Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

The Big Lie – the Wall

Alan Zendell, February 12, 2019 Throughout his presidency Donald Trump has displayed a disturbing combination of ignorance and narcissism, which was never more apparent than during the January government shutdown and the successive three weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations. Back … Continue reading

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The Battle of the New Yorkers

February 10, 2019 We’ve just begun a two-year-long election campaign during which we will hear about Medicare-For-All and the Green New Deal ad nauseum. No-one wants to be beaten over the head with the debate for twenty-one months, but there’s … 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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Bullies 101

Alan Zendell, January 26, 2019 Sometimes when I tutor kids, it’s clear that they never learned some of the basic skills they need in elementary school, so I have to go back to Arithmetic 101. The lesson is the same, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Shutdown Fight

Alan Zendell, January 15, 2019 Anyone who has ever sat through negotiation training knows that a successful resolution is one from which both sides come away thinking they’ve achieved something positive. When that happens, everyone can leave their differences behind … Continue reading

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Intransigence

Alan Zendell, January 10, 2019 In most people, intransigence is a symptom of ignorance and/or insecurity. When we’re stuck trying to defend a point of view we know little or nothing about, or we feel unable to support a position … Continue reading

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Season 116, Episode 1

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2019 You might think from what I’ve said or written, that I’m one of those Democrats who Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) ramblingly described as hating Trump so much I would do anything to defeat him, … Continue reading

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