Dear Readers,

I write this under great duress, and against my better judgment: it has never been my policy to mix my personal life and my writing/professional life. This time, however, I don't see how I can avoid it.

My regular readers will have noticed that I've skipped more than a couple of columns recently, with no explanation. Well, here's the explanation: I have been diagnosed with late-stage adenocarcinoma cancer, and am now undergoing experimental therapy with the new drug Keytruda. Read on...

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Updated November 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM EST
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Russia Says US Providing Cover for ISIS Fighters
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  Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria
South Korea President: North Can't Denuclearize Quickly
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