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Balance

Balance: Have We Lost It? By Leonard Zwelling          It’s August 26. There’s a massive hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico threatening the Texas and Louisiana coast. The coronavirus is still a threat to many Americans. Over 178,000 have died as of this writing. While the stock market may be doing fine, many Americans are ...

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In The End

In The End, It’s A Referendum on Trump. Vote Accordingly By Leonard Zwelling          Any time an incumbent president seeks a second term, the main issue of that campaign is the quality of the job the incumbent has done. This is as it should be. It gives the people their chance to weigh in on ...

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New GOP Vs. Old Dems

The New Trump Republicans vs. The Old Biden Democrats By Leonard Zwelling          For most of my life, I have been surrounded by Democrats. My parents were Democrats even as Ike kept winning elections in the 1950s. Kennedy and Johnson were both considered successful presidents in the mid-1960s. It was only later in my life ...

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Socialism

Socialism By Leonard Zwelling          I have been getting hammered by my conservative friends on a host of issues. First, they resent the fact that I do not show enough deference to the current occupant of the Oval Office. He may be a despicable human being, they admit, but he is the president, they aver. ...

3 mins

Israel And UAE

Israel And The UAE: A Debt To Trump Repaid By Leonard Zwelling          In a bit of good news, The New York Times rushed out an article on Thursday morning, August 13 that announced the signing of a series of bilateral agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This caught the diplomatic world by ...

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Adults In Charge

What If The Adults Had Been In Charge? By Leonard Zwelling          At this point, if there is one thing that both Democrats and Republicans can agree upon is that the response to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been mediocre, at best. Our infection rate is high. Our death ...

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Covid Break

A Covid Break In Ohio By Leonard Zwelling          Twenty-three consecutive weeks in Houston. It was a record for me. One hundred sixty-one consecutive days without being on an airplane. I think that’s a record, too. We had flown into Bush Intercontinental on February 29, 2020 from Palm Springs as the news of the coronavirus ...

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Negligence

The Common Factor: Coronavirus And The Beirut Explosion–Negligence By Leonard Zwelling          Back and forth. The arguments come to me through my email and on the blog. It’s all Trump’s fault. Biden is senile and would be a disaster. The coronavirus is just a bad flu year and we should have kept everything open. No, ...

6 mins

Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture, Wokeness and Revenge Of The Left By Leonard Zwelling          Lance Morrow writes about the rise of the new cancel culture and wokeness on the left of the political spectrum in The Wall Street Journal on August 3. It is a subject that I have been wrestling with for a number of months ...

4 mins

Gold

Gold By Leonard Zwelling          There is a compelling new sports documentary on HBO called “The Weight of Gold.” It is narrated by super-Olympian Michael Phelps who is also an executive producer. It was directed by Brett Rapkin. Its story is a simple one and a horrible one all at once. It is that the ...

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