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 Does the Federal Government Fail So Miserably Most of the Time?

6.5 M people with active social security numbers are 112 or older.   When I spotted this headline in the Washington Times, and misinterpreted it, my heart took a bounce.   First came astonishment and joy. With that many men and...

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

In his speech before the Roman Senate, when he accused Catiline of conspiracy to overthrow the state, Cicero famously proclaimed, “O ye immortal gods, where on earth are we? In what city are we living? What constitution is ours?”   A...

Why 'Garbage People' Deserve a Second Look

Recently I met a man who could serve as the billboard for “toxic masculinity.” It was mid-January, a Tuesday, and a deer had smashed into my Honda Accord on I-81 in Southwestern Virginia. That collision destroyed the passenger side of the car...

Discovering How to Make Peace with Ourselves After Moral Failure

You are a good person who abides by a moral code, right? Whatever its source, this code serves as your set of principles, an ethical standard you cannot violate without damaging your soul. The code is your Ten Commandments, your Constitution, the...

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

In “Back To Discipline: Disparate Impact Reflects Disparate Reality”, Heather MacDonald applauds the Federal Commission on School Safety’s repudiation “of disparate-impact analysis.” She writes: Disparate-impact analysis holds that if a...

Is There a Case for Keeping the Lights on in America's Libraries?

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges   Like Borges, Americans have long treasured libraries.   From Benjamin Franklin, who helped put together one of America’s first lending...

Falling IQ Scores Suggest We’re Getting Dumber. Can We Reverse Course?

Are we getting dumber?   Apparently so.   In a June 2018 issue of Newsweek, Scottie Andrew reported the following: “A Norwegian study published Monday found a seven-point dip in IQ test scores per generation among men...

Would Trump's Wall Eventually Pay for Itself?

In January, 2018, citing an extensive study from Harvard University, the Washington Times reported that 80 percent of Americans, including 68 percent of Democrats, want tighter security on our southern border.   Many of those polled, we...

What a Woman

Fierce. Honest. Libertarian. Author and professor Camille Paglia speaks her own mind, uses logic rather than histrionics to make her arguments, and is unafraid of blowback from her critics. Though a lifelong Democrat and a supporter of Bernie...

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”  ~ C.S. Lewis, The Abolition Of Man In the movie...

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