By Charlie Johnston Some years back I was visiting my son when the local Bishop celebrated Mass at his Parish and then stayed for a rather lengthy reception. My son was standing by the punch bowls when the Bishop took a short break to come get a drink. Young Charlie looked at him with a […]Read More Real People, Real Faith, Real Hope – Short Takes
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 Adolf Hitler is a monster unique to modern history. He largely is the answer to the theoretical question of what would happen if a psychotic serial killer gained pre-eminent power over a great nation. Thus, it is often truly said that the first person who brings up Hitler in a political argument […]Read More Short Takes – Deceptions, Both Malignant and Ignorant; Christmas Movies and…Puppy Slippers
By Charlie Johnston I know a little something about extended hikes, having walked 3,200 miles across much of the country in 2011 and 2012. Some things about this massive caravan coming through Mexico in an effort to invade the US strike me as strange. First off, they seem to be averaging almost 100 miles a […]Read More Getting Un-Stuck From Stupid – Short Takes
By Charlie Johnston “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” – Winston Churchill “Believe Women” is the latest mantra of the left – no matter how absurd an individual woman’s story is, you must believe it because she is a woman. We’ve been here before. In the […]Read More Believe Evidence – Short Takes
By Charlie Johnston I speak occasionally about “first principles,” those fundamental principles which, if you get solidly embedded in your mind, will guide you effectively in just about any circumstance. A corollary in examining an issue would be “first questions,” those questions that get to the heart of a matter with direct simplicity. One of […]Read More Is It Just? – Short Takes
By Charlie Johnston So much is going on in the world today, I thought I would occasionally write some “Short Takes” that cover several stories in between bigger articles. I got notice today that, among the top 300 conservative websites, we are number 272. I chuckled in surprise, especially seeing some sites I use for […]Read More Short Takes – Choose Happiness