When America was most real

by Joshua Charles -- Thirteen years ago this week, our nation was changed forever. On a personal level, I had a cathartic realization that 9/11 actually marks the midpoint of my life more…

How would Churchill handle ISIS?

by Joshua Charles -- [caption id="attachment_1207705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Winston Churchill[/caption] Auschwitz was liberated by soldiers with guns, not peace activists. Such a thought is what has occurred to me (borrowed from the more…

My choice for president in 2016

by Joshua Charles -- It may be a bit early, but I've been thinking a lot about 2016. The current paralysis of our country is concerning, to say the least. On the more…

Jumping to conclusions -- on left and right

by Joshua Charles -- This is not your grandfather's America. Doesn't mean it's perfect, but please, for heaven's sake, don't pretend like it is. It is revealing when Communist Party USA and more…

Not a single founder justified slavery

by Joshua Charles -- Given the recent racial uproar because of events in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the recent release of Dinesh D'Souza's "America" in which he addressed the common progressive more…

Christians: Stop fearing world crises

by Joshua Charles -- This world is absolutely morally upside down, and the rot of that inversion continues to seep more and more into our American society. Everywhere you look, the headlines more…

Stand with Israel, don't idolize it

by Joshua Charles -- For the first time in a long time, it seems Israel finally has the upper hand on public relations in this conflict with Hamas. Yes, there are those more…

Palestinians live in historical la-la land

by Joshua Charles -- What a time to be in the Middle East! When I arrived in Israel, authorities were desperately searching for the three abducted teenagers. Two weeks later, when we more…