Author Archive | Jerry Newcombe

America’s Work Crisis

With another Labor Day come and gone, it’s fascinating to note that America’s work ethic is in trouble today. And the coronavirus has made it worse. We now have a labor shortage crisis. Columnist Victor Davis Hanson (8/11/21) describes some of the symptoms of our current labor shortages: “Airliners cannot take off due to fuel […]

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Biden’s Excessive Executive Orders

Within his first two weeks in office, President Biden has signed an unprecedented number of executive orders—47. Writing for Quartz (1/31/21), Amanda Shendruk notes, “Joe Biden has been US president for less than two weeks and has already issued nearly as many executive action as Trump and Obama did in the same period, combined.” [Emphasis […]

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Law and Disorder

Americans were shocked by the assault on the U. S. Capitol that took place on January 6th, ostensibly by Trump supporters.  The US Capitol Police Chief, who has since resigned, stated: “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, […]

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Election Integrity

This is not a banana republic. This is the United States of America. Here we are on the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Compact (November 11, 1620) — the document that initiated American democracy that culminated in the Constitution and our freedoms.  And yet election integrity is at risk. How this is resolved may well […]

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The Antidote to Cancel Culture

Each week brings more bad news on “cancel culture”—primarily individuals losing their jobs for one alleged offensive statement. Cancel culture is about shutting people down based on passing, momentary ideological fads.  The communications director of Boeing was forced to abruptly resign because someone complained about an article he wrote in 1988 arguing against women serving […]

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The Attack on Christ in Modern America

With violence in the streets of many of our most prominent cities, there is an underlying subtheme that is also troubling. Christophobia, which attacks anything Christian, is surely on the march. Perhaps the latest example is the burning of Bibles in recent Portland protests.  On 8/2/20, Washington Examiner noted, “Portland protesters were filmed burning Bibles […]

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Alternative Anthem and Jesus

America is undergoing its cultural revolution right now, obliterating as much of the past as possible. We saw over the weekend, “social justice warriors” in Rochester, NY, tearing down a statue of Frederick Douglas—even though he was an ardent abolitionist.  And some in the cancel culture even want to tear down statues of Jesus. CBNNews.com noted last month […]

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Freedom Versus Tyranny on Display

Dr. Richard Land once called our country, “the divided states of America.” How apt — especially when we survey the various responses to the coronavirus. They are lessons in liberty and lessons in tyranny. To paraphrase what a friend of mine wrote me recently, “We have 50 real-world government examples of liberty or tyranny — […]

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And Then There Were None

In 2008, Abby Johnson, the manager of the Bryan, Texas (100 miles from Houston) Planned Parenthood, became that organization’s Employee of the Year. By 2009, she quit for conscience’ sake. Why? That year, for the first time, she saw an ultrasound of an abortion of a 13-week old unborn child in her own clinic. This […]

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A Tale of Two Revolutions

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe  Could a contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution be relevant to today’s conflicts? I think so. The attempt to demote historic icons, like George Washington, is a case in point.  George Washington grew up as a gentleman farmer in Virginia and was a fourth generation slave-owner. But […]

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