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Crime and Punishment

Alan Zendell, September 5, 2022 Some people think Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novel delving into the psyche of a criminal isn’t relevant today, but I’m not one of them. When I read it sixty years ago, it had a profound effect … Continue reading

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The Monday Night Massacre That Wasn’t

Alan Zendell, June 23, 2022 It might have happened on January 3, 2021. When Bret Kavanaugh was being vetted for his Supreme Court seat, it was widely reported that he believed Richard Nixon was improperly driven from office in 1974. … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Elephant

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2022, Conventional wisdom in the United States has it that Americans need not fear an accidental launch of nuclear missiles toward another country. It’s not something we can predict accurately, but we’ve seen evidence that our … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Madman Scenario

Alan Zendell, March 1, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was always going to be a risky proposition with the borders between Ukraine and four NATO countries within shelling and rocket range of the fighting. The risk seems greater now that … Continue reading

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A Critical Two Weeks for Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2022 As a patriotic American, I don’t know which is more embarrassing, a Senate that is unable to come up with fifty votes to assure that every American is able to vote, thus preserving the main … Continue reading

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Integrity, Elections, and Trump’s Eroding Base

Alan Zendell, October 8, 2021 When lawmakers and statesmen still valued integrity, opposition politicians would often resign in protest when they believed their government was acting illegally or about to do something that would damage their country. It was a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sinkng Ship

Alan Zendell, June 28, 2021 Remember Bill Barr, Donald Trump’s last Attorney General? Remember his smug, arrogant smirk, and how he could sound demeaning and sarcastic without uttering a word? Barr loved the power, reveling in the unfettered opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Disgrace of the Senate’s Acquittal

Alan Zendell, February 13, 2021 Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. I remember when February 12th was a national holiday except for a few southern states. HBO remembered, and they’ve been showing the 2012 film Lincoln wherein Daniel Day-Lewis brought Lincoln … Continue reading

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To Prosecute or Look Away

Alan Zendell, January 24, 2021 George Conway is a conservative Republican lawyer who was on the short list for two positions in the Trump administration in 2017. He did not receive the appointment as Solicitor General, and subsequently withdrew his … Continue reading

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Trump’s Smoking Gun

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2021 I wonder how many people will remember the name Brad Raffensperger fifty years from now. I say that because hardly anyone remembers the name Alexander Butterfield, today, despite the fact that he was the inadvertent … Continue reading

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