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Culture War and Politics

Alan Zendell, April 3, 2021 Ever since Donald Trump hit the political scene in 2015 it’s been tempting to conclude that both our politics and our internal divisions over race and the distribution of wealth had hit a new low. … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and the Filibuster

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2021 I’m not an expert in either government or politics, but if there’s anything in our history that has a worse record of hypocrisy than the Senate filibuster, I’m not aware of it. As we learned … Continue reading

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The Painful Demise of a Would-Be Autocrat

Alan Zendell, November 14, 2020 He began as merely an annoying gadfly. With an ego large enough to fill a stadium, he believed the world was hanging on his opinions. He flouted social norms, bragged about his alleged prowess with … 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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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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Fanning the Flames of Domestic Violence

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2020 When my younger son was a high school junior he was attacked in the school cafeteria. Since my son is white, and the boy who jumped on him in front of hundreds of students and … Continue reading

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How To Make Bad Situations Worse – A Primer

Alan Zendell, May 29, 2020 Regardless of how you feel about the presidency of Barrack Obama, one thing most of America concluded from it was that we had turned a corner as a nation. For a black man to have been … Continue reading

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We’re Still Fighting the Civil War

Alan Zendell, December 15, 2019 It’s been 154 years since the Civil War ended – or has it? In 2008, I naively interpreted Barrack Obama’s victory to mean we had finally outgrown the hatred and prejudice that grew out of … Continue reading

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I’d Even Accept Help From the Mooch

Alan Zendell, August 19, 2019 That’s how bad it’s gotten. Short of the Devil, I’d accept help from anyone. But the Mooch? Today, Anthony Scaramuchi, who served as Donald Trump’s Communications Director for eleven days, two summers ago, announced that … Continue reading

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The Long View – Why Trump Will Fail

Alan Zendell, August 16, 2019 Every day I hear people moan about how Trump is going to be re-elected. That defeatism is not only depressing, it’s dead wrong. While the Democrats proved in 2016 that they are uniquely capable of … Continue reading

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