Author Archives: James Jeffrey

Where Did All the Good Men Go in the Abortion Debate?

They have a side of the story too and it isn’t nearly as monolithic as it’s often made to seem.

The Hot Winds of Purgatory on the Southern Border

Our writer headed there and found the asylum story much more complicated–and less hopeful–than he had imagined.

50 Years Later, the Apollo Program is Still Pure Poetry

We should, all of us, feel some pride at being a member of this audacious, death-defying human tribe.

Sullen, Lonely, and Unfriendly in the UK

Our writer returns to his native country only to find Britain in worse shape than America.

The Post-War Temptation Towards Anger and Guns

A veteran reflects on dealing with rage after deployment and why he feels sympathy for incels.

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us greatly.

When Did Online Dating Become Like Drone Warfare?

Both are ruthlessly efficient yet far from effective at winning hearts and minds in the long term.

The Other Side of ‘Allahu Akbar’

In his travels through the Mideast and Africa, our writer found mostly peaceful Muslims, kind to a fault and proud of their religion.

Camino de Santiago: We Were Born to Wander

Ensnared by the disposable trash of the enslaved society, we’ve forgotten how to walk.

The Banality of the Modern Hipster

They set out to rebel. They ended up conforming to the same consumer-oriented diversions as everyone else.

The Ethnic Tensions Haunting Africa’s Newest Powerhouse

Ethiopia is a success story. But hatred of its native Tigrayans is causing some to think nervously of Rwanda.

The Double-Edged Sword of Polarized Journalism

As Northam-gate showed, when reporters are driven by Twitter-fueled partisanship, the results can be good and bad.

How a Foreign Reporter Got Jaded Over the United Nations

And other relief organizations too. In places like eastern Africa, they come off as listless and are widely disliked.

What Is Saudi Arabia Up to in the Horn of Africa?

As America shifts away from the war on terror, Ethiopia is looking to the Gulf to fill our void.

How Christian Churches Are Trying to Save South Sudan

The clergy are one of the only credible institutions left in that war-torn country.

Hoping for Peace in the Horn of Africa

Decades of tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea may finally be abating, thanks in small part to strong words from the U.S.