Watergate and the Deep State

By Charlie Johnston It was in late June of 1973 when I became, overnight, a Republican. The Watergate scandal was raging and picking up steam that summer. I had just finished my junior year in high school and was attending the National Association of Student Council’s Conference in Colorado Springs. When I arrived at the […]

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A Glimmer of Peace?

  By Charlie Johnston The Singapore Summit between American President Donald Trump and N. Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is a good beginning. Already, the foreign policy establishment and pundits who have failed at nearly every juncture of foreign policy for the last 30 years are attacking it. The biggest criticism is that we agreed […]

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Wheels Coming off the Mueller Train

By Charlie Johnston Last Thursday I wrote that Rudy Giuliani’s lengthy interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night was the kickoff of the serious counter-attack by the Trump administration against the serial assaults of the Deep State’s coup attempt – that now the conspirators were going to be shocked to find themselves held to account […]

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Thoughts on Syria

  By Charlie Johnston (When confronting foreign policy and the questions of war and peace, observers too often monochromatically only over-correct for the last significant blunder. That leads us to lurch erratically, bouncing  from one wall to another, like a drunken man walking down a hotel corridor.  In all crises, we should look at the […]

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Short Takes – Choose Happiness

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 […]

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Slouching Towards Jericho

By Charlie Johnston Donald Trump was not my first choice for president. Neither was he my second choice, nor even my third. The only reason I took him seriously at all was because he was the enthusiastic first choice of a man in the Midwest whose judgment I much respect and whom I deeply admire. […]

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False Gods Falling

(With the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, things have taken a new and dangerous turn. Former CIA Director John Brennan was unhinged in his reaction, with former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power warning how dangerous it is to anger Brennan. Up until the firing came, McCabe seemed unworried about anything but losing his […]

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