Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

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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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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Hypocrisy and the Filibuster

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2021 I’m not an expert in either government or politics, but if there’s anything in our history that has a worse record of hypocrisy than the Senate filibuster, I’m not aware of it. As we learned … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Gentler, Saner America

Alan Zendell, January 23, 2021 I’m not a historian, but I’ll bet there has never been a sharper contrast in presidential administrations in our history. Joe Biden has been president for only three days, and we already know exactly what … Continue reading

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Our Uneducated Secretary of Education

Alan Zendell, July 12, 2020 We learned two things about Secretary of Education Betsy Devos today, when she was interviewed at length by Dana Bash of CNN. One is the reason she and Ben Carson, who knows as little about … Continue reading

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The Great 2020 Dilemma

Alan Zendell, March 18, 2019 The dilemma is simple to explain, but don’t let that fool you. It’s extremely serious. Probably as serious as anything we’ve ever faced. The problem, of course, is Donald Trump. The dilemma is how to … Continue reading

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The State of Trump’s Union

Alan Zendell, February 5, 2019 Most of us are engaged in some form of negotiation all the time. Raising our kids, managing relationships with significant others, haggling over the cost of rugs and chickens, negotiating business deals, getting along with … Continue reading

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Intransigence

Alan Zendell, January 10, 2019 In most people, intransigence is a symptom of ignorance and/or insecurity. When we’re stuck trying to defend a point of view we know little or nothing about, or we feel unable to support a position … Continue reading

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Season 116, Episode 1

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2019 You might think from what I’ve said or written, that I’m one of those Democrats who Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) ramblingly described as hating Trump so much I would do anything to defeat him, … 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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