Tag Archives: partisanship

Senator Jeff Flake

Alan Zendell, September 29, 2018 Opinions abound concerning Senator Jeff Flake’s (R, Arizona) motivations. Yesterday, he forced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, Kentucky) to allow a one-week delay in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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The Morning After

Alan Zendell, September 28, 2018 Yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court came off yesterday pretty much the way Chairman Chuck Grassley intended. There were no witnesses other than Professor Christine Blasey … Continue reading

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A Faustian Bargain

Alan Zendell, May 1, 2018 One of the clichés of modern life is “be careful what you wish for.” The problem isn’t so much with our wishes as with how far we’re willing to go to realize them, and once … Continue reading

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Things We Take For Granted

Alan Zendell, October 29, 2017 Growing up in the years after the second world war, it was easy to believe that America was the land of the good guys. We were nobler and fairer than the rest of the world, … Continue reading

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Our Flawed Constitution

Alan Zendell, October 14, 2017 Ever since we were children, we’ve been taught that the American system of government is the most progressive, democratic, and overall best system ever invented. Of course, we believed that with all our hearts back … Continue reading

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The Failure of Graham-Cassidy – RIP

Alan Zendell, September 23, 2017 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said a couple of days ago that he could give us ten good reasons to vote against this bill. Coming from Grassley that’s significant, because he has been a consistently conservative … Continue reading

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The Last Cynical Gasp of the Republican Senate

Alan Zendell, September 19, 2017 I hate to cast this in terms of Democrats versus Republicans, but the Senate Republicans have set it up that way. They seem relentless in their attempt to set health care back on the deadly … Continue reading

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