Jeff Minick

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Jeff Minick is a free-lance writer and teacher living in Front Royal, Virginia. He may be found online at jeffminick.com.

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No Mas: Enforce the Law, Protect Our Borders

"In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber." - Flannery O’Connor   A country that can’t control its borders is by definition no longer a country.   As I write these words, 7,...

Whatever Happened to Coffee Shop Courtesy?

“I’ve become that guy who sits in the corner and keeps his opinions to himself.”   I am working away on my laptop in a coffee shop that serves as my second home when the man at the nearby table speaks those words. Here’s a sixty-something...

Something Wicked this Way Comes: Sexbots are in production

You arrive home from a long day of work. Your partner greets you at the door with your favorite beverage, eases you into a chair, and massages your shoulders to get rid of the kinks accumulated by the day. Supper—healthy and one of your favorite...

Owning Your Guilt: Why Everyone Must Learn to Do It

In The Great Divorce—the title comes from Milton’s Paradise Lost and refers to the separation of Heaven and Hell—C.S. Lewis paints an unforgettable picture of hell. This is not the Gehenna depicted in the Bible, in the homilies and writings of the...

Why Feminists Hate Toxic Femininity

In the 1990s, “toxic masculinity” entered the language. Though pegging a meaning to this term is difficult, The Good Men Project offers a solid definition: “a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence,...

Age of Rage: Five Possible Reasons for Our Current Madness

How did we arrive at a point in our history where gangs of hecklers chase politicians from restaurants, where senate hearings have lost all decorum, where family members and friends part ways over politics?   Every day brings new examples...

Should the Stupidity of Youth Be Used Against Us?

All human beings of sound mind are walking, breathing time machines. With a flip of the switch—and often, under a stimulus like Proust’s madeleine biscuit, that switch sometimes flips itself—we can soar via our memories across the decades, sitting...

Does the Senate Think Americans Are Stupid? The Kavanaugh Hearings Suggest the Answer is Yes.

There’s a problem with the latest of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assaults during his high school years.   Julie Swetnik claims that Kavanaugh and other young men attended parties in high school where they filled the punch bowl...

Calling the Education System ‘Progressive’ is a Lie. Here’s Why.

A correspondent friend of mine from France recently lamented the changes in her country’s educational system and the falling test scores of French students. She then casually added, “I wish we would go back to the way we were taught in the 50s and...

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

 “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But...

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