Jim Wagner column
Jim Wagner
Jim Wagner is a retired businessman and freelance writer. His degree is in Psychology with a minor in English from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where he lived, worked, farmed and studied for nine years after his repudiation of the Vietnam War.

His profound concern for matters of good and evil in the world and in the workings of politics, the justice system and religion was forged and tempered during his six years as owner and administrator of a group home for delinquent boys in southern CA.

His passion for freedom and love of the outdoors took him to NW Montana where he has enjoyed thirty years of hunting, fishing and horse packing into the wilds.

He and his wife Betty have two sons and six grandchildren who are his joy and the impetus for his desire to return America's culture to God and honor.


Birds of a feather: The notorious Biden mob
Jim Wagner
October 27, 2020

After all the bitter recriminations that have been fired at Donald Trump (and fallen far short of the mark), it puzzles me that no one has written an expose on . . .


Smarter Americans or smarter police?
Jim Wagner
June 9, 2020

A curious thought experiment has just occurred to me. Bear in mind that this is only a first draft. I am merely thinking out loud, so to speak, and so I am . . .


The tragic covid death of George Floyd
Jim Wagner
June 7, 2020

The Governor of Illinois has released a video in which one of his spokespersons explains what constitutes a “Covid death.” That explanation was so stunning I . . .


A draft dodger’s salute to veterans
Jim Wagner
May 25, 2020

This morning I received the following note from a childhood friend who experienced some hellacious ground combat in Vietnam. Upon returning home from the . . .


Never say never!
Jim Wagner
May 23, 2020

“Never Trump!” That slogan has a ring to it, doesn’t it? And rightly so, because those two words incorporate perhaps the most succinct and self-satisfying bit . . .


Padding the coronavirus death numbers
Jim Wagner
May 11, 2020

The CDC now acknowledges a death rate for coronavirus of 1%, a grudging admission that its earlier death rate estimates of 4% and higher vastly overstated the . . .


Fickle faith in women
Jim Wagner
April 28, 2020

My Dear Friend, (Name withheld on request.) It seems we’ve come full circle since the Kavanagh nomination ripped the wheels off our initial friendly . . .


Coronavirus resistance and age
Jim Wagner
April 17, 2020

Nearly a month ago I proposed the then novel theory that the officially reported coronavirus death rate was exaggerating the actual lethality of the Wuhan Flu . . .


The first coronavirus artifact
Jim Wagner
March 23, 2020

My search for coronavirus artifacts began in the vast sedimentary sludge of late Holocene reporting from national health centers around the world. (That is, . . .


Trump's preeminent virtue
Jim Wagner
February 27, 2020

In the course of a recent internet chat about Donald Trump, someone raised an interesting question. What single attribute of our president best encourages . . .


A bias against bias
Jim Wagner
December 19, 2019

The Democrats are crowing now, claiming that the inspector general did not find any evidence of bias in his investigation of the FBI's handling of certain . . .


The necklacing of Tiger Woods
Jim Wagner
May 9, 2019

In the years preceding the belated denouement of Apartheid in South Africa, some black Africans were apprehensive that a takeover by the Marxist ANC (African . . .


Arson or force majeure
Jim Wagner
April 16, 2019

If you allow your mind to travel back through time to the arrival of Columbus in the new world, you are nearly half way to the laying of the foundation for the . . .


Croyez les Femmes
Jim Wagner
October 17, 2018

On July 14, 1789, responding to hysterical rumors that political prisoners were being tortured in a medieval fortress in the center of Paris, a mob of French . . .


In the Crucible with You and #MeToo
Jim Wagner
September 25, 2018

Most educated people are at least passingly familiar with Arthur Miller's 1953 fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials, in which wild accusations of . . .


The independence of the Justice Department
Jim Wagner
May 30, 2018

Nothing was quite so unimportant to the founders of this nation as the independence of the Department of Justice. If I close my eyes, I can almost see the . . .


Spies like us (or do they?)
Jim Wagner
May 25, 2018

As the lead singer for the punk rock band "Dead Kennedys" once put it, "if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street..., . . .


The Assault Weapons Amendment
Jim Wagner
April 3, 2018

How often have you heard that assault rifles should be banned because they are not intended for hunting? Invariably, in the face of that argument some well . . .


The Sad Colossus
Jim Wagner
January 17, 2018

Last Thursday, it is alleged, Donald Trump referred to certain third world countries as dung holes. In context, he wanted to know why Democrats insist on . . .


Straight eye for the queer guy
Jim Wagner
March 1, 2017

The devolving saga of the world's most dangerous faggot is tragic for a multitude of reasons, not only on a personal level but more particularly as it is . . .


Trump's immigration order and the courts
Jim Wagner
February 15, 2017

I am dismayed at the lack of legal insight exhibited by the vast majority of commentators in their examination of President's Trump's executive order . . .


The lesson of two evils
Jim Wagner
October 26, 2016

Over the course of this election cycle we Americans seem to have entirely lost our reason. For example, in the face of a deluge of emails which reveal deep . . .


Reality as hoax
Jim Wagner
June 18, 2016

In the denouement of the tragic gay massacre in Orlando, a friend sent me three questions that he said were provoked by Dennis Prager's observation of an . . .


Hashtag Never Moloch
Jim Wagner
May 25, 2016

Denis Prager has recently offered what seems to me a startlingly clear-headed perspective on the "Never Trump" mantra. http://townhall.com/columnists/ . . .


Refugees or invaders?
Jim Wagner
November 24, 2015

Sometimes I'm slow to understand the motives behind our government's foreign policy. So perhaps someone can answer me this. Obama is now chastising those of . . .


You choose!
Jim Wagner
July 30, 2015

I write this, my friends and brothers in Christ, with a heavy heart. The first image below represents, in my view, the darkest day in the life of my Church.  . . .


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
 

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