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…

Bring 'Christmas spirit' into our politics

by Joshua Charles -- I received some great gifts for Christmas, but I can honestly say that I really don't care about gifts when it comes to Christmas. It's all about being more…

How hatred can blind conservatives

by Joshua Charles -- You know, I really don't like Barack Obama's policies. But I had to come to this realization a few years ago: My dislike of the man was bordering more…

Not a 'Christian nation'? Tell John Adams

by Joshua Charles -- I happened upon some rather stunning discoveries recently, while prowling through the archives of our founders, particularly John Adams. While I have been doing this for several years more…

In defense of Rick Warren

by Joshua Charles -- For those freaking out about Rick Warren's comments about the Catholic Church, MAYBE you didn't read them. He is talking about a joint purpose in terms of supporting more…