Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Biden Reaches Out, Trump Lights Fires

Alan Zendell, November 26, Thanksgiving Day, 2020 President Elect Joe Biden approached the microphone with a somber, stately bearing. The day before Thanksgiving in this horror show of a year needed his special brand of calm, almost spiritual reassurance. Some … Continue reading

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The Loss of Objective Truth

Alan Zendell, November 20, 2020 If you’re old enough to have read 1984 in high school (well before 1984 actually arrived) you probably remember how chillingly reasonable it sounded. Writing in the years immediately after World War 2, George Orwell … Continue reading

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Charismatic Leaders: Saviors or Devils?

Alan Zendell, November 18, 2020 Most people associate “charismatic” with “good” or “positive,” but the dictionary definition includes no such qualification. Charisma is simply an almost spiritual quality that enables its owner to influence and persuade, even mesmerize others. Charismatic … Continue reading

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Winning and Losing

Alan Zendell, November 9, 2020 If you’ve ever been a parent or a child you know how important it is to learn how to win and lose. When kids play team sports, we teach them to high five every member … Continue reading

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The Final Act of an Overlong Drama

Alan Zendell, November 2, 2020 The only thing our sharply divided country seems to agree on is that tomorrow’s election is the most crucial one in our lifetimes. When you hear a ninety-year-old say that, it means it’s more critical … Continue reading

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Waves of Condemnation

Alan Zendell, October 29. 2020 When a president, particularly one as unsuited for the job as Donald Trump uses personal loyalty as his sole criterion for selecting Cabinet and staff positions, we will invariably wind up with a government comprised … Continue reading

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Stark Contrasts Ahead of the Election

Alan Zendell, October 26, 2020 Eight days to go, and if we didn’t have to worry about legal challenges, voter suppression, and ballot box sabotage, this election would seem open and shut. But this is 2020. In the America we … Continue reading

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Eleven More Days – the Final Stretch

Alan Zendell, October 23, 2020 Donald Trump spent most of this week demonstrating that he hasn’t lost a step when it comes to dominating the news cycle. Would he show up for the final debate with Joe Biden? Would he … Continue reading

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Trump’s Callous Disregard for Americans

Alan Zendell, October 13, 2020 Now it’s personal. I’ve seen it happen in other places, watched it evolve on TV and every media outlet, because one of Donald Trump’ least endearing qualities (out of so many to choose from) is … Continue reading

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The History of COVID-19 in 21 Minutes

Alan Zendell, September 29, 2020 The “failed” New York Times has produced a video that documents the history of the United States’ pandemic response. It is well worth watching, because it is free of hyperbole and politics. It begins with … Continue reading

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