Caleb Stegall is set to become general councel forĀ Governor Brownback when he takes office on January 10. Here is the announcement. No doubt his new responsibilities will leave less time for FPR, but we will continue to look forward to ocassional pieces by Caleb even as we wish him all the best in his new position.

Congratulations Caleb.

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Mark T. Mitchell
Mark T. Mitchell teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. He is the author Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age (Potomac Books, 2012). He is co-editor of another book titled, The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. Currently he is writing a book on private property. In 2008-9, while on sabbatical at Princeton University, he and Jeremy Beer hatched a plan to start a website dedicated to political decentralism, economic localism, and cultural regionalism. A group of like-minded people quickly formed around these ideas, and in March 2009, FPR was launched. Although he was raised in Montana and still occasionally longs for the west, he lives in Virginia with his wife, three sons and one daughter where they are in the process of turning a few acres into a small farm. See books written by Mark Mitchell.


  1. Wow! Terrific news. Many congratulations, Caleb–a person with your passion, intelligence, and commitment to the practical, populist, and humane will only serve the Brownback administration well.

  2. Congratulations! Kansas is most fortunate to have his talent. We sure could use someone like him here in benighted Illinois!

  3. Sam Brownback’s Immigration Report Card

    Career Grade

    Reduce chain migration: D

    Reduce illegal jobs and presence: C

    Reduce visa lottery: F-

    Reduce illegal immigration at borders: B

    Reduce unnecessary work visas: F

    Reduce amnesty enticements: D

    Reduce refuge and asylum fraud: F-

    Reduce illegal immigration rewards: C-

  4. Congratulations Farmer Stegall esq. Lure em in with a clutch of carrots clanging on the bucket and then , well, you already know what to do with the bucket.

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