Tag Archives: partisanship

Mitch’s Choice

Alan Zendell, November 3, 2019 Ask 100 Americans what they think about the partisan divisions in our country, and ninety-nine will decry how awful they are, and how, if allowed to continue, they could destroy what remains of our democracy. … Continue reading

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Founders’ Wisdom

Alan Zendell, May 21, 2019 It’s fashionable, these days, to focus on what the Founders got wrong, and there’s plenty of fodder to feed that trend. Writing nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago, they couldn’t possibly have gotten everything right. The most … Continue reading

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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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