Archive for November 2013

McClaughry Memoir: The Nixon Years

The following is the second installment of John McClaughry’s memoir, Promoting Civil Society Among the Heathen.  See the previous chapters here. 3. The Community Self Determination Act  During my year at the Institute of Politics at H...

Localist Roundup: Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving! In keeping with tradition, President Obama has pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey. Although, given the fact that the runner-up turkey isn’t bound for a table either, the pardoned turkey might not feel so special. Just ...

Eating Salt Together

“As the proverb says, men cannot know each other until they have eaten salt together.” –Aristotle We don’t need the latest study to show us that we are losing the ability to live in communion, even with those closest to us. And not only doe...

Localist Roundup: A Gromdar in Every Home

Worries continue over the FDA implementation of new food safety regulations. Small farmers may face debilitating regulations, although the FDA claims it will be sensitive to small farm concerns. This small farm operator, interviewed by his ...

Youth is NOT Served

I discuss frequently with my Intro to American Government classes what current redistributive policies are likely to mean for them. Along with receiving the majority of the Catholic vote in 2012, the continued support of young persons for t...

Post-Antibiotic

Every morning when I would shuffle to our refrigerator to lug out the gallon of milk for cereal, or after school when I’d stand in front of it wondering if there was anything inside to scrounge, I would see the small clipping from a y...