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Legacies of the 2022 Election

Alan Zendell, November 11, 2022 When historians look back on the 2022 election, four things will stand out most prominently: America’s defense of its democracy, clear evidence that Donald Trump’s influence has diminished, the impact of young voters and women … Continue reading

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A Warning About the Midterm Elections From the UK

Alan Zendell, October 20, 2022 Analogies can be misleading, and there are more differences than similarities in the political crises facing the United Kingdom and the United States, but there’s a warning for Americans in the shockingly rapid demise of … Continue reading

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Elections – the Foundation of Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, July 14, 2022 Today was the final day of early primary voting in Maryland, which made me think about how fragile our democracy is. You have to be registered as either a Democrat or a Republican in Maryland … Continue reading

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The Will of the Minority

Alan Zendell, January 17, 2021 When our Founding Fathers proposed that our nation be governed by democratically elected leaders, intending that we would be led by people who reflected the will of the majority of voters, it was a bold … Continue reading

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The Urgent Need to Pass the For the People Act

Alan Zendell, March 25, 2021 The aftermath of the Trump years is a number of genuinely urgent issues that need to be addressed now. Trump was indefatigable in his many and varied attempts to undermine our Constitution, and the damage … Continue reading

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Biden’s Second Fifty Days – Voting Rights

Alan Zendell, March 13, 2021 In her morning newsletter, today, historian Heather Cox Richardson wrote “the American Rescue Plan launched the country in the direction it has avoided since 1981, using the national government not to cut taxes, which favors … Continue reading

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The Next Election

Alan Zendell, March 9, 2021 There was never any question about whether President Biden would be able to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, only whether the Republicans would participate in a bipartisan attempt to restart our economy and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Loose Ends

Alan Zendell, January 18, 2021 On the penultimate day of the Trump administration, this is the state of the Union: The Pandemic – By far, the most stunning and disturbing loose end of the Trump administration is the number of … Continue reading

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American Elections Need a Face Lift

Alan Zendell, February 5, 2020 Anyone who has ever worked as a consultant advising businesses about how to handle data and information could explain what’s wrong with our electoral process in a matter of minutes. It would only take a … Continue reading

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The Greatest Threats We Face

Alan Zendell, June 20, 2018 The greatest threat to America is not North Korea. It’s not Iran. It’s not radical Islamist terrorism. It’s not gun violence, the millions of people who can’t afford healthcare, or Social Security potentially going bankrupt. … Continue reading

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