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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Three

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2020 The 2018 Congressional election sent a message to the Trump administration that two components of his base – well-educated independents and suburban white women – had had enough of his race-baiting and divisiveness. As 2020 … Continue reading

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Leadership or Self-Interest?

Alan Zendell, May 15, 2020 In the 1967 film, A Guide For the Married Man, Robert Morse tells his friend Walter Matthau that if his wife ever catches him in a lie he should, “Deny, deny, deny.” In the following … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus War – Trump Against Everyone Else

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2020 The most remarkable aspect of the coronavirus crisis is President Trump’s refusal to accept the reality of the pandemic. We’ve seen his character and leadership flaws since the day he took office. We’ve shaken our … 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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Leadership, Trump Style

Alan Zendell, March 12, 2020 Donald Trump’s leadership style has always been to bully people into getting what he wants. That often works in business when you’re bigger than your adversary and you can afford to outspend him in litigation. … Continue reading

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Master of the No Deal

Alan Zendell, May 28, 2019 The Master of the Deal flew off to Japan this holiday weekend to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of his few reliable allies in east Asia. When North Korea was firing ballistic missiles … Continue reading

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Trump is on the 2018 Ballot

Alan Zendell, October 15, 2018 Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president he has made it clear that he has no respect for the Federal Reserve Board and the economic models they use to maintain a stable economic … Continue reading

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Life After Singapore

Alan Zendell, June 13, 2018 Now that things have percolated for a day, it turns out that I do have some thoughts about the Trump-Kim Summit. Ever since Ronald Reagan used the phrase “Trust but Verify,” it has been America’s … Continue reading

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Trade Wars

Alan Zendell, June 1, 2018 It seems that Donald Trump was serious when he said trade wars are good, although his chimeric, narcissistic nature suggests that we should not infer anything specific until it actually happens. Talk is cheap, and … Continue reading

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R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

Alan Zendell, November 11, 2017 Aretha Franklin belted it out loud and clear. The president’s Asia trip has more than anything been a test of how much powerful foreign leaders respect him. The media has been filled with reports and … Continue reading

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