Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Integrity, Elections, and Trump’s Eroding Base

Alan Zendell, October 8, 2021 When lawmakers and statesmen still valued integrity, opposition politicians would often resign in protest when they believed their government was acting illegally or about to do something that would damage their country. It was a … Continue reading

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Freedom

Alan Zendell, August 31, 2021 One of the first things we Americans learned as children was that we lived in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We heard it repeatedly until it became a mantra, … Continue reading

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America at a Critical Turning Point

Alan Zendell, July 30, 2021 Political processes and the evolution of nations occur at a snail’s pace. Like observing a receding glacier, we only realize how significantly things have changed when we look back and compare today’s reality with that … Continue reading

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Comparing Then and Now

Alan Zendell, July 6, 2021 Running for re-election in 1984, Ronald Reagan asked Americans if they were better off than they were when he took office. Yesterday, President Biden delivered an Independence Day speech that asked Americans to compare where … Continue reading

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What Were We  Celebrating on the Fourth?

Alan Zendell, July 5, 2021 For me, something about the Fourth of July was off this year. I felt like the country was desperate to celebrate something, but not sure what it was. The legacy of the last five years … Continue reading

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Children and Politics

Alan Zendell, April 28, 2021 The Trump administration shamelessly used children as political pawns in its war against all forms of immigration. The scenes of kids incarcerated at the border and separated from their parents were among the most cringe … Continue reading

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Culture War and Politics

Alan Zendell, April 3, 2021 Ever since Donald Trump hit the political scene in 2015 it’s been tempting to conclude that both our politics and our internal divisions over race and the distribution of wealth had hit a new low. … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and the Filibuster

Alan Zendell, March 27, 2021 I’m not an expert in either government or politics, but if there’s anything in our history that has a worse record of hypocrisy than the Senate filibuster, I’m not aware of it. As we learned … Continue reading

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A Party At War with Itself

Alan Zendell, February 15, 2021 In his new book, A History of What Comes Next, Silvain Neuvel describes the unfortunate circumstances in which the German population, specifically, it’s surviving men, found itself in 1946: The Germans are in shock, stunned, … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

Alan Zendell, December 30, 2020 Assuming that you pay any attention to him, these days, do you still shake your head struggling to understand why Donald Trump behaves the way he does? After a year-and-a-half of the most bitter, hate-filled … Continue reading

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