Author Archives: alanpzendell

Forecasts and Outcomes

Alan Zendell, August 6, 2022 When historians write about the last few years, “forecasts and outcomes” might well be the tag line. As marketing and government systems, social networks, and statisticians collected mountains of data, and computers crunched them, we … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Alan Zendell, August 2, 2022 Some people plan everything they do in agonizing detail. Others, like me, play things by ear, trusting that we can adapt to changing conditions as they arise. That’s not to say we never think about … Continue reading

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Republican Overreach

Alan Zendell, July 30, 2022 I’m not one to say I told you so, but in case you either weren’t paying attention or thought I’d made up fake numbers about why gasoline prices have spiked so much, here’s what The … Continue reading

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Is America Moving in the Wrong Direction?

Alan Zendell, July 27, 2022 The news and social media tell us the Democrats’ prospects in the November elections look dismal, in large part because President Biden’s approval numbers can’t rise above 40%. The pundits say the primary reason is … Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Pastime

Alan Zendell, July 17. 2022 That’s what baseball used to be called. Growing up ten blocks from Ebbets Field, I was a diehard Dodger fan until I was fourteen. That was in 1957, when the Dodgers broke the hearts of … Continue reading

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Politics

Alan Zendell, July 16, 2022 It’s often been said of how diplomacy works that the only thing worse is having none at all; in that event, all international disputes could erupt into armed conflicts. Every nation, including the United States … Continue reading

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Elections – the Foundation of Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, July 14, 2022 Today was the final day of early primary voting in Maryland, which made me think about how fragile our democracy is. You have to be registered as either a Democrat or a Republican in Maryland … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Presidents

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2022 This is about two men. One has dedicated his life to serving his country. The other has dedicated his life to serving himself. If they hadn’t both been presidents of the United States, we probably … Continue reading

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Supreme Court + Hypocrisy = Religious Tyranny

Alan Zendell, June 25, 2022 No one was surprised when the Supreme Court issued its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade Friday. Despite all the hand wringing and despair on the part of three-fourths of our country, we knew this was … Continue reading

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The Monday Night Massacre That Wasn’t

Alan Zendell, June 23, 2022 It might have happened on January 3, 2021. When Bret Kavanaugh was being vetted for his Supreme Court seat, it was widely reported that he believed Richard Nixon was improperly driven from office in 1974. … Continue reading

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