone. Mr. Stone was convicted by a jury of seven felonies including lying and witness tampering. He’s obviously a bad guy ...

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Paris

We’ll Always Have Paris—But Not Right Now By Leonard Zwelling          After President Trump successfully ran on a platform aimed at keeping foreigners out of the United States, it is truly ironic that his decision-making surrounding the coronavirus has now led to Americans being kept out of Europe. Rwandans are welcomed in Europe. Americans are ...

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Jaws

Jaws: The Shark Was The Monster, But Not The Villain By Leonard Zwelling          It has been 45 years since it was safe to go into the water.          But as Jennifer Weiner pointed out in The New York Times on July 8, the shark was not the villain. The shark was just being a ...

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Two States? Too Late

Two States? Too Late. By Leonard Zwelling          Peter Beinart, a professor of journalism and political science at the Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY and an editor of Jewish Currents writes in The New York Times an opinion that I have shared for a number of years—at least since my last trip to Israel. ...

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Sad

Sad By Leonard Zwelling          I know depression. First hand. You know the real thing—requiring drug therapy and all the rest. I managed to avoid ECT, but believe me, I know depression. Today, I am not depressed. I’m sad.          I am not full of emptiness as much as full of sorrow. What has happened ...

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