Tag Archives: voting rights

A Pox on Both Houses

Alan Zendell, September 27, 2021 This week will probably be the most difficult one this or any recent Congress has faced in years. The need for bipartisan agreement is more desperate now than at any time I can remember, but … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

Alan Zendell, September 24, 2021 This isn’t about time travel, though the subject fascinates me. It’s about time as the enemy of progress, the antithesis of positive inertia for needed change. It’s about the basic truth that delay and procrastination … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Posse

Alan Zendell, September 2, 2021 As a kid, whenever I watched a movie or TV western, there was one thing I could always count on. Some bad guys would rob a bank, shoot an innocent bystander or two, then jump … Continue reading

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Baby Steps – Signs of Progress

Alan Zendell, August 12, 2021 Nearly seven months into his presidency, Joe Biden faces more problems than he did when he took office. He inherited a nation plagued by divisiveness whose root causes go back to Colonial days, which his … Continue reading

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America at a Critical Turning Point

Alan Zendell, July 30, 2021 Political processes and the evolution of nations occur at a snail’s pace. Like observing a receding glacier, we only realize how significantly things have changed when we look back and compare today’s reality with that … Continue reading

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The Death of Integrity in Politics

Alan Zendell, June 8, 2021 Political leaders have long struggled to balance integrity with self-interest. That’s not new, but what is, is that political integrity now seems to be on its deathbed. There have always been intense disagreements among politicians, … Continue reading

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Democracy Under Attack

Alan Zendell, June 2, 2021 In the aftermath of the American Civil War, the country was more divided than at any time in its history. Racist philosophies and policies were considered politically correct by millions of Americans, many of whom … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences

Alan Zendell, May 5, 2021 Marriages break up for various reasons, the most common of which is “irreconcilable differences.” That’s another way of saying that in the absence of flagrant adultery or spousal abuse, couples drift apart, and rather than … Continue reading

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A Nation Spinning Out of Control

Alan Zendell, March 23, 2021 We’re all weary from what we experienced in the last year. We’ve suffered terribly from the pandemic, losing friends and family members, jobs, and careers. Our children’s educations have been disrupted. We talk about things returning … Continue reading

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The Next Election

Alan Zendell, March 9, 2021 There was never any question about whether President Biden would be able to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, only whether the Republicans would participate in a bipartisan attempt to restart our economy and … Continue reading

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