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The Anti-Semitism On College Campuses And Duke’s Tepid Response To It

The Anti-Semitism On College Campuses And Duke’s Tepid Response To It By Leonard Zwelling I received this video from a college friend. He was the second person to send it to me. The first was a highly respected rabbi in the Houston community. What the heck is going on at Duke? For some of us ...

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Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa By Leonard Zwelling In a recent blog called “Fighting Evil” (April 15), I touched upon three large themes. The first was about how I thought that those who have served evil leaders need to be held accountable for their deeds in service to that leader and not be rewarded with good jobs and ...

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Fighting Evil: You Do What You Can

Fighting Evil: You Do What You Can By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/opinion/kirstjen-nielsen-family-separation-trump.html In a country led by a man like Donald Trump, it is very difficult to be hopeful. This is all the more true when watching the Democrats try to sort themselves out to identify the one among them who can successfully challenge Trump. That ...

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FAIR: The Four-Letter F Word

FAIR: The Four-Letter F Word By Leonard Zwelling One of my favorite authors is trying his hand at podcasting. That’s Michael Lewis of The Big Short, The Blind Side and Moneyball. The podcast is called Against The Rules and the first episode was posted on April 1. It’s called “Ref, You Suck.” It focuses on ...

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One Country, Two States

One Country, Two States By Leonard Zwelling I owe this idea to the Beautiful Wife. She is essentially proposing that Israel become like the United States. That would make it one country with two states: pre-1967 Israel would be one state. The second state would be all of the rest of that which was Palestine ...

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Javanka And The Paternal Cult Of Entitlement

Javanka And The Paternal Cult Of Entitlement By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/opinion/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-corruption.html In The New York Times on March 19, Michelle Goldberg opined on the multi-million dollar golden couple with positions in the White House for which they have had no training, no preparation and no qualifications. There’s a new book coming out the week of ...

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The Outlines Of 2020

The Outlines Of 2020 By Leonard Zwelling Meet The Press on Sunday March 31 was indicative of how the lines between the Democrats and Republicans will be drawn in 2020. There were three main issues discussed by Chuck Todd and his panelists and guests—the Mueller Report, health care, and the generational differences in character and ...

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Two Ridiculous Ideas

Two Ridiculous Ideas By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/triggered-by-weinsteins-harvard-lawyer-11552950103 https://www.wsj.com/articles/banishing-profit-is-bad-for-your-health-11552949981 A friend told me about these opinion pieces in The Wall Street Journal on March 19. In the first by Heather Mac Donald, a Harvard law professor named Ronald Sullivan happens to be the faculty dean of Winthrop College, one of the twelve undergraduate residential houses at ...

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Mueller’s Report: What It Really Means

Mueller’s Report: What It Really Means By Leonard Zwelling Democrats were salivating. They couldn’t wait until the report from special prosecutor Robert Mueller III was made public and President Trump was shown to be a Russian agent. Not so fast. Last weekend, the report was delivered to the Attorney General William Barr who wrote a ...

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