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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.

Should This DACA Recipient Have Been Locked Up for Over a Month?

I’m as much in favor of curbing illegal immigration as anyone. But I’m confused as to why a lady who was brought here at age 3 from Peru, graduated from Texas A&M (my alma mater), and …

Religious “Nones” Are Now the Biggest Religious Group in America

This is huge news, from General Social Survey data: The 2018 GSS was just released and there's some big news. Those of "no religion" (23.1%) are statistically the same size as evangelica …

It’s World Down Syndrome Day, So Remember That Most Down Syndrome Babies Are Aborted

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a great moment to pause and reflect on how most Down Syndrome babies are aborted. They cannot speak for themselves, these aborted souls. Their only crime is not being …

Demonic Practices Go Mainstream

Man has a natural desire to grope for eternal truth. This was placed there in the beginning. Thus, it’s hardly surprising that, as our society drifts away from “organized religion,” young people …

City Blocks Church From Opening to Have More Bars

So much for religious liberty. In southern Oklahoma, of all places! The City of Ardmore, Oklahoma has decided to prevent a church from opening to protect future bars that may or may not open in the sm …

A Few Traits of Christian Fathers

For a long time, our culture promoted a narrative that being a man meant hiding your emotions, concealing your flaws, and projecting an image of success to the world around you. This translated into a …

Don Jr is Totally Wrong on Forcing Social Media to be Fair

Donald Trump, Jr. wants to force social media companies to allow conservative opinions. This is a really bad idea. The chain of potential unintended consequences flowing from such a move would hurt ev …

Melting Snowflakes

For 20 percent of Millennials, getting zero “likes” on social media is more stressful than being in an argument with a partner. For 20 percent of Millennials, getting zero “likes” on social me …

The Media’s Disgusting Obsession With Porn

Linked on Drudge Report is an article in the Daily Mail about some new sex club that opened up in Los Angeles. I won’t link to it here. It seems like such articles are now a regular feature in the m …

The Christian Genocide in Nigeria

Christians are being slaughtered in Nigeria. A newly released report says that since February, 120 have been killed and 140 homes destroyed. Fulani militants are to blame. The Fulani are a large Islam …

Are Smartphones Worse Than Absent Fathers?

A new study found that adolescents with major depression jumped by 52 percent from 2005 to 2017. Why? In that article, from USA Today, a professor from San Diego State named Jean Twenge says that it&# …

Evil.

Sadly, the following things must be said in our time. What the New Zealand shooter did was evil. It cannot be defended, so don’t even try. There is no excuse for killing innocent people. White s …

Hachikō ハチ公, Love 愛, and Christ イエスキリスト

If you’ve seen a movie about Japan, you’ve probably seen Shibuya Crossing. It features heavily in one of my favorite films, Lost in Translation. The “scramble crossing,” as it …

What Do We Expect of Our Kids?

You’ve surely heard of the college admissions scandal. Wealthy and famous parents cheated to get their children into good colleges. Now they’re in big trouble, as they ought to be. Everyon …

The End of Brexit?

“If we vote to leave, then we will leave. There’ll not be another renegotiation and another referendum.” – David Cameron, 2015 In a truly disappointing day for the United Kingd …

God Save the Queen

Theresa May, whose premiership has been a protracted death rattle for the stability of Britain’s democratic institutions, lost again yesterday. Her clumsy Brexit deal with the European Union wen …

BREAKING: Pelosi Won’t Impeach

In what is sure to break the hearts of progressive activists everywhere, Nancy Pelosi tells the Washington Post there won’t be any impeachment effort forthcoming. This will, undoubtedly, further emb …

Ardmore, Oklahoma Planning Commission Recommends Blocking Church From Downtown

Ardmore, Oklahoma, is a small Oklahoma city of about 25,000. The way their planning commission acts, however, you’d think they were Manhattan. So says a story from the Daily Ardmoreite, reportin …

What Does Success Feel Like?

The other day, the Editor of The Resurgent, Erick Erickson, wrote a thoughtful article about dealing with doubt as one’s career and life undergo change. Here are a few personal thoughts that may be …

How Far For Christ?

If you found your job suddenly at odds with your values, what would you do? One New Jersey college administrator recently faced that dilemma. Dr. Cynthia Newman was the Dean of Rider University’ …

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