Jeff Minick

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.

Recent blog posts by this author

Money Talks: China and the NBA

On October 4, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a message of support for the protesters in Hong Kong: “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” On October 6 the National Basketball Association’s Chief Communications Officer...

‘Let’s Eat the Babies!’

“Save the planet – Eat the children.” So read the words on the t-shirt of one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters. In addition to the slogan, the young woman offered these thoughts at the Ocasio-Cortez town hall event on Thursday,...

Why We Lie to Our Doctors

Let’s suppose you’re having transmission trouble with your car. You take it to a mechanic, but instead of explaining about the transmission, you tell him the brakes are squishy. Would you lie to the mechanic about the problem with your automobile...

Our Divisive News Media Needs Clark Kent

When I was a kid growing up in Boonville, North Carolina (population 600), my public library was the comic book and magazine section near the front of Weatherwax Pharmacy on Main Street. Because I occasionally spent the 12 cents to buy one of the...

What SEALs and Caesar Teach About Slowing Down

With the exception of some entomologists, few people are fans of cockroaches. We may admire the beauty of a butterfly, the industry of an ant, and the intricacy of a spider’s web, but show us a cockroach, and we’re ready to roll up that magazine we’...

Expensive and Dangerous: Our Epidemic of Prescription Meds

Pop. Pop. Pop. That’s a common occurrence in households throughout America. I’m not talking about gunfire or Orville Redenbacher’s corn. I’m talking about popping pills.  Most of us are aware of the opioid crisis. As the National...

Deep Roots: Radicalism and the University

Nearly every morning, I read some new story about radicalism on college campuses – the suppression of speech, students up in arms about some micro-aggression, or professors deriding their country.  I recently came across two such pieces....

Why We Need a Voter’s License

License. My online dictionary defines that word as “a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade (especially in alcoholic beverages).” Our society abounds in licenses. Getting a driver’s...

Winning the Lottery Every Day

It’s mid-September, and I am privileged to spend five nights at a beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at the invitation of a long-time friend, John. Two of John’s other friends, Susan and Franklin, are also here. The weather so far...

Real Hope and Change: It Begins With Us

Over the years, I have encountered some well-meaning Christians consoling guilt-ridden family members or friends. Perhaps they abused their spouses, or hit the bottle too many times, or were sent to prison for dealing dope. Perhaps they betrayed a...

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