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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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The Loss of Objective Truth

Alan Zendell, November 20, 2020 If you’re old enough to have read 1984 in high school (well before 1984 actually arrived) you probably remember how chillingly reasonable it sounded. Writing in the years immediately after World War 2, George Orwell … Continue reading

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This Must End!

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2020 Imagine for a moment that you’re a Canadian. Most Americans are vaguely aware of Canada as our neighbor to the north. Some can name most of the Canadian provinces, and some fraction of those can … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Two

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2020 No analogy is perfect. Brokerage firms warn us that past performance is not a guarantee of future success. Similarly, while the rise to power of Adolf Hitler has much in common with Donald Trump’s, America … 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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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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Bye Bye Sarah

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2019 In an administration that has come to be known for lies, alternative facts, and fake news, there has been no better poster child for the Trump brand than Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. It was apparent … Continue reading

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The Tweet Fairy

Alan Zendell, May 10, 2019 Stop a hundred people at random and ask each of them which adjective pops into their heads when they hear the name Donald Trump. For those not wearing MAGA hats, words like insulting, immoral, unscrupulous, insensitive, … Continue reading

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What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Trump

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2019 The redacted Mueller Report told us four important things, none of which is a shocking revelation. First, we learned that a thorough investigation by highly competent interviewers and researchers found that Russia, at the direction … Continue reading

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The State of Trump’s Union

Alan Zendell, February 5, 2019 Most of us are engaged in some form of negotiation all the time. Raising our kids, managing relationships with significant others, haggling over the cost of rugs and chickens, negotiating business deals, getting along with … Continue reading

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