Entries by Raynard Jackson

We Don’t Need Stronger Gun Laws. We Need Stronger Communities!

Here we go again. Another school massacre and another overreaction by liberals who want to play politics with the Second Amendment. On Valentine’s Day, 17 students and faculty members were murdered by a former classmate at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a small community west of Boca Raton. As tragic as the […]

Why Do Black People Allow the Mainstream Media to Choose their Leaders?

I am fond of saying, “weak people take strong positions on weak issues.” There is no better example of this than the embarrassing behavior of the weak Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the National Urban League (NUL). These groups have all feigned righteous indignation about […]

Why We’re So Lucky that Donald Trump is the Most Unreasonable President in U.S. History

In one of my recent columns, I talked about the value of being unreasonable. The premise of that column was based on a quote from British playwright George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore, all progress is dependent upon the unreasonable man.” A […]

The Value in Being Unreasonable

Paraphrasing my buddy, British playwright George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man adapts the world to himself; therefore, all progress is dependent upon the unreasonable man.” Jesus Christ was unreasonable enough to think that by challenging the social and class norms of his day, he could draw all […]

After Trump Deals with Democrats, GOP Leaders Know How “Real” Black Republicans Feel

There’s an old adage that says, “What goes around, comes around.” I couldn’t help but think about this adage when I saw the response of many congressional Republicans, after President Trump cut a deal with the congressional Democrats on raising the debt ceiling, Hurricane Harvey relief, and funding for the federal government. Republican lawmakers were […]

‘When Was America Ever Great,’ You Ask? Here’s My Answer…

Celebrating Independence Day and watching President Trump on the international stage during the G20 Summit, I couldn’t help but reflect upon a recent conversation I had with one of my “Hollywood” friends. This friend is a self-proclaimed liberal and sees absolutely no value in anything Republican! I remember having many conversations with him during last […]

The English Language Is Under Attack. We Must Defend It!

Over the past three hundred years, when foreigners contemplated immigrating to the United States, foremost in their minds was that they wanted to become Americans; sure they wanted better lives; they wanted to attend our universities; some fled oppression in their own countries, but becoming an American was the prime motivating factor in their decision […]

Mainstream Media is the Public Relations Firm for Russian Intelligence

The mainstream media has become obsessed with the made up story of “collusion” between Trump and Russia, though there has been absolutely no evidence presented to substantiate such intense coverage. In a lot of ways, an objective observer could make the case that mainstream media (MSM) is actually colluding with the Russian government. But before […]

Why Is President Trump’s Only Senior Black Staffer a Democrat?

Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making Blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon Administration of the 60s and 70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America can’t afford the cost of segregation.” The […]