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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Two

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2020 No analogy is perfect. Brokerage firms warn us that past performance is not a guarantee of future success. Similarly, while the rise to power of Adolf Hitler has much in common with Donald Trump’s, America … Continue reading

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The Tenth Amendment

Alan Zendell, April 14, 2020 Yesterday, in the midst of an internationally televised pandemic briefing, which was actually more of a tantrum/meltdown that was as embarrassing as it was lacking in facts, President Donald Trump declared that, “The President calls … Continue reading

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The Winter of Our Discontent

Alan Zendell, December 1, 2019 We exit the Thanksgiving weekend thankful for time spent with family and friends devoid of politics. That was especially true in my own family, as thirty people with views all over the political spectrum got … Continue reading

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We’d Seen This Movie Before – Until Biden Changed It

Alan Zendell, August 8, 2019 On Monday, we heard our president mouth the empty platitudes and lies we expected from him. What does it say about a leader that he can’t utter comforting words or state truthful intentions without reading … Continue reading

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A 3-M Week

Alan Zendell, June 11, 2019 This is not an attempt to convince anyone to buy or sell 3M stock. Rather, it’s a mildly depressing look at the way Donald Trump massacred the thirteenth letter of our alphabet this week. The … Continue reading

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Founders’ Wisdom

Alan Zendell, May 21, 2019 It’s fashionable, these days, to focus on what the Founders got wrong, and there’s plenty of fodder to feed that trend. Writing nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago, they couldn’t possibly have gotten everything right. The most … Continue reading

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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 State of Trump’s Union

Alan Zendell, February 5, 2019 Most of us are engaged in some form of negotiation all the time. Raising our kids, managing relationships with significant others, haggling over the cost of rugs and chickens, negotiating business deals, getting along with … Continue reading

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The End is Near

Alan Zendell, December 11, 2018 As 2018 lurches to a close and the news media binge over indictments and irrational tweets, each with its own spin added, it’s important to not be swept up in their hysteria. Try to screen … Continue reading

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Deadly Carousel

Alan Zendell, November 9, 2018 The Sandy Hook massacre occurred almost six years ago. In case you’ve erased it from your memory, twenty-seven people, mostly young children, were gunned down by a heavily armed, mentally unstable young man because he … Continue reading

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