Politics, freedom and the Christian

by Joshua Charles -- What is politics to the Christian? If we stop, sat back and engaged in what has become the increasingly abandoned habit of solitary, meditative thinking in this fast-paced more…

The injustice of reparations for slavery

by Joshua Charles -- I've been thinking a lot lately about the irony of probably the most historically illiterate generation in American history (i.e. everyone living today, not just the young) getting more…

Jeffersonian wisdom for today

by Joshua Charles -- I recently ran across a collection of life observations by Thomas Jefferson, "A Decalogue of Canon for Observation in Practical Life," which he wrote in the last year more…

Americans' civil literacy: Pathetic

by Joshua Charles -- "Have you considered the Meaning of that Word 'worthy'? Weigh it well. I had rather you Should be worthy Sergeants, than Unworthy though conquering Generals; Worthy Midshipmen than more…

3 reasons O's 'Crusades' scolding is bogus

by Joshua Charles -- The president made a fundamental error in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast: He tried to maintain the liberal absurdity that all religions, all beliefs, all theologies, more…

To a new citizen of this great republic

by Joshua Charles -- On Jan. 27, 2015, a staff member at the university at which I am a fellow became an American citizen. This person is from an Eastern European country more…

De Tocqueville was right about Islam

by Joshua Charles -- Terrorism is both a complicated subject and a simple subject. It has its complexities, but there are also really bright red lines of moral differentiation that we must more…