Tag Archives: 2020 election

The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Four

Alan Zendell, June 20, 2020 Every gambler knows that if you keep betting against house odds, you’ll eventually lose. In business, Donald Trump was a high stakes gambler, but he knew his lawyers would limit the damage when he lost, and he … Continue reading

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Inciting Insurrection

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2020 In a well-ordered universe, a U. S. President inciting insurrection would be grounds for removal under the twenty-fifth amendment. Anyone else who posted those tweets would be guilty of both federal and state felonies. The … Continue reading

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Crisis Management

Alan Zendell, March 14, 2020 In recent years, whenever our leaders debated foreign policy, borders, women’s rights, climate change mitigation, the nation cringed watching partisanship, special interest money, and individual self-interest derail attempts at reasonable resolution. We got angry, we … Continue reading

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Impeachment and A Tale of Two Conways

Alan Zendell, January 22, 2020 Conservative attorney George Conway described Adam Schiff’s presentation of the House’s case to remove President Trump from office as an incredibly coherent and comprehensive narrative, something the president’s defenders don’t have. Much like the James … Continue reading

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Is Trump Willing to Provoke War with Iran?

Alan Zendell, January 3, 2020 President Donald Trump’s New Year’s message to Iran was a drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, a Major General in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Soleimani led the elite Quds force whose purpose is to carry out … Continue reading

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The Popular Vote Compact

Alan Zendell, September 24, 2019 Like the majority of Americans, I hate the Electoral College. Their vaunted wisdom aside, our Founding Fathers really blew that one. Despite all the collective anguish suffered when two of our last five presidents won … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Devil

Alan Zendell, September 21, 2019 One of the most often repeated themes in human history began in the Book of Genesis and continues today. A Devil’s surrogate tempts a potential victim with something he or she craves with no apparent … Continue reading

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Locked and Loaded

Alan Zendell, September 16, 2019 A couple of weeks ago I was with an old friend who is currently well-placed in Defense Department circles. He’s a scientist, not  prone to hyperbole, wild speculation, or making assertions without sound bases. So … Continue reading

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I’d Even Accept Help From the Mooch

Alan Zendell, August 19, 2019 That’s how bad it’s gotten. Short of the Devil, I’d accept help from anyone. But the Mooch? Today, Anthony Scaramuchi, who served as Donald Trump’s Communications Director for eleven days, two summers ago, announced that … Continue reading

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Defeating Donald Trump

Alan Zendell, June 2, 2019 To listen to the pundits with their prediction models, defeating Donald Trump in 2020 will be a monumental task which is made worse by our outmoded Electoral College. Those same pundits told us Trump would … Continue reading

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