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

To Whose Good? Our Schools and the Sexualization of the Young

In “Sexualization, Pornography, and Grooming in the Schools,” Amy Contrada reports on the introduction of “comprehensive sex education (CSE) into our schools. After reading her article and following some of the links, which contain graphic...

Land of the Free? Let’s Hope It Stays That Way

This past week I attended a basketball game at a small, local college.             Like many people, I put my right hand on my heart as we stood to sing the National Anthem. When we came...

Bring Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Home From China

Suppose we ran out of antibiotics? Suppose penicillin suddenly disappeared from our pharmacies and hospitals? Suppose the pain suppressants we use for headaches and arthritis, blood pressure medications, and drugs used to treat everything from...

Why the Deception? The Chinese Government and Coronavirus

If you have kept abreast of the coronavirus outbreak in China, an influenza threatening to spread to other parts of the globe, you may be aware that some investigators who believed the virus came from a laboratory rather than a wet market were...

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Our Judgment of Others

In an online post “Convictions and Doubts: The Case of Cardinal Pell,” RJ Smith offers an in-depth analysis of the trial and conviction of Cardinal George Pell, “the most senior member of the Catholic Church ever convicted of child sex offenses...

Let’s Hear the Truth About Coronavirus

What is happening in China? We now know that Dr. Li Wenliang of Wuhan raised early warnings about the coronavirus. Taken into custody, the doctor was “reprimanded by Wuhan police and forced to sign a letter acknowledging he had made ‘...

Americans Need Charming Humor, Not Sarcastic Wit

The Times of London recently reported this protest at Oxford University: How do you respond when placard-waving students occupy your 15th-century quadrangle and refuse to leave until you sell the college’s shares in oil companies? As...

Ten Tips for Men to Survive Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: The holiday that men fear and women adore. Recently, I was speaking with my brother about Valentine’s Day. He recounted that several years ago he suggested to his wife of 40 years that they ignore Valentine’s Day, telling her...

The Impacts of China’s Coronavirus Extend Beyond Health

If the coronavirus in China spreads throughout that nation and abroad, it may bring more than sickness and death to that country and to the world. This epidemic may have dire consequences for the global economy as China is a world center for...

The Catholic Church and Illegal Immigration

At the age of 40, I converted to Catholicism. A friend of mine at the time, also Catholic, told me her rule when entering the confessional booth: “Be brief, be blunt, and be gone.” I’ll be following that advice about brevity and bluntness in this...

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