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Stark Contrasts Ahead of the Election

Alan Zendell, October 26, 2020 Eight days to go, and if we didn’t have to worry about legal challenges, voter suppression, and ballot box sabotage, this election would seem open and shut. But this is 2020. In the America we … Continue reading

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Trump’s Stretch Run Strategy

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2020 I can’t help but wonder what’s going on in Trump’s head these days. His rants and actions appear true to form: brash, offensive, divisive, his own unique blend of truth, lies, and hyperbole. None of … Continue reading

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The History of COVID-19 in 21 Minutes

Alan Zendell, September 29, 2020 The “failed” New York Times has produced a video that documents the history of the United States’ pandemic response. It is well worth watching, because it is free of hyperbole and politics. It begins with … Continue reading

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This Must End!

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2020 Imagine for a moment that you’re a Canadian. Most Americans are vaguely aware of Canada as our neighbor to the north. Some can name most of the Canadian provinces, and some fraction of those can … Continue reading

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The Trump-Biden Debates

Alan Zendell, September 18, 2020 The Biden-Trump debates, the first of which occurs nine days from now, will not be as eloquent or long-winded as the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, but they will be equally momentous. They will also be … Continue reading

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Our Uneducated Secretary of Education

Alan Zendell, July 12, 2020 We learned two things about Secretary of Education Betsy Devos today, when she was interviewed at length by Dana Bash of CNN. One is the reason she and Ben Carson, who knows as little about … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Three

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2020 The 2018 Congressional election sent a message to the Trump administration that two components of his base – well-educated independents and suburban white women – had had enough of his race-baiting and divisiveness. As 2020 … Continue reading

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A Crumbling Presidency

Alan Zendell, June 1, 2020 Whether it was national defense, the environment, international trade, public health, or nuclear proliferation, the America Donald Trump inherited in 2017 was one that was fully engaged with the rest of the world. Over the … Continue reading

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Playing One on TV Doesn’t Make You a Real President

Alan Zendell, April 22, 2020 That’s what Trump biographer Michael d’Antonio implied in his op-ed today. It sounds like an attempt at dark humor, but the more you think about it the more profound it seems. Look at the evidence. … Continue reading

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After Sheltering in Place – What’s Next?

Alan Zendell, March 28, 2020 As one of the more vulnerable senior population, I’ve been thinking about what will happen after the corona virus pandemic runs its course, at least in its initial wave. One of the most challenging aspects … Continue reading

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