Tag Archives: Republican Party

Of the People, By the People, For the People

Alan Zendell, May 27, 2022, Abraham Lincoln thus defined democratic government. The concept and the images it evoked were the central ideas of his political philosophy, to which he often returned, most notably in closing his Gettysburg Address: “we here … Continue reading

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It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn

Alan Zendell, February 6, 2022 Apparently, people have been saying that for four hundred years. Whenever things look really bleak, when people are terrified or sad and feeling hopeless, that mantra helps them stay sane. The darker it gets the … Continue reading

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The American Renewal Project

Alan Zendell, May 14, 2021 Dystopian futures fascinate us. Whether it’s an alien invasion, a zombie apocalypse or a nuclear holocaust, we are irresistibly drawn to tales describing how our country or our world might be destroyed. As early as … Continue reading

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Saving Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, May 9, 2021 Sometimes, it’s necessary to get out of the weeds and adjust our perspective. Context is everything. That’s truer for the current struggle for control of the Republican Party than anything else happening in America. Suppressing … Continue reading

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The Mind Of a Trump Supporter

Alan Zendell, February 21, 2021 Don’t let the title fool you. I have no idea what goes on in the mind of a Trump supporter. The things they say usually make me roll my eyes. Absent any other information, it … Continue reading

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Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial is Much More Than That

Alan Zendell, February 8, 2021 It’s going to be ugly and unpleasant. At times it will be infuriating and frustrating. And there will doubtless be moments when we feel shame exposing our darkest, seamiest aspects to the entire world. They’ll … Continue reading

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The Biden Era Begins

Alan Zendell, January 19, 2021 When Barack Obama was inaugurated as President in 2009, Mitch McConnell, who was Senate Minority Leader at the time, said, “My job is to assure that Obama is a one-term president.”  He did not achieve … Continue reading

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The Conservative View of Impeachment

Alan Zendell, December 21, 2019 Because I believe that all Americans have the inalienable right to a roof over their heads, nutritious food on their tables, and access to basic health care, many people “accuse” me of being a Liberal … Continue reading

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We’re Still Fighting the Civil War

Alan Zendell, December 15, 2019 It’s been 154 years since the Civil War ended – or has it? In 2008, I naively interpreted Barrack Obama’s victory to mean we had finally outgrown the hatred and prejudice that grew out of … Continue reading

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