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Tough Choices

Alan Zendell, September 9, 2022 The next couple of months are not a time when Americans who care about our future can afford to take our eyes off the ball. We’re under a lot of stress, from inflated prices, women’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Presidents

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2022 This is about two men. One has dedicated his life to serving his country. The other has dedicated his life to serving himself. If they hadn’t both been presidents of the United States, we probably … Continue reading

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The Unraveling of Democracy

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2022 The heart of any democratic society is its judicial system and free elections. The extreme right wing of the Republican party has made it clear that it has no respect for either as democratic institutions. … Continue reading

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Our House is On Fire

Alan Zendell, December 6, 2021 Imagine if you will that you’re sitting at home one evening. It’s been hot, and there’s a huge storm forecast. Leaves and twigs are already blowing everywhere, and there have been tornado watches all day. … Continue reading

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The Abomination That is Facebook

Alan Zendell, October 5, 2021 My first career job was as an aerospace engineer at Grumman Aircraft (now Northrop-Grumman) working on America’s moon missions. Fresh with degrees in physics and engineering, very full of myself, certain that my prestigious education … Continue reading

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Trump’s Loose Ends

Alan Zendell, January 18, 2021 On the penultimate day of the Trump administration, this is the state of the Union: The Pandemic – By far, the most stunning and disturbing loose end of the Trump administration is the number of … Continue reading

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The Most Serious Threat to Our Democracy Yet

Alan Zendell, August 14, 2020 I was a Never-Trumper long before he announced that he was running for president. Trump and I have the same Queens, New York pedigree, except that I wasn’t born to a wealthy, racist father. My … Continue reading

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Happy Days are (Almost) Here Again

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2019 Embedded deeply in my philosophy is the belief that baseball is an excellent metaphor for life. When the Washington Nationals completed their unlikely fight to win the World Series two weeks ago, their radio voice, … Continue reading

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He Solemnly Swore to Defend the Constitution

Alan Zendell, May 8, 2019 Every president’s first official act is to take his oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my … Continue reading

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Hatemongering is Not What Made America Great

Alan Zendell, November 2, 2018 When I began America the Beautiful, I selected the maxim “Dedicated to preserving what has made America great.” It wasn’t intended to be subtle. The truth is, I hate blogs. But I hate hypocrisy and … Continue reading

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