Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Under Siege

Alan Zendell, March 20, 2018 “Under siege” is one of those phrases that’s so overused it’s almost a cliché. This week it’s being used by every news outlet to describe the Trump White House. To me, it evokes memories of … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory

Alan Zendell, March 2, 2018 The theory goes, if you’re smarter than everyone else and a genius at tactics, timing, reading the crowd, and knowing where the escape tunnel is, you can juggle dozens of balls at once and no … Continue reading

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Draining the Swamp or Trashing the Constitution?

Alan Zendell, February 1, 2018 Populist candidates for president often like to cast themselves as outsiders who will ride in on a white horse and clean up the Washington swamp. Donald Trump did it, and he managed to energize the … Continue reading

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Conspiracy versus Stupidity

Alan Zendell, December 21, 2017 It’s sometimes difficult for people who aren’t in the inner circle to tell the difference between ulterior motives and sheer incompetence. In my experience, which includes nearly fifty years working for one government or another … Continue reading

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Sexual Misconduct

Alan Zendell, December 8, 2017 One of the more astounding aspects of the new reality of Trumpism is demurring on political correctness and just telling it like it is. Personally, I think that would be a great idea if it … Continue reading

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Ryan Needs to Show What He’s Made Of

Alan Zendell, May 26, 2017 Were I to write to House Speaker Paul Ryan, I could say everything I needed to in three words: “Grow a pair!” But that wouldn’t be nice, and more to the point he might not … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on Canada

Alan Zendell, April 23, 2017 Don’t get excited, it’s not that kind of war. Our missile silos in North Dakota have not been redirected northward. Our news media didn’t think this was important enough to cover, since Canada hasn’t made … Continue reading

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