Author Archives: alanpzendell

The Enemy of My Enemy

Alan Zendell, May 6, 2021 As the Biden administration moves to get COVID under control and counter the stupidity of anti-vaxxers, Americans are responding positively. He has consistently polled better than his predecessor since the day he took office. There’s … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2021 Marriages break up for various reasons, the most common of which is “irreconcilable differences.” That’s another way of saying that in the absence of flagrant adultery or spousal abuse, couples drift apart, and rather than … Continue reading

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Children and Politics

Alan Zendell, April 28, 2021 The Trump administration shamelessly used children as political pawns in its war against all forms of immigration. The scenes of kids incarcerated at the border and separated from their parents were among the most cringe … Continue reading

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Two States and a Pandemic

Alan Zendell, April 26, 2021 I spent the first twelve months of the COVID pandemic in Maryland, and the most recent two in Florida. Given the craziness of 2020, the public comments by the states’ respective governors, and Trump’s still … Continue reading

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Time to Stop the Bleeding

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2021 There’s been a rash of deaths associated with gun violence this year. Idivide them into categories: Individual/domestic incidents, mass shootings, andpolice-involved shootings. Our attention is sharply focused when something in thesecond or third category occurs, … Continue reading

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Americans’ Obsession With Guns

Alan Zendell, April 16th, 2021 The first report I saw of the April 15th mass shooting at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis described it as “the country’s deadliest shooting since 10 people were killed March 22 in a grocery shooting in … Continue reading

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A Traffic Stop in Virginia

Alan Zendell, April 14, 2021 Amid the seemingly endless shootings of men of color by police, it would be easy to dismiss last December’s traffic stop by two Windsor, Virginia police officers as a minor incident – after all, no … Continue reading

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Bad Boys

Alan Zendell, April 13, 2021 We all know them. They grow up resenting authority, rebelling against rules, pushing the envelope and flirting with trouble. It’s not just boys, but in a world in which men still hold most of the … Continue reading

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The United States Postal Service

Alan Zendell, April 10 2021 When I was a kid everyone took the post office for granted. Everyone in my building knew our mailman’s name, and our parents left $$-filled envelopes for him at Christmas. In the years after WW2, … Continue reading

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Culture War and Politics

Alan Zendell, April 3, 2021 Ever since Donald Trump hit the political scene in 2015 it’s been tempting to conclude that both our politics and our internal divisions over race and the distribution of wealth had hit a new low. … Continue reading

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