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Are You Surprised?

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2021 If you are surprised by Wednesday’s insurrection in Washington, you shouldn’t be. If, even now, you’re waiting to see if Trump will finally step up and act responsibly, I’ll make it easy for you. He … Continue reading

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Stress Tests

Alan Zendell, December 12, 2020 Stress tests have been used ever since people have been building and manufacturing things to assure their safety and soundness. Would you get on an airplane if you didn’t know that every piece of the … Continue reading

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The Painful Demise of a Would-Be Autocrat

Alan Zendell, November 14, 2020 He began as merely an annoying gadfly. With an ego large enough to fill a stadium, he believed the world was hanging on his opinions. He flouted social norms, bragged about his alleged prowess with … Continue reading

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You’re Fired!

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2020 The American people have spoken. By the time all the votes are counted, Joe Biden will have received five million votes more than Donald Trump. In most countries that purport to be democracies, that’s all … Continue reading

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Trump and the Military

Alan Zendell, September 8, 2020 Trump’s relationship with the military has disparate elements, but that’s not to say it’s complicated. It’s really quite easy to read. It began with the Vietnam-era draft. Due to the unpopularity of the war, the … Continue reading

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A Mentally Deficient Candidate

Alan Zendell, August 21, 2020 For months, Donald Trump and his supporters, have been labeling his Democratic opponent “mentally deficient.” Biden has been in politics long enough to have his own folk lore, which seems to revolve around his so-called … Continue reading

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(Mis)trust and Verify

Alan Zendell, July 20, 2020 You don’t hear people say it much nowadays, but there was a time, thanks to Alan Barth and Phil Graham of The Washington Post, when people referred to today’s news as the first draft of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Flagging Base of Support

Alan Zendell, June 26, 2020 Yesterday, President Trump told Sean Hannity, his primary cheerleader on Fox News that Joe Biden will be elected president in November because, “People don’t love me enough.” There’s a lot to parse in that brief … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part One

Alan Zendell, June 10, 2020 There are many ways to know a thing. We start with facts to gain a cognitive understanding. We research context and solicit other people’s views to make sense of it. When possible, we observe it … Continue reading

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How To Make Bad Situations Worse – A Primer

Alan Zendell, May 29, 2020 Regardless of how you feel about the presidency of Barrack Obama, one thing most of America concluded from it was that we had turned a corner as a nation. For a black man to have been … Continue reading

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