Tag Archives: truth

A Personal Note to the President

Alan Zendell, November 23, 2020 Dear Donald, When you finally leave Washington, your name will be hallowed along with all the other wannabe dictators who had their moments in history end none too soon, to be relegated to the scrap … Continue reading

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The Trump-Biden Debates

Alan Zendell, September 18, 2020 The Biden-Trump debates, the first of which occurs nine days from now, will not be as eloquent or long-winded as the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, but they will be equally momentous. They will also be … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames of Domestic Violence

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2020 When my younger son was a high school junior he was attacked in the school cafeteria. Since my son is white, and the boy who jumped on him in front of hundreds of students and … 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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Trump’s Bad Press

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2020 Donald Trump may be right that Abraham Lincoln got better press than he did, despite Lincoln taking a principled stand that alienated half the country and resulted in the Civil War. Not that the Civil … 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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Bye Bye Sarah

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2019 In an administration that has come to be known for lies, alternative facts, and fake news, there has been no better poster child for the Trump brand than Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. It was apparent … Continue reading

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If the President Lies, Why Can’t I?

Alan Zendell, April 6, 2019 I’ve heard that question from children and adults, and it always makes me cringe. It underscores what I and many others have feared since the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy. There is not now … Continue reading

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