Slouching Towards Sodom

By Charlie Johnston I think I have figured out the main reason why social media sites and establishment “news” outlets have gotten completely brazen in their censoring of conservatives and blocking any and all news that is detrimental to Democrats and the narrative. Perhaps you have heard that Twitter and Facebook are now banning people […]

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Some Tools for Discernment

By Charlie Johnston When driving in the midst of a snow or rain storm you are much more likely to go into a skid than in normal times. Yet if you try to maintain control too hard by over-correcting, you make yourself more likely to lose control. It is in the most inclement conditions that […]

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A Couple of First Things

By Charlie Johnston The Difference Between a Threshold Issue and a Single Issue When I was a teenager, a very nice old man, Mr. Valentin (pronounced like the saint) lived kitty-corner behind us on the next street up. He was a German ex-patriate who had some great stories to tell about the war and always […]

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How Long, O Lord?

By Charlie Johnston Church Militant’s interview with Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Chairman, Trey Trainor, is not just good; it’s consequential. Those Bishops and other religious leaders who have relied on purported fears of losing their tax exempt status to justify turning a blind eye to depredations on the left and attacking the right with impunity […]

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Of Carts and Horses

By Charlie Johnston My favorite professor in college was Clarence VerSteeg. He was an expert on the American Revolution and our class was a sort of mini-seminar. It was limited to 15 students and met once a week for four straight hours each week. Professor VerSteeg made two big impressions on me. First, no one […]

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What I Really Think

By Charlie Johnston Whew! Getting a big organization up and running is like walking through mud underwater. I’m just hoping the mountain of paperwork I’m going through doesn’t grow taller than Mt. Meeker. I’ve been through it before – and look forward to that day when everything starts to flow easier and easier. It does […]

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Covid, Priests and Squirrels

By Charlie Johnston The Covid Virus is like a very weak predator which is murderously aggressive, preying ruthlessly on the weak, slow-moving immune systems of the old and vulnerable while barely bothering with the faster-moving systems of the young and healthy. For people 18 and under, the common flu is almost 30 times (30 times!) […]

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Cherishing the Light of Rescue

Passages from the piece “I Proclaim the Rescue” – first published on April 1, 2016 By Charlie Johnston (Here’s the third in the triad of pieces which I find heartening as well as helpful for refocusing amidst chaos. Charlie’s writing amazes me in how it penetrates the heart and mind even more today than when […]

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