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The Reality of a Nuclear World Order

Alan Zendell, October 10, 2022 The week after next is Cuban Missile Crisis Week. It will mark sixty years during which the world managed to avoid self-destruction with nuclear weapons. I have vivid memories of the final day of the … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Good From Evil

Alan Zendell, October 5, 2022 It’s often said that, like sausage making, the more you scrutinize politics and diplomacy, the worse they look and smell. A main reason I object to mixing religious and secular education is that religion plants … Continue reading

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The Challenges We Face

Alan Zendell, September 30, 2022 The phrase, “When it rains, it pours,” is usually a reference to problems piling on top of each other. Not to strain the metaphor too much, depending on what those problems are, they can lead … Continue reading

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Autocrats, Real and Imagined

Alan Zendell, September 22, 2022 The two immediate crises faced by everyone on Earth stem from the same source – the trend toward autocrats and the cults that support them. Our future may hinge on the actions of two men, … Continue reading

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Wind Farms

Alan Zendell, September 15, 2022 Of all the issues critical to our future that have been taken hostage by political extremists, climate change may be the most serious, depending on whether you believe the long-term health of our planet or … Continue reading

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Positive Signs

Alan Zendell, September 13, 2022 As 2022 began, everything seemed to be trending in the wrong direction. Congress was hopelessly deadlocked. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had re-aligned himself with Donald Trump, tying his future to the former president’s. Democrats … Continue reading

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Tough Choices

Alan Zendell, September 9, 2022 The next couple of months are not a time when Americans who care about our future can afford to take our eyes off the ball. We’re under a lot of stress, from inflated prices, women’s … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

Alan Zendell, September 5, 2022 Some people think Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novel delving into the psyche of a criminal isn’t relevant today, but I’m not one of them. When I read it sixty years ago, it had a profound effect … Continue reading

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Adrenaline

Alan Zendell, September 2, 2022 Last night, President Joe Biden set the tone for the Democrats’ approach to the midterm elections. There was nothing subtle about his message. Democrats are betting that when faced with a choice between the anti-democratic … Continue reading

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The Trends, They Are A-Changing

Alan Zendell, August 30, 2022 For a year-and-a-half, many Democrats criticized President Biden for being too passive in the face of unrelenting attacks from the right and the extremes within his own party. They asked, “Why doesn’t he fight back?” … Continue reading

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