Tag Archives: COVID

It’s About Time

Alan Zendell, September 24, 2021 This isn’t about time travel, though the subject fascinates me. It’s about time as the enemy of progress, the antithesis of positive inertia for needed change. It’s about the basic truth that delay and procrastination … Continue reading

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Federal Supremacy

Alan Zendell, September 10, 2021 The Federal Supremacy Clause of our Constitution “establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions. It prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise … Continue reading

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Eight Months In

Alan Zendell, September 8, 2021 Did anyone else hear the alarm bells going off on all the cable hype networks? Catastrophe! Afghanistan was a debacle, COVID-Delta is killing people faster than its parent virus, and Republican Governors and legislatures are … Continue reading

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Freedom

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2021 One of the first things we Americans learned as children was that we lived in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We heard it repeatedly until it became a mantra, … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans – Two Striking Contrasts

Alan Zendell, August 22, 2021 The City of New York and the effort to wind down our military involvement in the war-torn (so-called) nation of Afghanistan both faced daunting challenges of Intelligence gathering and logistics over the last few months. … Continue reading

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America at a Critical Turning Point

Alan Zendell, July 30, 2021 Political processes and the evolution of nations occur at a snail’s pace. Like observing a receding glacier, we only realize how significantly things have changed when we look back and compare today’s reality with that … Continue reading

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Re-writing the History of the January 6th Insurrection

Alan Zendell, July 27, 2021 As the House Special Committee begins to receive testimony in its investigation of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, we are hearing gut-wrenching testimony from the police officers who were most directly involved in … Continue reading

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Leaving Afghanistan, Triage on a Global Scale

Alan Zendell, July 9. 2021 Triage is an unpleasant but necessary concept. Sometimes, we can’t save everyone no matter how deserving or worthy they are. It happens on battlefields, during epidemics, and in routine hospital settings, as when there are … Continue reading

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Comparing Then and Now

Alan Zendell, July 6, 2021 Running for re-election in 1984, Ronald Reagan asked Americans if they were better off than they were when he took office. Yesterday, President Biden delivered an Independence Day speech that asked Americans to compare where … Continue reading

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What Were We  Celebrating on the Fourth?

Alan Zendell, July 5, 2021 For me, something about the Fourth of July was off this year. I felt like the country was desperate to celebrate something, but not sure what it was. The legacy of the last five years … Continue reading

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