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

Why We Need Local Newspapers to Protect the Common Good

While many newspapers have shut down or laid off employees in the last ten years, many small-town newspapers across the country are not only surviving, but in some cases are thriving. That they are doing so is the result of several factors – their...

A Comparison of Two Very Different Protests

In mid-January America witnessed two rallies that offer a stark contrast in activism. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, over 22,000 men and women gathered in Richmond, Virginia, to protest the gun laws lawmakers are seeking to enact. Organized by...

The Effect of the Trump Impeachment on Our Republic

With the attempt to impeach Donald Trump, the United States of America has come to a decisive point in its history.   Let’s revisit the election of 2016. Suppose Hilary Clinton had taken the White House. What would have happened? The...

One Reason for Donald Trump’s Success

Some Grinches hate America! The whole American scene! And no one quite knows the reason why they wish to vent their spleen. It could be, perhaps, that their shoes are too tight. It could be their heads aren’t screwed on just right. But I...

Saving the Real American Dream in 2020

In Mark Helprin’s humorous and insightful novel Freddy and Fredericka, Freddy, the bumbling Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, and his spoiled wife Fredericka, are dispatched on a special mission: to conquer the United States of America...

Treasures in the Trash: Signs of Our Abundant Life

Here I am visiting with my son, his wife, and their children in Asheville, North Carolina. This morning I was outside enjoying the dawn and the crowing of the roosters when I looked with new eyes at the yellow recycling bins at the edge of their...

Cracks in the Concrete: Is PC Culture in Danger of Extinction?

Have we finally hit bottom? In Alcoholics Anonymous, “hitting bottom” means you wake up one morning in yet another drunken stupor, can’t remember anything you said or did the previous evening, realize you either need to change your life or die,...

Cui Bono? Our Endless Wars

The killing of Iran’s Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani by an American drone in Baghdad unleashed a firestorm of protests in the United States. Outfits ranging from Rolling Stone Magazine to The New York Times...

A Note to Politicians: What Average Americans Want

On New Year’s Eve, four of my siblings, their spouses, and I gathered at my sister’s house in Asheville, North Carolina. A table covered with side dishes and hors d’oeuvres, wonderful conversations and reminiscences, and glasses raised at midnight:...

Good News: Some Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

Let’s jump into 2020 by looking at some good news. In The Spectator, Matt Ridley reports we’ve just had the best decade in human history. He kicks off his article with this paragraph: Let nobody tell you that the second decade...

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