Archive for May 2014

Natural Law and Love

The following is an excerpt from R.J. Snell’s new book The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode. Preface: According to the rightly celebrated theorist J. Budziszewski, natural law is a fact, a “feature of the world having to...

Localist Roundup: Heat-Resistant Chickens?

In political news, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to restrain NSA surveillance. Meanwhile, according to this piece, scientists are attempting to create heat-proof farm animals. And in this article, scientists struggle to ...

The Enemy of My Lawn?

I was shopping at Lowes last weekend, and something caught my eye. From the contents of the seasonal aisle it seems that Lowes is expecting a large number of people to be using herbicides this spring. On their lawns. When I was young I did ...

First Dandelions of the Year Today!

Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride uphold, High-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they An El Dor...

A Tale of Two Bodies

With pollen blanketing my car, I stopped by a “local” pharmacy on the way to work this morning. It’s an impressive new building, with a substantial parking lot, gleaming façade, and amenities scattered throughout the aisles. Certainly it wa...

Ron Paul on The Future of Freedom

Here is a video of a talk Ron Paul recently delivered at a program sponsored by The Independent Institute. Paul sees signs of a shift away from concentrated power, and he sees young people as the ones most interested in bringing this change...