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Living in Interesting Times

Alan Zendell, June 29, 2021 The phrase, “We live in interesting times” is an ironic warning about coming uncertainty and jeopardy. Whether or not it was originally a Chinese curse, the implication is that war and chaos are a lot … Continue reading

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The Death of Integrity in Politics

Alan Zendell, June 8, 2021 Political leaders have long struggled to balance integrity with self-interest. That’s not new, but what is, is that political integrity now seems to be on its deathbed. There have always been intense disagreements among politicians, … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2021 Marriages break up for various reasons, the most common of which is “irreconcilable differences.” That’s another way of saying that in the absence of flagrant adultery or spousal abuse, couples drift apart, and rather than … Continue reading

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Getting Vaccinated

Alan Zendell March 16, 2021 The very notion of politicizing a vaccine for a debilitating disease is beyond stupid, not to mention that it places countless millions of people at risk. It’s a further testament to the danger of having … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Senate Impeachment Vote

Alan Zendell, January 26, 2021 In two weeks, the U. S. Senate will conduct the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Americans are so weary of the political divide, of all the infighting and lying and misrepresentations, not to mention … Continue reading

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Joy Deferred

Alan Zendell, January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day Wednesday, November 4th was a beautiful day in Maryland, thirty miles north of the White House. The sun shone, the temperature reached 62, and every outside table at every restaurant in our town … Continue reading

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Accountability

Alan Zendell, January 8, 2021 After what has been done to it, the United States needs a complete accounting and reckoning if it is to recover its economic and social health and its standing in the world. There are a … Continue reading

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The Loss of Objective Truth

Alan Zendell, November 20, 2020 If you’re old enough to have read 1984 in high school (well before 1984 actually arrived) you probably remember how chillingly reasonable it sounded. Writing in the years immediately after World War 2, George Orwell … Continue reading

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This Must End!

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2020 Imagine for a moment that you’re a Canadian. Most Americans are vaguely aware of Canada as our neighbor to the north. Some can name most of the Canadian provinces, and some fraction of those can … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Democracy – Part Two

Alan Zendell, June 12, 2020 No analogy is perfect. Brokerage firms warn us that past performance is not a guarantee of future success. Similarly, while the rise to power of Adolf Hitler has much in common with Donald Trump’s, America … Continue reading

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