Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Ukrainian Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 5, 2022 If history has taught us anything, it is that civilizations rise and fall. The ancient Mesopotanians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Incas, Aztecs, were all-powerful in their day. In the post-Christ era, the united Caliphate, the … Continue reading

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Servant of the People

Alan Zendell, May 9, 2022 By now, most of us know the remarkable story of Ukrainian President Володимир Зеленський (Volodymyr Zelensky) and how he found himself at the fulcrum of history. But knowing isn’t the same as seeing and feeling. … Continue reading

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Judgment Day

Alan Zendell, April 22, 2022 Whether you favor the Judeo-Christian concept of God, the Quran’s vision of Allah, the philosophy of Gautama Buddha, or nothing of the kind, consider that there’s clearly a lot more to our universe than can … Continue reading

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Playing Chicken

Alan Zendell, April 20, 2022, Remember the crazy things we did as teenagers and some still do as adults? How many times have you driven on a two-lane road behind a vehicle going well below the speed limit until you … Continue reading

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Valuing Life

Alan Znedell, April 6, 2022 I just returned from a funeral. Two friends gone in the blink of an eye this winter, very special ones who were a large part of what saved my sanity during COVID and the lockdown. … Continue reading

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After the NATO and European Council Summits

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2022, In 1987, campaigning in the Democratic Primaries for the 1988 Nomination for President, Senator Joe Biden used some lines from a particularly moving speech by British MP Neil Kinnock without attributing them to him. The … 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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Integrity, Elections, and Trump’s Eroding Base

Alan Zendell, October 8, 2021 When lawmakers and statesmen still valued integrity, opposition politicians would often resign in protest when they believed their government was acting illegally or about to do something that would damage their country. It was a … Continue reading

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Freedom

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2021 One of the first things we Americans learned as children was that we lived in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We heard it repeatedly until it became a mantra, … Continue reading

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America at a Critical Turning Point

Alan Zendell, July 30, 2021 Political processes and the evolution of nations occur at a snail’s pace. Like observing a receding glacier, we only realize how significantly things have changed when we look back and compare today’s reality with that … Continue reading

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