Tag Archives: voting rights

Breaking the Logjams

Alan Zendell, January 11, 2022 Logjams are fascinating. There’s nothing really holding all those logs together, no ropes or wires or nails. What keeps them all locked in place is the pressure of flowing water holding them in place against … Continue reading

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President Joe

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2022 On a day when our president spoke so eloquently and forcefully about saving our country, I feel compelled to write about him. I’ve been a fan of Joe Biden for fifty years, because he always … Continue reading

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A Critical Two Weeks for Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2022 As a patriotic American, I don’t know which is more embarrassing, a Senate that is unable to come up with fifty votes to assure that every American is able to vote, thus preserving the main … Continue reading

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Goobye to 2021

Alan Zendell, December 31, 2021 A year ago, most of us were saying, “Good riddance” to 2020. Some may say that about 2021, but the two years could hardly have been more different. It’s time to set the record straight. … Continue reading

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Hope For Christmas

Alan Zendell, December 24, 2021 Being neither a Christian nor a fan of organized religion, I’m not fond of Christmas, either. My idea of celebrating is to avoid its associated hypocrisy as much as possible. Growing up in New York … Continue reading

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Pre-Holiday Jitters

Alan Zendell, December 20, 2021 Christmas is five days away, the beginning of 2022 only twelve. It’s normally a joyous time for most people, but the news today is shockingly depressing. I scanned the CNN website this morning as I … Continue reading

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Our House is On Fire

Alan Zendell, December 6, 2021 Imagine if you will that you’re sitting at home one evening. It’s been hot, and there’s a huge storm forecast. Leaves and twigs are already blowing everywhere, and there have been tornado watches all day. … Continue reading

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States’ Rights and the Future of Our Democracy

Alan Zendell, December 3, 2021 When we studied the fifteen years between the American revolution and the adoption of our Constitution, our teachers presented the debate over how the new republic’s government should look as a done deal. In the … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2021 Last evening two notable events occurred. One was at a social gathering of my senior community, where I took a lot of razzing from my very purple friends. Their consensus was that henceforth I would … Continue reading

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Democrats Must Get Their Act Together or Admit They’re Unable to Govern

Alan Zendell, October 28, 2021 Presidential candidates spend every year divisible by four making promises. They argue about them at town halls and during televised debates. They attack each other’s ideas, nitpick the details, and vie for voters’ support for … Continue reading

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