Author Archives: alanpzendell

Fanning the Flames of Domestic Violence

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2020 When my younger son was a high school junior he was attacked in the school cafeteria. Since my son is white, and the boy who jumped on him in front of hundreds of students and … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Day

Alan Zendell, August 29, 2020 When disparate events converge toward a critical focal point my spiritual side takes over. I can’t resist the implications of an unlikely confluence of circumstances. Every year since 2004, Major League Baseball has designated April … Continue reading

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Trump’s Latest Gift: Vigilantism

Alan Zendell, August 26, 2020 It was no coincidence when David Duke, convicted felon and former Grand Wizard of the KKK tweeted that our new president had their backs, the new president being Donald Trump and “they” being White Supremacists. … Continue reading

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A Mentally Deficient Candidate

Alan Zendell, August 21, 2020 For months, Donald Trump and his supporters, have been labeling his Democratic opponent “mentally deficient.” Biden has been in politics long enough to have his own folk lore, which seems to revolve around his so-called … Continue reading

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The Postal Service: Fight Back But Don’t Panic

Alan Zendell, August 19, 2020 I must correct some misinformation in my post, “The Integrity of Our Election.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s email address on the official Senate website doesn’t work. If you want to tell him how you … Continue reading

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The Integrity of Our Election

Alan Zendell, August 16, 2020 Until 2018, most Americans silently watched, cringing at the things Donald Trump said and did, but they were disturbed enough by then to vote Democrats back into the majority in the House. We have more … Continue reading

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The Most Serious Threat to Our Democracy Yet

Alan Zendell, August 14, 2020 I was a Never-Trumper long before he announced that he was running for president. Trump and I have the same Queens, New York pedigree, except that I wasn’t born to a wealthy, racist father. My … Continue reading

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Kamala and Joe

Alan Zendell, August 13, 2020 Sometimes, starting out getting a thing wrong is the best way to get it right. For three months, I was certain the best running mate for Joe Biden was Amy Klobuchar. Her Midwest roots, centrist … Continue reading

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Polling and Statistics

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2020 Any statistician or analyst will tell you that statistics can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of unscrupulous people. It’s almost a cliché that any analyst worth his salt can use the same data … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sociopathic Lust for Power

Alan Zendell, August 9, 2020 Donald Trump has two outstanding skills, creating chaos and perceiving (and shamelessly exploiting) other people’s vulnerabilities. That makes it easy to get lost in the weeds of his relentless attacks. If we pay too much … Continue reading

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