Tag Archives: Trump

The Lone Warrior Versus the Virus

Alan Zendell, July 1, 2020 When Donald Trump named himself “The Lone Warrior” on Twitter last night, he revealed more than he intended. He told us that his mental illness may be entering a critical stage in which he feels … Continue reading

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Trump’s Flagging Base of Support

Alan Zendell, June 26, 2020 Yesterday, President Trump told Sean Hannity, his primary cheerleader on Fox News that Joe Biden will be elected president in November because, “People don’t love me enough.” There’s a lot to parse in that brief … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part One

Alan Zendell, June 10, 2020 There are many ways to know a thing. We start with facts to gain a cognitive understanding. We research context and solicit other people’s views to make sense of it. When possible, we observe it … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Hypocrisy

Alan Zendell, June 3, 2020 I try to base my opinions on facts, but to be honest, I have a long-standing bias against Facebook which is entirely visceral, like the way I always cringe when I encounter a snake. It’s just … Continue reading

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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

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Leadership or Self-Interest?

Alan Zendell, May 15, 2020 In the 1967 film, A Guide For the Married Man, Robert Morse tells his friend Walter Matthau that if his wife ever catches him in a lie he should, “Deny, deny, deny.” In the following … Continue reading

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Wrongheaded Leadership

Alan Zendell, April 16, 2020 There is much about the COVID-19 pandemic that defies reason and makes us feel like the world is spinning out of control. That’s serious because in a crisis, one of the things we most need … Continue reading

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Emergency Powers and the Election

Alan Zendell, April 10, 2020 Much has been written about Donald Trump’s leadership or lack of it during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as has been the case throughout this administration, we must be careful not to get distracted and miss … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget . . .

Alan Zendell, April 3, 2020 At a time of crisis with Americans dying at an exponentially increasing rate, I’m torn between possibly worsening our country’s divisiveness and persisting in telling necessary truths. The Trump administration daily makes that choice easier … Continue reading

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The Price of a Grandparent’s Life

Alan Zendell, March 24, 2020 Partisan politics is always suspended during a national emergency, isn’t it? We didn’t hear much partisan bickering on December 8, 1941 or September 12, 2001. Our nation had been attacked, and the vast majority of … Continue reading

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