(A few housekeeping notes: 1) Of late, some commenters have adopted excessively salty language, which we frown on here. I have instructed moderators either to not clear such comments or, if the comment has compelling value, to edit out excessive saltiness before clearing it. 2) I was stunned to discover on Facebook that I have […]Read More A Terrible Resolve
By Charlie Johnston Many are shaken now that the battle over abortion has ventured into the territory of outright infanticide. It is right it should be so. It is hideous to see people who constantly congratulate themselves on their superior morality revealing that they don’t even have the most basic form of decency. It is […]Read More The End of the Beginning – Part III
By Charlie Johnston When he was in St. Louis and Milwaukee, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was an archetype of shrewd orthodoxy, a reliable defender of both the faith and the faithful. It was sometimes delightful to watch him elegantly skewer an attacker with a shrewd riposte. I miss that guy. Dolan announced he would not excommunicate […]Read More The End of the Beginning, Part II
By Charlie Johnston As this decade began, every leftist leader in America – and most of the world – was pointing to Venezuela under the guidance of strongman Hugo Chavez, as the icon of what we should all aspire to become. They were downright fawning over how Chavez had shown how a “just” society could […]Read More The End of The Beginning, Part I
By Charlie Johnston It is ironic that the most smugly self-righteous generation in our nation’s history will likely be looked at with revulsion by future generations for having knowingly perpetrated one of the great atrocities of history. Despite science proving that a child is fully human from the moment of conception, this generation insists on […]Read More Short Takes: The Battle for Life, an Early Feminist and…Go Chiefs!
By Charlie Johnston (I wrote this little poem after I heard the decision in Ireland. It is not polished – I completed it in an hour. But it is how I felt and what I hope) A Lament for Ireland ‘Twas the last wall to fall, As the earth’s axis shifted, To the Lord of […]Read More A Lament for Ireland – And us All
By Charlie Johnston Little Alfie Evans has died. He died because the British National Health System and European Courts decided he must, regardless of his parents’ wishes and the willingness of Italy to give him actual treatment instead of killing him. Last year, it was little Charlie Gard. I love my faithful English friends, but […]Read More Short Takes – England Restores the Death Penalty
By Charlie Johnston Back in the early 90’s I was working as a secular radio talk show host and commentator. Even so, religion was one of my big topics – and I often spoke about abortion. At the time, even many nominally religious people accepted the depiction of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, […]Read More For My Friends Scarred by Abortion