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The Enemy Of The People

The Enemy Of The People By Leonard Zwelling This is how President Trump baits the press. He says the press is anti-American. They print “fake news.” They are liars and deceivers and only his friends on Fox have a corner on truth. How dangerous is this? Very. On Nicole Wallace’s MSNBC show, a guest noted ...

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If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead By Leonard Zwelling Usually, this blog doesn’t delve too deeply into areas of foreign affairs. When it has, it has usually focused on matters involving the State of Israel, a subject near and dear to my heart. This is a departure, but does tangentially touch on matters in play in ...

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Why Not The Best?

Why Not The Best? By Leonard Zwelling I really do not understand. Why are we in America settling for mediocrity? This is the United States. We are supposed to be pursuing the best. Yet here we are after weeks of debate and rancor over the latest Supreme Court nomination and now confirmation having installed in ...

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Erasing Doubt

Erasing Doubt By Leonard Zwelling This is hard to do with any critical decision. There is always buyer’s remorse and cognitive dissonance when a big decision is finally made. At least there often seems to be. That Dr. Ford is 100% sure that Brett Kavanaugh attacked her 36 years ago and he is 100% sure ...

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The Fix Was Always In: Isn’t It Always That Way?

The Fix Was Always In: Isn’t It Always That Way? By Leonard Zwelling No matter how the deliberations and voting go over the fitness of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court, the outcome was probably never in doubt. From the early reports coming out of Washington on Thursday, it appears as though the ...

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Conflicts And Cancer Centers

Conflicts And Cancer Centers By Leonard Zwelling The spotlight has been on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the fall of its chief medical officer Jose Baselga, but my bet is that this could have been any major cancer center and another executive or professor on the faculty. There simply is insufficient discipline over the ...

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Temperament

Temperament By Leonard Zwelling Grouchy. That’s what my kids would say about my temperament. And they would probably be right. It’s kind of the way I am and that’s the point, because there are two aspects to temperament. The first is the one you show the world (which is not necessarily the one you show ...

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Terrified vs. Belligerent: Dr. Ford vs. Judge Kavanaugh

Terrified vs. Belligerent: Dr. Ford vs. Judge Kavanaugh By Leonard Zwelling Late Thursday, September 27, as I write this blog, we learned that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting tomorrow on the fitness of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a place on the Supreme Court. That fact would not have been big news a few ...

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What To Do In A Massacre

What To Do In A Massacre By Leonard Zwelling In September of 1973, President Richard Nixon wanted Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox fired. Cox had been looking into the matter of the Watergate break-in and the associated crimes. He had subpoenaed the tapes Nixon had secretly made in the Oval Office and Nixon wanted the activity ...

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Sloan Kettering, INC

Sloan Kettering, INC By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/health/memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-paige-ai.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront On the front page of the NY Times on September 21, 2018, Memorial Sloan-Kettering was again outed by the Times and ProPublica. This time it was for forming a company that will use the images of the pathology specimens accumulated over the years to analyze with artificial intelligence. ...

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