Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

The Disgrace of the Senate’s Acquittal

Alan Zendell, February 13, 2021 Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. I remember when February 12th was a national holiday except for a few southern states. HBO remembered, and they’ve been showing the 2012 film Lincoln wherein Daniel Day-Lewis brought Lincoln … Continue reading

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Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial is Much More Than That

Alan Zendell, February 8, 2021 It’s going to be ugly and unpleasant. At times it will be infuriating and frustrating. And there will doubtless be moments when we feel shame exposing our darkest, seamiest aspects to the entire world. They’ll … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Gentler, Saner America

Alan Zendell, January 23, 2021 I’m not a historian, but I’ll bet there has never been a sharper contrast in presidential administrations in our history. Joe Biden has been president for only three days, and we already know exactly what … 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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Repudiation and Validation

Alan Zendell, January 7, 2021 Almost lost in the furor following the invasion of the U. S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters angry over Biden’s defeat of Trump was the significance of the runoff Senate elections in Georgia. … Continue reading

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Are You Surprised?

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2021 If you are surprised by Wednesday’s insurrection in Washington, you shouldn’t be. If, even now, you’re waiting to see if Trump will finally step up and act responsibly, I’ll make it easy for you. He … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

Alan Zendell, December 30, 2020 Assuming that you pay any attention to him, these days, do you still shake your head struggling to understand why Donald Trump behaves the way he does? After a year-and-a-half of the most bitter, hate-filled … 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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Thank You, Mr. President

Alan Zendell, December 14, 2020 Yesterday, on CNN’s State of the Union, journalist Jake Tapper thanked President Trump for his service. He noted some real accomplishments, notably, forcing Americans to examine our place in the world and the way our … Continue reading

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