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The Hannity Mess

The Hannity Mess By Leonard Zwelling It is clear that Sean Hannity, the “sort of” news anchor for Fox News and advisor to President Trump had something to hide. We just don’t know what. Everyone who hires Michael Cohen as his or her “lawyer” has something to hide. That is by definition as he is ...

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Do Something—Or Not

Do Something—Or Not By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/opinion/trump-us-foreign-policy.html In a thoughtful opinion piece in The New York Times on Saturday, April 14, Emma Ashford of the Cato Institute points out that leadership has a bias toward doing things rather than not doing them. As an example she uses the latest bombing of Syrian targets by Mr. ...

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The Importance Of Being Adult

The Importance Of Being Adult By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-adults-wont-grow-up-nobody-will-1522970344 As I have so many times before, I lean on the wisdom of Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal of April 7-8. The column is called “If Adults Won’t Grow Up, Nobody Will” Ms. Noonan notes the critical role that adults play in a society ...

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Is Stormy The Last Straw?

Is Stormy The Last Straw? By Leonard Zwelling Many people who do not like the current occupant of the Oval Office have been talking about impeachment since President Trump was elected. As of now this has no chance of happening. The House of Representatives would have to issue articles of impeachment and that is not ...

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Trade

Trade By Leonard Zwelling Trade is the act of buying and selling goods and services. It is my understanding that we have a trade deficit with China. I think what that means is that we buy more stuff that they sell than they buy of what we sell. Does anyone do this “trading” for free? ...

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The Straight Line From Trump To The Teachers’ Strikes—And Back Again

The Straight Line From Trump To The Teachers’ Strikes—And Back Again By Leonard Zwelling Anyone who believes that the United States has the finest system of public school education in the world is delusional. Now that is being made manifest by the very people who know this the best—the teachers. Arizona, Kentucky, West Virginia and ...

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The Right To Try

The Right To Try By Leonard Zwelling Let’s start with the obvious. There is no right for a sick person to have access to experimental therapy. There just isn’t. Nor should there be. Clinical trials are an experimental endeavor in which the federal government exerts its regulatory authority to protect the public from unscrupulous people ...

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The One Thousandth Blog

The One Thousandth Blog By Leonard Zwelling Whether the count is accurate or not, the statistics section on my web page counter is indicating this is number 1000. I am not at all sure of the significance of that, but it does boggle my mind. The blog has had over 1 million two hundred thousand ...

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Technological and Social Media Overreach: The Robo-Rabbi Call

Technological and Social Media Overreach: The Robo-Rabbi Call By Leonard Zwelling I have been blessed with many great teachers. I have met most of them although some I have met only through books or film or audio recordings. I did go to a retreat with the great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh many years ago. ...

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