Tag Archives: Science

The Billionaires’ Space Race

Alan Zendell, July 20, 2021 This morning’s Blue Horizon launch of four people into “near space,” was perfect by every standard. It went off precisely on time, going straight up, as advertised, to a maximum altitude of seventy miles, flying … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

You’re Fired!

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2020 The American people have spoken. By the time all the votes are counted, Joe Biden will have received five million votes more than Donald Trump. In most countries that purport to be democracies, that’s all … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Of Sound Mind and Body

Alan Zendell, October 9, 2020 Once again, we find ourselves mired in chaos created by Donald Trump. This time it’s about his physical and mental health a week after being hospitalized with COVID. There was a time when contradicting his … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mitch McConnell, Master of Partisanship

Alan Zendell, April 23, 2020 Oscar Wilde said that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. Judging by our country’s response to the COVID-19 virus, he was wrong. Consider the way Hollywood has treated pandemics. There have been at least … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crisis Management

Alan Zendell, March 14, 2020 In recent years, whenever our leaders debated foreign policy, borders, women’s rights, climate change mitigation, the nation cringed watching partisanship, special interest money, and individual self-interest derail attempts at reasonable resolution. We got angry, we … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Slow-Motion Trainwreck

Alan Zendell, December 21, 2018 Events have been so dynamic, so confusing, with everything seeming to change by the hour, I must have missed it. Apparently, the president’s cabinet and national security advisers have all been replaced by three television … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rob Porter’s Security Nonclearance

Alan Zendell, February 10, 2018 Sherlock Holmes (aka, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) famously said, “…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Consider the sordid case of Rob Porter’s temporary security clearance. It’s impossible that while … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Matter of Necessity

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2018 Two thousand eighteen has thus far been a year in which subjects that have been whispered about all throughout the previous year are spoken about openly. The president’s sanity and emotional stability, his ability to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment