Author Archives: alanpzendell

Rules of Engagement

Alan Zendell, September 17, 2021 It’s almost a cliché, but historians and military leaders often criticize our defense strategy as investing America’s resources in figuring out how to re-fight the last war as opposed to realistically preparing for or trying … Continue reading

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Courage in Perilous Times

Alan Zendell, September 15, 2021 Yesterday, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) told Washington Post reporters, ”It is breathtaking to think of the lengths that [Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark] Milley and others went to to avert the disasters Trump was creating at … Continue reading

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Voting in America

Alan Zendell, September 14, 2021 As we enter the home stretch of President Biden’s first year in office, the most important thing on his agenda is passing a federal voting rights bill. History will show that the legacy of Donald … Continue reading

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9/11 Memories

Alan Zendell, September 12, 2021 We all have them. Like the day JFK was assassinated, we all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when it happened. The former was fifty-eight years ago, but the moment is … Continue reading

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Federal Supremacy

Alan Zendell, September 10, 2021 The Federal Supremacy Clause of our Constitution “establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions. It prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise … Continue reading

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Eight Months In

Alan Zendell, September 8, 2021 Did anyone else hear the alarm bells going off on all the cable hype networks? Catastrophe! Afghanistan was a debacle, COVID-Delta is killing people faster than its parent virus, and Republican Governors and legislatures are … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Posse

Alan Zendell, September 2, 2021 As a kid, whenever I watched a movie or TV western, there was one thing I could always count on. Some bad guys would rob a bank, shoot an innocent bystander or two, then jump … Continue reading

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Freedom

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2021 One of the first things we Americans learned as children was that we lived in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We heard it repeatedly until it became a mantra, … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans – Two Striking Contrasts

Alan Zendell, August 22, 2021 The City of New York and the effort to wind down our military involvement in the war-torn (so-called) nation of Afghanistan both faced daunting challenges of Intelligence gathering and logistics over the last few months. … Continue reading

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Why Parents With Disabilities are Starting Businesses (and How You Can Too)

Ed Carter, August 19, 2021 Ed Carter is a retired financial planner who uses his expertise to help people with disabilities plan ahead, as physical and mental disabilities often cause stress and confusion when it comes to financial planning. As … Continue reading

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