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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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Ukraine Reality Check: What Was Donald Trump’s Role?

Alan Zendell, March 15, 2022, Note: for this article I have relied heavily on a couple of published reports: a July 21, 2021 piece in Business Insider; a July 15, 2021 article in Just Security. It’s too late to save … Continue reading

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Joe Biden, Leader of the Free World

Alan Zendell, February 19, 2022 As I watched President Joe Biden address the nation, yesterday, talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the likelihood that Russian forces will invade Ukraine in coming days, I felt proud. He was strong and … Continue reading

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America on Trial

Alan Zendell, February 11, 2021 Whether or not House Democrats intended it, the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump is really an attestation before the entire world of what America stands for. The nativist, America First aspect of Trumpism which … Continue reading

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The Biden Era Begins

Alan Zendell, January 19, 2021 When Barack Obama was inaugurated as President in 2009, Mitch McConnell, who was Senate Minority Leader at the time, said, “My job is to assure that Obama is a one-term president.”  He did not achieve … Continue reading

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Accountability

Alan Zendell, January 8, 2021 After what has been done to it, the United States needs a complete accounting and reckoning if it is to recover its economic and social health and its standing in the world. There are a … Continue reading

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An Out of Control President

Alan Zendell, December 19, 2020 During the past few weeks, America and indeed the entire world have seen a spectacle evolve in the White House that we used to associate with tin horn dictatorships in Third World countries. The only … Continue reading

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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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