Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Does Your One Vote Count?

Polls. Shmolls. The only poll that counts in this highly fluid election is your vote. How important is your one vote? If we show up, values voters could make all the difference in this and virtually every election.

Freedom to Disagree at Risk in This Election

If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In "North Carolina Governor could lose election over bathroom bill" (adn.com, 10/9/16), Dana Millbank writes, "North Carolina's Republican governor, Pat McCrory, was a good bet for reelection earlier this year …. Since then, McCrory's fortunes have been, well, in the toilet."

Socialism Kills People

How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people?

Are the 'Lost Words of Jesus' Real or Fake?

I keep seeing people touting the idea that there are supposedly "lost words of Jesus" — for example, in pop-up ads. But the reality is that these are actually just ancient heresies being repackaged for an unwary modern audience.

Ryan Lochte Kerfuffle Underscores Need for Self-Control

How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the good. Denying yourself in terms of what you eat. Forcing yourself time and again to exercise, whether you feel like it or not.

Ben-Hur: The Incredible Story Behind the Movie

A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. What's fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies — the 1925 silent version and the 1959 movie-of-the-year, starring Charlton Heston. That version won 11 Oscars, more than any other movie before it and has only since been tied by Titanic (1997).

Mike Pence: 8 Quotes From Trump's VP Nominee

I had the privilege of doing a television interview for the broadcast ministry of Dr. D. James Kennedy in the same month as the historic 2010 mid-term elections, which favored conservatives. Here are portions of that 11/30/10 interview.

Bush Stopped Domestic Terrorist Attacks; Obama Doesn't

I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for all of his problems, the Bush Administration kept us safe in America after 9/11. The Bush/Cheney team put into place all sorts of policies that kept the bad guys from doing harm.