Tag Archives: partisanship

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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Tigers Don’t Change Their Stripes

Alan Zendell, September 15, 2017 Winston Churchill famously changed parties twice during his political career. Both times it was on differences of principle: free trade, tariffs, equal treatment of social classes. When he was accused of being disloyal and untrustworthy … Continue reading

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Conservative Values

Alan Zendell, August 4, 2017 I learned a lot about conservative values this week. It was enlightening. It was uplifting enough to restore my confidence in the future. Why? I read Senator Jeff Flake’s book, which he named after Barry … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering and the “Efficiency Gap”

Alan Zendell, May 29, 2017 National polls have long shown that voters decry Congressional gridlock and ultra-partisanship. Arguably, they were a major part of the general displeasure with Washington which fueled the populist uprising that drove the campaigns of Donald Trump … Continue reading

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