Archive for January 2014

Localist Roundup: Polar Vortex

As I write this, it’s cold. On the political front, this piece tells that the Senate recently propelled a unemployment benefit extension past a key procedural vote. Meanwhile, The Weekly Standard yearns for patriotism. On an unrelated...

There’s Equality, and There’s Equality

In one of my favorite movies, John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley, a family of coal miners is faced with the prospect of lower wages handed out by the owners of the mine, because the closing of the ironworks in a nearby village has re...

McClaughry Memoir: The Thousand Points of Light

The following is the final installment of John McClaughry’s memoir, Promoting Civil Society Among the Heathen.  See the previous chapter here. 8. George H.W. Bush and the Thousand Points of Light Inheriting the Republican nomination in 1988...

A Wish for the New Year

“On New Year’s Eve, at about quarter to twelve o’clock at night, the master of the house and all that are with him go about from room to room opening every door and window, however cold the weather be, for thus, they say, ...