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Trump’s Flagging Base of Support

Alan Zendell, June 26, 2020 Yesterday, President Trump told Sean Hannity, his primary cheerleader on Fox News that Joe Biden will be elected president in November because, “People don’t love me enough.” There’s a lot to parse in that brief … Continue reading

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The Biden-Sanders Debate

Alan Zendell, March 11, 2020 If you believe in things like trends and momentum, it’s easy to conclude that Joe Biden’s campaign is on an unstoppable run, similar the wholly illogical, self-sustaining tsunamis of mass sentiment that cause bull markets … Continue reading

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Obamacare Coup

Alan Zendell, December 15, 2018 The people have consistently made their opinion clear in poll after poll. A Kaiser Health Tracking Poll published at the end of November showed the largest gap ever between people who view the Affordable Care … 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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John McCain, a True American Hero

Alan Zendell, July 28, 2017 “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” That was Donald Trump the candidate talking about John McCain in June of 2015. McCain … Continue reading

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Americans are Celebrating Today

Alan Zendell, July 19, 2017 This morning, Mitch McConnell said he imagined Democrats were celebrating today, but they ought to be clear why. That statement is another lesson in learning to translate political gibberish into English. First, it’s not just … Continue reading

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The AHCA Ball is in McConnell’s Court

Alan Zendell, July 11, 2017 If it wasn’t certain before, today’s revelations about Donald Trump Jr sealed the deal for the President’s leverage with Congress. The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the administration’s role in Russian meddling with our election … Continue reading

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The Demise of the AHCA

Alan Zendell, March 25, 2017 I never say, “I told you so”, and I won’t now, but as my posts have been saying for the last couple of weeks, no other outcome was possible. There was no way Trump could … Continue reading

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Zero Sum Games

Alan Zendell, March 16, 2017 Game theory defines a zero-sum game as any situation in which all gains and losses must balance each other exactly. When all the inputs and outflows are added up there can be no net gain … Continue reading

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Seventh Grade Civics

Alan Zendell, March 14, 2017 I am frequently amazed at how little the average American understands about the way our government works. Admittedly, thirty-seven years as a federal employee gave me a leg up, but what was everyone else doing … Continue reading

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