Category Archives: Articles

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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In Memoriam

Alan Zendell, Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 I watched the PBS Memorial Day Concert last night. It was a lot like previous concerts, filled with patriotic tributes to Americans lost defending their country in war, with two noticeable differences. One … Continue reading

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What Happened to Republican Leadership?

Alan Zendell, May 28, 2021 We could capture all the political problems our country faces today with a single question – where have all the conservative leaders of the past two decades gone? I’m thinking of a select few: George … Continue reading

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Returning to Normal

Alan Zendell, May 26, 2021 If you think like I do, you looked at the title and thought – what does that even mean? People remark that we’re returning to normal every day and I want to ask each one: … Continue reading

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An Insurrection Fable

Alan Zendell, May 21, 2021 The following is fiction. Any similarity between what is written below and actual events is entirely intentional. No names have been changed to protect the innocent because every one of these miscreants is as guilty … Continue reading

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Life After COVID

Alan Zendell, May 18, 2021 When we consider what life will look like after COVID, the biggest unknown is how many of us will have been vaccinated. The anti-vax movement has been around for two hundred years, even when small … Continue reading

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The American Renewal Project

Alan Zendell, May 14, 2021 Dystopian futures fascinate us. Whether it’s an alien invasion, a zombie apocalypse or a nuclear holocaust, we are irresistibly drawn to tales describing how our country or our world might be destroyed. As early as … Continue reading

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