Tag Archives: bigotry

Can It Happen Here?

Alan Zendell, February 26, 2018 One of the nearly continuous lessons I learned growing up in post-World War Two New York, was that America was the strongest and most virtuous country on Earth. The idea that America was where the … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Stephen Miller?

Alan Zendell, January 29, 2019 Like most people whose ethnic or religious heritage is associated with groups that tend to be the targets of bigotry and hate crimes, I’m extremely sensitive to actions by people with a background similar to … Continue reading

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Huckster in Chief

Alan Zendell, January 21, 2019 One of my sons has held a number of sales jobs. He learned what was necessary to sell effectively, and he excelled at it. A successful salesperson needs good communication skills, a combination of eloquent … Continue reading

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December Reflections

Alan Zendell, December 27, 2017 For almost my entire life, December began with a remembrance of Pearl Harbor, but that changed somewhat after nine-eleven. At the time, a Japanese newspaper columnist writing in the Seattle Times even thanked Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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Train Wrecks

Alan Zendell, December 18, 2017\ Today’s unfortunate, tragic train accident between Tacoma and Olympia, Washington elicited a couple of perplexing reactions from President Trump. As emergency crews were desperately trying to stabilize train cars hanging over interstate 5 so they … Continue reading

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Two Defining Days For Donald Trump

Alan Zendell, August 23, 2017 The past two days tell us all we need to know about the Trump presidency. On Monday he gave a speech at a military base in Virginia to lay out his policy on Afghanistan. On … 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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Is it Fair to Compare Trump’s Rise to Power with Hitler’s?

Alan Zendell, February 23, 2017 Google “Hitler and Trump”, and you’ll be shocked at the number of websites that come up.  They by no means agree with each other, but it’s significant that so many diverse people thought to make … Continue reading

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What Would Lincoln Do?

Alan Zendell, February 12. 2017 Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Perhaps in some alternate universe, he’s still there. Silly? Sure, but it makes me wonder what a man of his intellect and temperament might think and do today, with the … Continue reading

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