The Rules are Changing

By Charlie Johnston In his influential Revolutionary War pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine argued that it is dangerously stupid to conflate society and government – that they are two very different concepts:  “Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness;” he said, “the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections. […]

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Roses in the Cultural Desert

By Charlie Johnston It is not just because the above picture is a beautiful shot that I published it (though that helped). I first met Tony and his wife, Amanda, Trippi six years ago. They hosted a talk just north of Dallas for me. The night before, I had dinner with the volunteers who had […]

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Big Lies

By Charlie Johnston Yet another mass shooting, this time at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Yet another opportunity for the left to call for more gun control (while they simultaneously call to defund the police) and denounce “white supremacy,” even though the alleged killer this time is an Hispanic.  We have entered an era […]

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The Ice Age of the Republic

By Charlie Johnston I see a lot of stories these days that say various policies pushed from on high will have a “chilling” effect on freedom or public discourse. Seriously?! I suppose you can have a chillier wind blow even when it is already 20 below zero, but most rational folks do not use that […]

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A Mighty Wind Gathers Force

By Charlie Johnston As I promised earlier in the week, we have announced our line-up of speakers at the CORAC Conference to be held in the Black Hills from June 25-27. On the dais will be: David Daleiden: Founder of the Center for Medical Progress – and the single most driven, successful pro-life activist of […]

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The Widening Gyre

By Charlie Johnston I will be home later this week and expect to get back to a more regular publishing schedule. When I got on the road last November, Donald Trump was president, gas was a dollar a gallon cheaper, and Americans were not being arrested or declared “domestic terrorists” for having the ‘wrong’ opinion. […]

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The Fuse Burns Down

By Charlie Johnston Over the next week and a half, we are doing a matching fundraising drive for CORAC. In just under five months, we have put together a national organization with Coordinators acting in every Region of the Continental United States (See the interactive map on the website). Our people have put on several […]

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The Shifting of the Tide

By Charlie Johnston Amid the swirling chaos it can be hard to see that attitudes are changing. Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted nearly all Covid restrictions in his state – and promised work on a “bill of rights” to protect college students from being expelled for attending a party. Now if all you […]

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Pockets of Resistance

By Charlie Johnston An acquaintance of mine recently suggested to me, rather plaintively, that if we vote for Joe Biden, maybe the left will stop the violence. “Oh, like Democrat Mayors and Governors have protected their Democrat voters in the cities and states they control?” I tartly responded. The Democrats have unleashed the ravenous beast […]

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Heroes Rising

By Charlie Johnston VVhat vve have going on in this country right now is a giant protection racket. Antifa and BLM are like the Mob coming into a neighborhood and telling you, “Nice little business you have here. VVouldn’t vvant anything to happen to it.” They’ll give “protection” by not torching it if you pay […]

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