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

An Antidote To Madness: The Happy Creek Coffee Shop

Daft. Demented. One sandwich short of a picnic. No light on in the attic. Out to lunch. Stark raving mad. Every morning, these words and phrases pop to mind as I jump from site to online site, catching the headlines, browsing part of an article...

Twisting Words: A Look at 'Lynching'

On October 22, Donald Trump tweeted a message regarding the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him: So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without...

Public Schools: Tearing Human Minds to Pieces?

Recently CNN and the Human Rights Campaign partnered to present an hours long forum with the Democratic presidential candidates on LGBT issues and the proposed Equality Bill. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and the rest all endorsed the bill,...

The Clock Is Ticking: Trillions in Debt With No Solutions

As the U.S. Debt Clock reveals, our national debt will soon reach an astounding $23 trillion.  We show little inclination to rein in spending, cut programs, investigate cost overruns, or reduce the number of federal workers. No, we...

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...

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