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Emergency!

Alan Zendell, February 16, 2019 The nation is faced with two emergencies this week. Neither of them is the trumped up entirely specious non-emergency at our border with Mexico. The State of Emergency declared by President Trump is nothing more … Continue reading

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The Big Lie – the Wall

Alan Zendell, February 12, 2019 Throughout his presidency Donald Trump has displayed a disturbing combination of ignorance and narcissism, which was never more apparent than during the January government shutdown and the successive three weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations. Back … 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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Trump’s Shutdown Fight

Alan Zendell, January 15, 2019 Anyone who has ever sat through negotiation training knows that a successful resolution is one from which both sides come away thinking they’ve achieved something positive. When that happens, everyone can leave their differences behind … Continue reading

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Intransigence

Alan Zendell, January 10, 2019 In most people, intransigence is a symptom of ignorance and/or insecurity. When we’re stuck trying to defend a point of view we know little or nothing about, or we feel unable to support a position … Continue reading

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Season 116, Episode 1

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2019 You might think from what I’ve said or written, that I’m one of those Democrats who Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) ramblingly described as hating Trump so much I would do anything to defeat him, … Continue reading

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