Tag Archives: politics

Inciting Violence

Alan Zendell, May 27, 2020 Brutus said it to Julius Caesar, John Wilkes Booth screamed it at Abraham Lincoln when he shot him, and Virginia adopted it as its state motto after King George’s army surrendered at Yorktown. And on … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell, Master of Partisanship

Alan Zendell, April 23, 2020 Oscar Wilde said that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. Judging by our country’s response to the COVID-19 virus, he was wrong. Consider the way Hollywood has treated pandemics. There have been at least … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Our Governors.

Alan Zendell, April 13, 2020 Our country and the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If this were a movie, serious actors would portray serious politicians consulting even more serious experts and pooling their resources. Politics would … Continue reading

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Happy Days are (Almost) Here Again

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2019 Embedded deeply in my philosophy is the belief that baseball is an excellent metaphor for life. When the Washington Nationals completed their unlikely fight to win the World Series two weeks ago, their radio voice, … Continue reading

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Bullies 101

Alan Zendell, January 26, 2019 Sometimes when I tutor kids, it’s clear that they never learned some of the basic skills they need in elementary school, so I have to go back to Arithmetic 101. The lesson is the same, … Continue reading

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Missteps And Misstatements

Alan Zendell, July 19, 2018 I’ve been spoiled most of my life. I’ve had wonderful role models as my heroes, and with the exception of Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, none of them were politicians. They were my teachers, those … Continue reading

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Stability

Alan Zendell, May 10, 2018 We know from physics that there are several ways to achieve stability in physical systems, and that principle translates well into the world of politics and human affairs. One way to achieve stability is for … Continue reading

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