Tag Archives: gun control

Of the People, By the People, For the People

Alan Zendell, May 27, 2022, Abraham Lincoln thus defined democratic government. The concept and the images it evoked were the central ideas of his political philosophy, to which he often returned, most notably in closing his Gettysburg Address: “we here … Continue reading

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War (and other) Crimes

Alan Zendell, May 25, 2022, Most of the civilized world is appalled by the unprovoked violence Russian soldiers have rained on Ukraine. The nonstop shelling of once beautiful, productive cities which Valdimir Putin considers legitimate targets has continued for three … Continue reading

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A Deadly Game of Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 4, 2021 Brinksmanship is like poker. You may be holding a winning hand. You may be bluffing. More than one player may believe he has a winning hand, and some players may behave irrationally. If that happens … Continue reading

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Time to Stop the Bleeding

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2021 There’s been a rash of deaths associated with gun violence this year. Idivide them into categories: Individual/domestic incidents, mass shootings, andpolice-involved shootings. Our attention is sharply focused when something in thesecond or third category occurs, … 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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A Horrifying Scene

Alan Zendell, February 3, 2020 Many Americans who saw these photographs shook their heads decrying the way third world countries operate, relieved that scenes like this never happen here. The pictures must have been taken in one of those shithole … Continue reading

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A Microcosmic Trump Week

Alan Zendell, August 21, 2019 By any reasonable standard this would be an insane week, but it’s a perfect microcosm of the Trump administration. This was the week of Greenland, guns, and anti-Semitism. If it had occurred two years ago, … Continue reading

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Guns In Schools

February 26, 2018 When Governor Jay Inslee of Washington responded to President Trump’s proposal to arm teachers in our public schools at the National Governors’ Conference, it didn’t take a mind reader or a psychologist to read the president’s body … Continue reading

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