Author Archives: alanpzendell

The History of COVID-19 in 21 Minutes

Alan Zendell, September 29, 2020 The “failed” New York Times has produced a video that documents the history of the United States’ pandemic response. It is well worth watching, because it is free of hyperbole and politics. It begins with … Continue reading

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This Must End!

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2020 Imagine for a moment that you’re a Canadian. Most Americans are vaguely aware of Canada as our neighbor to the north. Some can name most of the Canadian provinces, and some fraction of those can … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Vote

Alan Zendell, September 23, 2020 To date, the best example of mail-in ballot fraud the Trump campaign has come up with was nine ballots allegedly found in a waste basket in Pennsylvania in 2016. That’s nine out of more than … Continue reading

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McConnell and Trump – Odd but Dangerous Bedfellows

Alan Zendell, September 21, 2020 President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell couldn’t have more different styles. They have two things in common, however, which make them extremely dangerous when their self-interests align: both are corrupt and addicted to money … Continue reading

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RBG’s Legacy

Alan Zendell, September 19, 2020 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She fought for equal rights, not only for women, but for everyone. Because I honor her legacy, I will not attempt to memorialize her … Continue reading

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The Trump-Biden Debates

Alan Zendell, September 18, 2020 The Biden-Trump debates, the first of which occurs nine days from now, will not be as eloquent or long-winded as the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, but they will be equally momentous. They will also be … Continue reading

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Campaign Strategy

Alan Zendell, September 15, 2020 If you watched any news last week you probably saw coverage of Donald Trump’s indoor rally in Nevada. You probably also saw a maskless, sixtiesh guy wearing a red MAGA hat standing shoulder-to-shoulder, hip-to-hip with … Continue reading

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A Nine-Eleven Survivor’s Perspective on 2020

Alan Zendell, September 12, 2020 I’ve never met Harry personally, but I intend to as soon as it’s safe to be with other people again. I have it on good authority that it will be worth the effort. My sister, … Continue reading

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Why the Woodward Tapes Matter

Alan Zendell, September 11, 2020 In 1974, the United States lived through what felt like its worst existential threat since the Civil War. We’d defeated the British twice early in our history, the Spanish in the 1890s, and been instrumental … Continue reading

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Trump and the Military

Alan Zendell, September 8, 2020 Trump’s relationship with the military has disparate elements, but that’s not to say it’s complicated. It’s really quite easy to read. It began with the Vietnam-era draft. Due to the unpopularity of the war, the … Continue reading

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