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Inflection Points

Alan Zendell, August 16, 2022, President Biden often says we are at an inflection point in our history. In mathematics, an inflection point defines when a downward trend turns upward, or vice versa. That sounds very technical, but applied to … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Alan Zendell, August 2, 2022 Some people plan everything they do in agonizing detail. Others, like me, play things by ear, trusting that we can adapt to changing conditions as they arise. That’s not to say we never think about … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Lies and Insurrection

Alan Zendell, June 8, 2022 Last January, the Department of Justice indicted Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the leader of the far-right extremist group, The Oath Keepers, charging him with seditious conspiracy. Two days ago, DOJ indicted Henry Tarrio, leader of … Continue reading

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It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn

Alan Zendell, February 6, 2022 Apparently, people have been saying that for four hundred years. Whenever things look really bleak, when people are terrified or sad and feeling hopeless, that mantra helps them stay sane. The darker it gets the … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Animal on Earth

Alan Zendell, February 1, 2022, Animals aren’t inherently dangerous unless you get caught between them and their young, their home, or their food. The most dangerous animals are those that are cornered, scared, or injured. Thus, we describe trapped, deadly … Continue reading

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A Critical Two Weeks for Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2022 As a patriotic American, I don’t know which is more embarrassing, a Senate that is unable to come up with fifty votes to assure that every American is able to vote, thus preserving the main … Continue reading

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Hope For Christmas

Alan Zendell, December 24, 2021 Being neither a Christian nor a fan of organized religion, I’m not fond of Christmas, either. My idea of celebrating is to avoid its associated hypocrisy as much as possible. Growing up in New York … Continue reading

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Pre-Holiday Jitters

Alan Zendell, December 20, 2021 Christmas is five days away, the beginning of 2022 only twelve. It’s normally a joyous time for most people, but the news today is shockingly depressing. I scanned the CNN website this morning as I … Continue reading

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Our House is On Fire

Alan Zendell, December 6, 2021 Imagine if you will that you’re sitting at home one evening. It’s been hot, and there’s a huge storm forecast. Leaves and twigs are already blowing everywhere, and there have been tornado watches all day. … Continue reading

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Today’s Republican Party

Alan Zendell, October 19, 2021 “We’re going after them!” That was what Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Stephen Colbert last night, referring to people who refuse to respond to subpoenas from the Special House Committee investigating the violent January 6th … Continue reading

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