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Goobye to 2021

Alan Zendell, December 31, 2021 A year ago, most of us were saying, “Good riddance” to 2020. Some may say that about 2021, but the two years could hardly have been more different. It’s time to set the record straight. … Continue reading

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New Rays of Hope

Alan Zendell, November 17, 2021 Looking back on the last couple of years, an objective observer might conclude that the Biden presidency was set up to fail. He inherited a Republican opposition, two of them, actually, that despise each other … Continue reading

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The Republican Powder Keg

Alan Zendell, November 10, 2021 Today’s Republican Party is like two freight trains on a collision course. Its two factions clearly hate each other. One is tied to Donald Trump, the other despises him and recognizes that he’s an existential … Continue reading

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Democrats Must Get Their Act Together or Admit They’re Unable to Govern

Alan Zendell, October 28, 2021 Presidential candidates spend every year divisible by four making promises. They argue about them at town halls and during televised debates. They attack each other’s ideas, nitpick the details, and vie for voters’ support for … Continue reading

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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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