Tag Archives: Putin

R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

Alan Zendell, November 11, 2017 Aretha Franklin belted it out loud and clear. The president’s Asia trip has more than anything been a test of how much powerful foreign leaders respect him. The media has been filled with reports and … Continue reading

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The Muscovian Candidate

Alan Zendell, October 9, 2017 Many of the people who read this blog knew me first as a science fiction writer (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=alan+zendell). Spending a lot of time with my mind in other universes may be the reason I can tolerate … Continue reading

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Monday Review: Gerrymandering, Russia, and Health Care

Alan Zendell, June 19, 2017 Gerrymandering Two weeks ago, I wrote that the Supreme Court would be addressing gerrymandering in its current session https://wordpress.com/post/americathebeautiful.blog/801. They are now poised to take up a Wisconsin case in which the lines drawn by … 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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Doublethink

Alan Zendell, April 28, 2017 “Doublethink” is a word coined by George Orwell in 1984. It’s similar to the word “doublespeak,” but there are important differences. “Doublethink” means holding two contradictory beliefs simultaneously and accepting both as true (http://www.orwelltoday.com/doublethink.shtml). “Doublespeak” … Continue reading

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Words Matter

Alan Zendell, April 13, 2017 Words matter, they really do. Sometimes they matter more than actions. Last year’s political campaign proved that with sixteen months of populist, nationalistic bombast from one side and a peculiar directionless rhetoric from the other … Continue reading

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Russia

Alan Zendell, April 11, 2017 Stephen F. Cohen is a Professor Emeritus in Russian Studies from Princeton and New York Universities. Over the last few months he’s often been interviewed on cable and network news programs concerning the charges that … Continue reading

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