Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

A Sad, Embarrassing Wreck of a Man

Alan Zendell, July 18, 2018 We’ve all had two days to absorb the Helsinki press conference in which Russian President Putin smirked and our president misread the expression as a friendly smile. No doubt we’ve all formed our opinions about … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan

Alan Zendell, April 11, 2018 He said he didn’t want to run for Vice President and he said he didn’t want to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In 2012 he’d been in the House for fourteen years, … Continue reading

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Under Siege

Alan Zendell, March 20, 2018 “Under siege” is one of those phrases that’s so overused it’s almost a cliché. This week it’s being used by every news outlet to describe the Trump White House. To me, it evokes memories of … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory

Alan Zendell, March 2, 2018 The theory goes, if you’re smarter than everyone else and a genius at tactics, timing, reading the crowd, and knowing where the escape tunnel is, you can juggle dozens of balls at once and no … Continue reading

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Conspiracy versus Stupidity

Alan Zendell, December 21, 2017 It’s sometimes difficult for people who aren’t in the inner circle to tell the difference between ulterior motives and sheer incompetence. In my experience, which includes nearly fifty years working for one government or another … Continue reading

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The Failure of Graham-Cassidy – RIP

Alan Zendell, September 23, 2017 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said a couple of days ago that he could give us ten good reasons to vote against this bill. Coming from Grassley that’s significant, because he has been a consistently conservative … Continue reading

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Two Defining Days For Donald Trump

Alan Zendell, August 23, 2017 The past two days tell us all we need to know about the Trump presidency. On Monday he gave a speech at a military base in Virginia to lay out his policy on Afghanistan. On … Continue reading

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