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The World’s Largest Posse

Alan Zendell, September 2, 2021 As a kid, whenever I watched a movie or TV western, there was one thing I could always count on. Some bad guys would rob a bank, shoot an innocent bystander or two, then jump … Continue reading

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Freedom

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2021 One of the first things we Americans learned as children was that we lived in β€œthe land of the free and the home of the brave.” We heard it repeatedly until it became a mantra, … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans – Two Striking Contrasts

Alan Zendell, August 22, 2021 The City of New York and the effort to wind down our military involvement in the war-torn (so-called) nation of Afghanistan both faced daunting challenges of Intelligence gathering and logistics over the last few months. … Continue reading

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Why Parents With Disabilities are Starting Businesses (and How You Can Too)

Ed Carter, August 19, 2021 Ed Carter is a retired financial planner who uses his expertise to help people with disabilities plan ahead, as physical and mental disabilities often cause stress and confusion when it comes to financial planning. As … Continue reading

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Kabul, a Disquieting Echo of Saigon

Alan Zendell, August 6, 2021 “Do not let my party pretend to be outraged by this. Both the GOP and Dems failed here. Time for Americans to put their country over their party.” That was Representative Adam Kinzinger (R, IL) … Continue reading

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Baby Steps – Signs of Progress

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2021 Nearly seven months into his presidency, Joe Biden faces more problems than he did when he took office. He inherited a nation plagued by divisiveness whose root causes go back to Colonial days, which his … Continue reading

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Thank You To Our Civil Servants

Alan Zendell, August 8, 2021 Civil servants at all levels of government have often been the target of unwarranted attacks from the Right. Conservative Republicans (the real ones, not the Trump supporters) believe in small government, while politicians on the … Continue reading

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Global Warming as a Precursor to a New Ice Age

Alan Zendell, August 6, 2021 Climate change is a long process whose effects vary considerably both geographically and over time. The latest phase of climate change, popularly referred to as global warming, has been producing record high temperatures and storms … Continue reading

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Reality vs Science Fiction

Alan Zendell, August 5, 2021 Science fiction is a broad genre that examines countless visions of our possible futures. Some are complete nonsense – vampires, zombies, monsters devouring cities, dinosaurs coming back to life – they make for good action … Continue reading

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Is Hungary a Vision of America’s Future?

Alan Zendell, August 3, 2021 The idea is not original with me. I witnessed an important event that supports it, but I am grateful to Boston College historian Heather Richardson for bringing it to light today in her newsletter, Letters … Continue reading

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