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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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Artificial Intelligence

Alan Zendell, October 6, 2021 The phrase artificial intelligence (AI) literally means intelligence displayed by inorganic entities (i.e., machines, computers) as opposed to humans and other animals. Beyond that simple definition lies much confusion and misunderstanding. In practical terms, AI … Continue reading

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Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial is Much More Than That

Alan Zendell, February 8, 2021 It’s going to be ugly and unpleasant. At times it will be infuriating and frustrating. And there will doubtless be moments when we feel shame exposing our darkest, seamiest aspects to the entire world. They’ll … Continue reading

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Stress Tests

Alan Zendell, December 12, 2020 Stress tests have been used ever since people have been building and manufacturing things to assure their safety and soundness. Would you get on an airplane if you didn’t know that every piece of the … Continue reading

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The Final Act of an Overlong Drama

Alan Zendell, November 2, 2020 The only thing our sharply divided country seems to agree on is that tomorrow’s election is the most crucial one in our lifetimes. When you hear a ninety-year-old say that, it means it’s more critical … Continue reading

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Polling and Statistics

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2020 Any statistician or analyst will tell you that statistics can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of unscrupulous people. It’s almost a cliché that any analyst worth his salt can use the same data … Continue reading

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The Great 2020 Dilemma

Alan Zendell, March 18, 2019 The dilemma is simple to explain, but don’t let that fool you. It’s extremely serious. Probably as serious as anything we’ve ever faced. The problem, of course, is Donald Trump. The dilemma is how to … Continue reading

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Waves (Blue, Red or Purple)

Alan Zendell, October 21, 2018 For the next few weeks it will be impossible to watch or listen to news or social media and not be reminded that there’s an election on November 6th. Many millions of dollars will be … Continue reading

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Putin Got Everything He Wanted

Alan Zendell, May 12, 2018 It’s finally clear what the Russians were up to during the 2016 election. Facts that have come to light in the last couple of weeks make it clear that their primary objective was sowing discord … Continue reading

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Facebook

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2018 When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed on CNN a couple of days ago he said he was sorry – kind of. If you’ve ever had a disagreement with a loved one, you know there’s … Continue reading

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