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The Billionaires’ Space Race

Alan Zendell, July 20, 2021 This morning’s Blue Horizon launch of four people into “near space,” was perfect by every standard. It went off precisely on time, going straight up, as advertised, to a maximum altitude of seventy miles, flying … Continue reading

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A Fascist America?

Alan Zendell, July 16, 2021 Back in 2017, when I first broached the subject of Donald Trump’s apparent infatuation with the tactics Adolf Hitler used to solidify and expand his power, some readers nodded sadly in agreement, some scoffed, and … Continue reading

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Getting at the Truth

Alan Zendell, July 5, 2021 The next few weeks should be fascinating if you don’t mind sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see if your elected leaders do their jobs or continue to trash the Constitution. The … Continue reading

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Leaving Afghanistan, Triage on a Global Scale

Alan Zendell, July 9. 2021 Triage is an unpleasant but necessary concept. Sometimes, we can’t save everyone no matter how deserving or worthy they are. It happens on battlefields, during epidemics, and in routine hospital settings, as when there are … Continue reading

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Comparing Then and Now

Alan Zendell, July 6, 2021 Running for re-election in 1984, Ronald Reagan asked Americans if they were better off than they were when he took office. Yesterday, President Biden delivered an Independence Day speech that asked Americans to compare where … Continue reading

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What Were We  Celebrating on the Fourth?

Alan Zendell, July 5, 2021 For me, something about the Fourth of July was off this year. I felt like the country was desperate to celebrate something, but not sure what it was. The legacy of the last five years … Continue reading

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Saving Our Future

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2021 If it wasn’t obvious before last week, it should be now. Our country and the planet of which it is a small part are in trouble. The problem is more serious than petty politics, huge … Continue reading

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Living in Interesting Times

Alan Zendell, June 29, 2021 The phrase, “We live in interesting times” is an ironic warning about coming uncertainty and jeopardy. Whether or not it was originally a Chinese curse, the implication is that war and chaos are a lot … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sinkng Ship

Alan Zendell, June 28, 2021 Remember Bill Barr, Donald Trump’s last Attorney General? Remember his smug, arrogant smirk, and how he could sound demeaning and sarcastic without uttering a word? Barr loved the power, reveling in the unfettered opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Sinema-Manchin Roadblock

Alan Zendell, June 23, 2021 Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who was elected to represent Arizona in 2018, has been in an unusual position for the past month. The media has characterized her as “the other” Democratic voice opposed to killing … Continue reading

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