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If I Were the President Elect…

Alan Zendell, December 16, 2020 President Elect Joe Biden has not called to ask my advice. Neither has anyone else for that matter. But that won’t deter me from offering some. First, and most important, Mr. President Elect, do everything … Continue reading

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America’s Role in the World

Alan Zendell, November 3, 2020 I grew up in New York City in the years following World War 2. In many ways New York seemed to be the center of the universe back then, because it represented the financial and … Continue reading

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When Trump Called Erdogan…

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2019 If you made a list of things Donald Trump has done right as President, appointing General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense would be at the top. But like most of the potentially right things … Continue reading

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Mueller and the Court

Alan Zendell, August 5, 2018 As frequently noted here and elsewhere. Donald Trump is a master of obfuscation. While those of us who are trained in logical discourse and scientific method are often appalled by his relatively incoherent style, it … Continue reading

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Missteps And Misstatements

Alan Zendell, July 19, 2018 I’ve been spoiled most of my life. I’ve had wonderful role models as my heroes, and with the exception of Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, none of them were politicians. They were my teachers, those … Continue reading

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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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Trump’s Vision of a Greater America

Alan Zendell, July 15, 2018 Donald Trump famously began his presidential campaign with his signature slogan, “Make America Great Again” combined with a virulent attack against Muslim immigrants. When he went on to attack Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Trump

Alan Zendell, July 11, 2018 Though it seems like we’ve been living this nightmare a lot longer, it’s been only three years since real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he was running for president. He … Continue reading

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Climate Change is NOT a Hoax

Alan Zendell, May 31, 2017 The problem with stirring up a huge, angry and largely uninformed base with political rhetoric and lies is that you have to keep lying to avoid losing them. Oh, they’ll catch on eventually when it’s … Continue reading

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Where Does This Leave Us?

Alan Zendell, May 19th, 2017 The Watergate burglary occurred in May of 1972, and by the following January, seven conspirators had either entered guilty pleas or been convicted. In the ensuing months, investigative reporting led by Bob Woodward and Carl … Continue reading

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