Monthly Archives: June 2021

Saving Our Future

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2021 If it wasn’t obvious before last week, it should be now. Our country and the planet of which it is a small part are in trouble. The problem is more serious than petty politics, huge … Continue reading

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Living in Interesting Times

Alan Zendell, June 29, 2021 The phrase, “We live in interesting times” is an ironic warning about coming uncertainty and jeopardy. Whether or not it was originally a Chinese curse, the implication is that war and chaos are a lot … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sinkng Ship

Alan Zendell, June 28, 2021 Remember Bill Barr, Donald Trump’s last Attorney General? Remember his smug, arrogant smirk, and how he could sound demeaning and sarcastic without uttering a word? Barr loved the power, reveling in the unfettered opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Sinema-Manchin Roadblock

Alan Zendell, June 23, 2021 Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who was elected to represent Arizona in 2018, has been in an unusual position for the past month. The media has characterized her as “the other” Democratic voice opposed to killing … Continue reading

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The Decline of Two Would-Be Autocrats

Alan Zendell, June 15, 2021 They’re not exactly two peas in a pod, but there are far more similarities than differences between recently deposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and recently defeated American President Donald Trump. Their most regrettable … Continue reading

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Centrist Compromise May Be Our Last Hope

Alan Zendell, June 11, 2021 Although it’s been looking grim lately, all hope is not yet lost that the partisan impasse in Congress can be broken. That’s not to say that salvation from congressional gridlock is at hand, but why … Continue reading

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The Death of Integrity in Politics

Alan Zendell, June 8, 2021 Political leaders have long struggled to balance integrity with self-interest. That’s not new, but what is, is that political integrity now seems to be on its deathbed. There have always been intense disagreements among politicians, … Continue reading

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A Deadly Game of Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 4, 2021 Brinksmanship is like poker. You may be holding a winning hand. You may be bluffing. More than one player may believe he has a winning hand, and some players may behave irrationally. If that happens … Continue reading

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Democracy Under Attack

Alan Zendell, June 2, 2021 In the aftermath of the American Civil War, the country was more divided than at any time in its history. Racist philosophies and policies were considered politically correct by millions of Americans, many of whom … Continue reading

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