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All In

All In By Leonard Zwelling On December 3, the House Intelligence Committee majority report on its investigation into the alleged impeachable misconduct of the President of the United States dropped to the media. The only really new news was the volume of phone calls between the White House or the Office of Management and Budget ...

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Micromanaging: Trump, The SEALs, And Incidents Of My Own

Micromanaging: Trump, The SEALs, And Incidents Of My Own By Leonard Zwelling https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-spencer-i-was-fired-as-navy-secretary-heres-what-ive-learned-because-of-it/2019/11/27/9c2e58bc-1092-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html This opinion piece in The Washington Post is by former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. He was fired by Defense Secretary Mark Esper after having lost the confidence of Esper and of President Trump with regard to the way he handled the case ...

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OK, Boomer: What We Left To Posterity

OK, Boomer: What We Left To Posterity By Leonard Zwelling “OK, Boomer” has become a dismissive meme of the millennial and GenZ cohorts that connotes the “out-of-touchness” of those of us in our early 70s as well as the unwillingness of the Baby Boomers to cede power and authority to the younger people in their ...

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Can Israel Snap Out Of It?

Can Israel Snap Out Of It? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/opinion/israel-rockets-election.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage This editorial in The New York Times does a great job of outlining the dilemma facing the nation of Israel today. To be brief, it does not have a working government and hasn’t has had one for close to a year. It has had two ...

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The Irishman: Redemption Through A Crack In The Door

The Irishman: Redemption Through A Crack In The Door By Leonard Zwelling Martin Scorsese makes movies about gangsters. He also makes movies about real people, including Jesus (The Last Temptation of Christ). Some of his best movies are about real people who happen to be gangsters. The Irishman is such a film. It’s not good. ...

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It No Longer Matters What Happened. It’s Only Whether Anyone Cares

It No Longer Matters What Happened. It’s Only Whether Anyone Cares By Leonard Zwelling The grinding hearing before the House Intelligence Committee was anything but must-see TV. It was a bore. I’m glad it’s over, if it’s over. There are many left worth questioning, but they are all among the unwilling. Pompeo, Bolten, Pence and ...

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The Fourth Core Value: Accountability

The Fourth Core Value: Accountability By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/MD-Anderson-patient-feds-reported-dead-is-still-14828742.php Apparently there was a mistake. One of the two patients that MD Anderson reported to CMS as having died is actually alive and still under treatment. According to Todd Ackerman’s article, the mistake was based on an error in reporting to CMS by MD Anderson. Apparently, ...

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The Outrage Of The Second Slide

The Outrage Of The Second Slide By Leonard Zwelling As a previous blog has noted, I took the time to hear a few of the presentations at the CTOS meeting in Japan in mid-November. Along with the success that some are having in treating aggressive sarcomas, the frustration of facing the limited additional progress that ...

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The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology

The Same Old Song: How Little Has Changed In Oncology By Leonard Zwelling When it comes to clinical research in oncology, I am pretty well out of it. It’s been twelve years since I oversaw any piece of research administration and 15 since I was running the infrastructure for clinical research at Anderson. My last ...

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Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye?

Drug Targets: Do We Need To Know The Bulls Eye? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/health/cancer-drugs-proteins.html?searchResultPosition=1 It was a small article in the Science section of Tuesday’s New York Times (September 17) by Carl Zimmer. He makes note of how some scientists are learning that what they thought were important gene targets in cancer cells may be ...

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