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A Pox on Both Houses

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2021 This week will probably be the most difficult one this or any recent Congress has faced in years. The need for bipartisan agreement is more desperate now than at any time I can remember, but … Continue reading

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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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Baby Steps – Signs of Progress

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2021 Nearly seven months into his presidency, Joe Biden faces more problems than he did when he took office. He inherited a nation plagued by divisiveness whose root causes go back to Colonial days, which his … 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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Saving Our Future

Alan Zendell, June 30, 2021 If it wasn’t obvious before last week, it should be now. Our country and the planet of which it is a small part are in trouble. The problem is more serious than petty politics, huge … Continue reading

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A Nation Spinning Out of Control

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2021 We’re all weary from what we experienced in the last year. We’ve suffered terribly from the pandemic, losing friends and family members, jobs, and careers. Our children’s educations have been disrupted. We talk about things returning … Continue reading

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A Rational Pre-election Discourse

Alan Zendell, October 30, 2020 An unusual thing happened this morning. I received a comment to a recent post from a Trump supporter. The surprising thing was that it was rational, and more important, the commenter probably represents the views … Continue reading

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Donald and Vladimir

November 30, 2018 Today, speaking for President Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders said, “The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax … probably undermine[s] our relationship with Russia.” After all the outrageous things she’s said on his behalf, that’s a pretty amazing statement. I … Continue reading

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Dreamers and Borders

Alan Zendell, January 25, 2018 The Trump White House offered what they described as a significant compromise on immigration today. On its face it looks like that’s true. It not only offers the three quarters of a million DACA kids … Continue reading

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Train Wrecks

Alan Zendell, December 18, 2017\ Today’s unfortunate, tragic train accident between Tacoma and Olympia, Washington elicited a couple of perplexing reactions from President Trump. As emergency crews were desperately trying to stabilize train cars hanging over interstate 5 so they … Continue reading

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