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He Solemnly Swore to Defend the Constitution

Alan Zendell, May 8, 2019 Every president’s first official act is to take his oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my … Continue reading

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Madman Diplomacy

Alan Zendell, March 4, 2019 Donald Trump, who never met a boast he couldn’t embrace, recently declared that it was his feigned irrationality that forced Kim Jong Un to negotiate. That was before the second summit between the two men … Continue reading

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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 Apparently, the president’s cabinet and national security advisers have all been replaced by three television … Continue reading

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Trump on the World Stage

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2018 No, I’m not writing about the Trump-Kim Singapore summit. You’ve already heard enough from pundits who know a lot more than I do about it, yet despite that, no matter who is espousing wisdom, it … Continue reading

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Bad Behavior

Alan Zendell, November 18, 2017 I’ve always liked Al Franken. As a comedian he was smart and funny. As a Senator he’s been a refreshingly level-headed voice supporting decency and progressive values. That said, it’s hard to have sympathy for … Continue reading

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R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

Alan Zendell, November 11, 2017 Aretha Franklin belted it out loud and clear. The president’s Asia trip has more than anything been a test of how much powerful foreign leaders respect him. The media has been filled with reports and … Continue reading

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The Only One Who Matters

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2017 The United States State Department has more than 30,000 employees. Most of them are dedicated professionals with no political affiliation. Many have narrow specialties which they’ve been honing for twenty years or more. Many speak … Continue reading

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