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Presumption of Innocence

Alan Zendell, October 4, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a classic speech this morning. He’s at his most eloquent spewing political spin disguised as high-sounding principle. In this case, he was making the innocent-until-proven-guilty defense of Brett Kavanaugh’s … Continue reading

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The Morning After

Alan Zendell, September 28, 2018 Yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court came off yesterday pretty much the way Chairman Chuck Grassley intended. There were no witnesses other than Professor Christine Blasey … Continue reading

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The Hearing

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2018 I really don’t want to but I feel compelled. I watched every minute of the Anita Hill hearing twenty-seven years ago. For most of it, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing, and … Continue reading

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Credibility: Kavanaugh vs Ford

Alan Zendell, September 19, 2018 In October of 1991, my wife and I were trying to add a new chapter to our annual tradition of finding a beautiful forest to hike in as leaves rained down around us in all … Continue reading

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Mueller and the Court

Alan Zendell, August 5, 2018 As frequently noted here and elsewhere. Donald Trump is a master of obfuscation. While those of us who are trained in logical discourse and scientific method are often appalled by his relatively incoherent style, it … Continue reading

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The Slide to Autocracy

Alan Zendell, July 25, 2018 I was one of many who was struck, early on, by the similarities between Donald Trump’s rise to power and that of Adolf Hitler. The number of websites devoted to the subject is astounding, and … Continue reading

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Distractions

Alan Zendell, July 5, 2018 The announcement of the retirement of Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ushered in a week of chaos, depression, anger, and anxiety. In other words, it had exactly the effect Donald Trump hoped it would. … Continue reading

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