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Jess Fields

Jess Fields

Public policy analyst who has worked with state and local officials in 31 states. Prior to that, an at-large city councilman in a town of 100,000. His writing has been featured in such outlets as the Dallas Morning News, the New York Daily News, and the San Antonio Express-News. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Why Trump’s Right on Syria

In late October, 1983, at the height of the Lebanese civil war, a truck with 12,000 pounds of explosives detonated at the Marine barracks in Beirut. 241 U.S. soldiers were killed. Ronald Reagan wasn&# …

Trump is Maneuvering to Make Elizabeth Warren the Nominee

What is Trump doing? That’s the question on the minds of many other Republicans I know – all supporters of the President. They’ve asked, variously, whether he’s just making a bunch …

When Words Are Hurtful

I’ll never forget something that happened one day in high school. In one of my classes was a popular, likable athlete – the very picture of calm and collected – who always wore a smile and …

The Reality of Evil

Our nation has seen its fair share of violence in recent years, and the blame goes all around. It’s the guns, some folks say. Others pin it on a lack of mental health resources. Still others fin …

Epstein’s America

Jeffrey Epstein was the epitome of what our society tells us success looks like. Money, power, sex. Private jets, enormous homes, expensive cars. He had all the things we see on television, on our soc …

Shelter From the Storm

Can I be honest with you, reader? There is nothing I want to talk about less right now than politics. That’s why I haven’t written here in months. Not because of a dislike of writing –&n …

Where is Beauty in the Modern Christian Church?

Notre Dame’s tragic fire has inspired a global reaction as many grieve the damage to such a timeless, historic structure. Yet Notre Dame is far more than that – it is a major expression o …

Why Donald Trump Will Probably Be Re-Elected

The signs are beginning to point more clearly to a Trump re-election victory. Confirming that, Goldman Sachs has released a report stating that President Trump is likely to be re-elected in 2020: Whil …

Beto Paid Himself With Campaign Funds?!

From the “how did this not come out in that major Senate race he ran against Ted Cruz last year” files, the Daily Caller reports: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke paid rou …

THE BOOB TUBE: America’s Teeming With Mindless, Television-Addicted Zombies – Here’s the Cure

Americans are totally and completely addicted to television, and a new report from Verizon shows just how much each state watches every day, on average. From that report, the top 15 states for televis …

Unnamed Sources Throw Shade on AG Summary… So What?

Ah, The New York Times. They sure love unnamed sources. Like that time when they cited “unnamed sources” to help build the case that Iraq was developing nukes. How well did that work out? And now …

Bernie Sanders is the Stale Green Potato Chip at the Bottom of the Bag

Bernie Sanders is starting to look, well, less hip and cool. Now that virtually all Democrat candidates have embraced some of the tenets of socialism, Bernie’s edge is fading. Nowhere is this mo …

Brexit in Jeopardy as May and Corbyn Secretly Meet

Another eventful – if by eventful we mean historically unprecedented – day in Westminster. Here is a brief, and by no means complete, list of the happenings around Brexit over the past not-quit …

Famous People Really Want to Kill More Babies!

There’s not a whole lot of sugar coating something like this: What the letter says, for you in the TLDR crowd, is that a bunch of actors are going to leave Georgia if the proposed pro-life legislati …

May’s Brexit Betrayal

Well, this happened: In a statement from Downing Street, Mrs May said she wanted to agree a new plan with Mr Corbyn and put it to a vote in the Commons before 10 April – when the EU will hold an …

It’s Brexit Time, Baby!

My goodness, Brexit has become exciting. I rarely watch the news anymore, but I could watch the House of Parliament talk about Brexit for hours and hours. Today was no exception, as Parliament rejecte …

You Hate Erick Erickson Because He’s More Honest Than You’ll Ever Be

Upfront disclaimer: no one at Resurgent, including Erick Erickson, asked me to write this. I write of my own choice, in response to things I have read said about a fundamentally decent guy that bother …

What a Monk From 1,600 Years Ago Has to Say About Our Modern Mental Health Crisis

Depression is growing among young adults. But why? According to the study that revealed these findings, it has something to do with “… factors such as technology and digital media use and …

Chaos in Parliament; No-Deal Brexit Now Highly Likely

This article is being published just before 2200 GMT. And as of right now: The British House of Commons voted for the EU-offered compromise that delays Brexit until April 12 if Parliament does not su …

Read This and Renew Your Faith in Humanity

Here are the words of 16-year-old Charlotte Howard, an extraordinary girl in Hastings, a town in England. Charlotte, you see, is a hero: I would like to raise money for this man, I believe his name is …

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