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The High Stakes Gambler at the Helm

Alan Zendell, January 8, 2020 Donald Trump has described his negotiating style as gathering all the players in a room, tossing in a hand grenade, and then swooping in to close a deal before they know what hit them. That … Continue reading

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Is Trump Willing to Provoke War with Iran?

Alan Zendell, January 3, 2020 President Donald Trump’s New Year’s message to Iran was a drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, a Major General in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Soleimani led the elite Quds force whose purpose is to carry out … Continue reading

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We’re Still Fighting the Civil War

Alan Zendell, December 15, 2019 It’s been 154 years since the Civil War ended – or has it? In 2008, I naively interpreted Barrack Obama’s victory to mean we had finally outgrown the hatred and prejudice that grew out of … Continue reading

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The Mockingbird is Dead

Alan Zendell, December 12, 2019 The House of Representatives’ attempt to impeach President Donald Trump and have him removed from office has gone from reality TV to surreal madness. Watching the two sides fight over every detail, like kids in … Continue reading

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Trump’s Worst Offense

Alan Zendell, December 6, 2019 I started this blog shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration. I was disturbed by the 2016 election, and by Trump, personally. His behavior during the campaign was despicable, the worst I have ever witnessed in a … Continue reading

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Mitch’s Choice

Alan Zendell, November 3, 2019 Ask 100 Americans what they think about the partisan divisions in our country, and ninety-nine will decry how awful they are, and how, if allowed to continue, they could destroy what remains of our democracy. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Trump’s Mess

Alan Zendell, October 17, 2019 Mitt Romney’s remarks on the Senate Floor were perfect. He described President Trump’s impulsive withdrawal of American forces from Syria as a bloodstain on the annals of American history. He said what most Americans were … Continue reading

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Danger: Unchartered Territory

Alan Zendell, September 30, 2019 James Hohmann, in today’s Washington Post Daily 202 Newsletter, characterized President Trump’s reaction to the House’s impeachment inquiry as running the smashmouth playbook he learned from the infamous Joe McCarthy’s henchman Roy Cohn, who was … Continue reading

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The Great Republican Dilemma

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2019 Donald Trump rocketed to power by arousing a base of support that was angry – at the policies of Barack Obama, at everyone on welfare and Medicaid, at the growing non-white population, at immigrants they … Continue reading

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The Six Commandments

Alan Zendell, August 2, 2019 In 2016, the Democratic National Committee effectively tilted the Primary playing field to Hillary Clinton’s advantage by controlling the so-called super-delegates. While I would hate to see that misguided abuse of power repeated, the five … Continue reading

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