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Placing a Value on Life

Alan Zendell, July 8, 2020 Long ago and far away, as a young aerospace engineer, I was fortunate to have an older, wiser mentor. In 1966, June was incredibly hot on Long Island. Our nearly windowless building was stifling, the … Continue reading

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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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Protect Our People or Let Nature Decide?

Alan Zendell, May 7, 2020 When Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said in March that grandparents ought to be willing to sacrifice themselves for their grandchildren’s futures it created an understandable uproar. Then, in April, he said, “There are more … Continue reading

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Wrongheaded Leadership

Alan Zendell, April 16, 2020 There is much about the COVID-19 pandemic that defies reason and makes us feel like the world is spinning out of control. That’s serious because in a crisis, one of the things we most need … Continue reading

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The Price of a Grandparent’s Life

Alan Zendell, March 24, 2020 Partisan politics is always suspended during a national emergency, isn’t it? We didn’t hear much partisan bickering on December 8, 1941 or September 12, 2001. Our nation had been attacked, and the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Meaningful Progress

Alan Zendell, December 26, 2019 Rather than rely on my subjective memory, I’ve been documenting some important things in detail. I noted after Donald Trump was inaugurated that people who were optimistic about his presidency talked mostly about North Korea, … Continue reading

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The Long View – Why Trump Will Fail

Alan Zendell, August 16, 2019 Every day I hear people moan about how Trump is going to be re-elected. That defeatism is not only depressing, it’s dead wrong. While the Democrats proved in 2016 that they are uniquely capable of … Continue reading

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The Battle of the New Yorkers

February 10, 2019 We’ve just begun a two-year-long election campaign during which we will hear about Medicare-For-All and the Green New Deal ad nauseum. No-one wants to be beaten over the head with the debate for twenty-one months, but there’s … Continue reading

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2019 Predictions

Alan Zendell, January 1, 2019 Two years ago, I swore off predictions, but to be honest, although I was sure Trump had little chance of winning in 2016, I always had a nagging doubt. The Clinton campaign seemed unable to … Continue reading

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Trump 2020?

Alan Zendell, December 7, 2018 With the midterm elections behind us, the question on most politicians’ minds is whether Donald Trump is likely to be re-elected in 2020. It’s clear that he has a loyal base of support that represents … Continue reading

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