Tag Archives: COVID deaths

America’s Second Civil War

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2021 Make no mistake, our country is at war with itself. No one has deployed armed forces or launched missiles, but there have already been far too many casualties. The first was Heather Heyer, who was … 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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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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The Coming Reckoning

Alan Zendell, January 11, 2021 There will be a reckoning for the Capitol insurrection. It’s not a question of “if” but “when.” And the when is critical right now, as right-wing militant groups enabled and incited by the president and … Continue reading

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The Horrifying Aftermath

Alan Zendell, November 13, 2020 Ten days after the November 3rd election our nation is in a surreal place. If Steven Spielberg wrote it up and tried to sell it to Hollywood, they’d laugh him out of town. The spectacle … Continue reading

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The Cynical Case for Herd Immunity

Alan Zendell, October 15, 2020 A group of Iowa farmers erected this billboard to guide people to Wednesday’s rally at the Des Moines, IA airport. As rich as the English language is in adjectives and adverbs, it is insufficient to … Continue reading

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The President’s Illness

Alan Zendell, October 3, 2020 Whatever else it may be, Donald Trump’s personal battle with COVID-19 is a wake-up call for every American. After months of being battered into submission by both the virus and the political bombast that erupted … Continue reading

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