Jeff Minick

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Latest by Jeff Minick in ITO

  • Stimulus Goodies, Good Souls, and Grifters
    March 30, 2020

    Stimulus Goodies, Good Souls, and Grifters

    An insider describes how people are responding to the coronavirus stimulus package.

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  • Love in a Time of Coronavirus
    March 27, 2020

    Love in a Time of Coronavirus

    The ugliness or beauty of language can have a profound impact on society, as we see with the debate over what to call the coronavirus.

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  • COVID-19 and the Disappearance of SJWs
    March 24, 2020

    COVID-19 and the Disappearance of SJWs

    Where'd all the social justice protesters and complaints go?

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  • Toilet Paper Derangement Syndrome: It’s Here and It’s Real
    March 23, 2020

    Toilet Paper Derangement Syndrome: It’s Here and It’s Real

    If you're worried about becoming a victim of the Toilet Paper Apocalypse, don't worry, the U.S. has survived such "shortages" before.

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  • Will We Know If Our Precautions Kept Coronavirus at Bay? Here’s One Simple Test
    March 19, 2020

    Will We Know If Our Precautions Kept Coronavirus at Bay? Here’s One Simple Test

    A wealth of government data will help us to understand if all these restrictions actually prevented the spread of the coronavirus.

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  • Latest by Jeff Minick in Chronicles

    • Hope in Little Platoons
      October 1, 2019

      Hope in Little Platoons

      For 26 years, I taught hundreds of home-educated students, including my own children. My checkered teaching career also includes a semester in a university, two years at a prison, and two years in a public high school. During my last 15 years of that teaching, I conducted seminars for homeschoolers in Asheville, North Carolina, offering instruction in literature, composition, history, and Latin.

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    • April 7, 2019

      Happy Warriors

      For decades, conservative commentators and writers have told anyone who would listen that America is going to hell in a handbag. James Burnham’s Suicide of the West, John Derbyshire’s We Are Doomed, Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower, Mark Steyn’s After America, and thousands of other books and articles have revealed the damage done to our culture and our republic by the left.

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    • In Praise of Cultural Appropriation
      August 12, 2018

      In Praise of Cultural Appropriation

      Recently I read of a 67-year-old woman who wanted to run in a marathon. She had never run for exercise in her life, but her desire and passion led her to put on a pair of sneakers, leave the house, and walk a mile.

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    • December 2, 2017

      The Pronouns of Bedlam

      Jordan Peterson and others like him understand in their bones one great truth: Language matters. The names by which we call people, places, and things are vital both to our perceptions of reality and to reality itself.

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    • January 8, 2017

      Blood From a Stone: Observations of a Serf

      Like most conservatives, I believe that the federal government is out of control in its spending and its regulations. Like most conservatives, I believe the chief concerns of that government to be the defense of the United States, international negotiations, and certain interior measures regarding interstate trade and travel.

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