Category Archives: Articles

The Post-Bannon White House

Alan Zendell, August 20, 2017 Did you hear that collective sigh of relief when Steve Bannon was dismissed from the White House? It felt good, and it’s a step in the right direction, but we should be careful not to … Continue reading

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Then (1974) vs Now (2017)

Alan Zendell, August 18, 2017 My generation remembers the anxiety of the last months of the Nixon administration. Years of disillusionment over Vietnam, Nixon’s attempt to subvert the 1972 election process, the painful progression of Watergate, and the week by … Continue reading

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Questions For the Donald

Alan Zendell, August 15, 2017 Hey Donald, since you’re such a history maven I have a few questions for you. When the Nazis terrorized England in 1940 and the RAF fought back, were they equally to blame? When Admiral Yamamoto … Continue reading

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This Needs to End

Alan Zendell, August 14, 2017 John Oliver often begins his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, by saying, “President Donald Trump – three words that should never appear in the same sentence.” Back in March, that seemed over the top. Today … Continue reading

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The Despicables

Alan Zendell, August 13, 2017 One of the worst moments in one of the most poorly executed presidential campaigns in recent memory was Hillary’s ill-advised characterization of Donald Trump’s supporters as a Basket of Deplorables. Of course, she didn’t mean … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Pander to Racists: Charlottesville

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2017 As the 2016 election campaign began to illuminate the deep divisions in our country, many of us were shocked and horrified. No one was naïve enough to think that racism and bigotry had gone the … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken

Alan Zendell, August 11, 2017 If you’re like me, you’re sick of pundits interpreting events or pushing their own agendas on television. It’s useful to keep in mind that they’re all being handsomely paid to argue with each other and … Continue reading

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