Monthly Archives: June 2017

If the GOP Health Care Bill Passes a Lot of People Will Die

Alan Zendell, June 27, 2017 One constant of the current administration is the level of noise coming out of both the White House and the Congress designed to distract and confuse the public. It’s a tactic Trump is famous for … Continue reading

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The Trump Phenomenon

Alan Zendell, June 22, 2017 There’s been a lot written about the Trump phenomenon, but it still defies the imagination in many ways. Look at the various subgroups that make up his base of support, and you’ll invariably come away … Continue reading

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Monday Review: Gerrymandering, Russia, and Health Care

Alan Zendell, June 19, 2017 Gerrymandering Two weeks ago, I wrote that the Supreme Court would be addressing gerrymandering in its current session https://wordpress.com/post/americathebeautiful.blog/801. They are now poised to take up a Wisconsin case in which the lines drawn by … Continue reading

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Russia Invades the White House

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2017 Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was widening his investigation of Russian meddling in our election to include possible obstruction of justice by  senior advisors to the president and even the … Continue reading

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Oaths of Fealty

Alan Zendell, June 14, 2017 David Axelrod said, “Frankly, it was embarrassing.” Stephen Colbert suggested that it made Kim Jong-un seem classy. A broad spectrum of commentators called it bizarre, with the most often heard comment being, “I’ve never seen … Continue reading

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Erosion of Trust

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2017 Mountains and huge institutions rarely collapse all at once. Under constant battering by opposition and internal decay, they erode a little at a time until, when their once-strong foundations have rotted to the core, they … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art?

Alan Zendell, June 6, 2017 During the tumultuous weeks in 2003 leading up to the second invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush trotted Secretary of State Colin Powell out to present evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction to the … Continue reading

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