Archive for April 2015

TAC New Urbanism Panel in Dallas This Friday

The Congress for a New Urbanism is meeting in Dallas this weekend, and TAC’s New Urbs will be there, hosting what looks to be an awesome panel tomorrow afternoon: Friday will be official New Urbs day down in Dallas, as we will be host...

Religious Liberty Isn’t for Conservatives

My latest post over at The Mitrailleuse: If orthodox Christians, particularly Catholics, wonder why religious liberty no longer seems to apply to them, a large part of the answer is that it was never meant to. Read the whole thing here.

2015 APL Conference

The annual conference of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters will once again be held in Baltimore this year at the BWI Doubletree. The dates are June 12-14. This year’s topic is “Brave New World: Finding Calm Amidst the Rage o...

Daddy, Where Do Seeds Come From?

Perhaps as our teachers sometimes tell us, there is no such thing as a bad question. That doesn’t mean that some questions aren’t better than others. It was some years ago driving past a field of corn in the vigor of its early maturity. Who...

Conversations with Bronze Age Warlords

Pop quiz: What ancient Greek legend begins with the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, and ends with Greeks sneaking into Troy inside a hollow wooden horse? If you said “The Iliad,” you’re wrong, as I discovered reading trying to read it to my da...

Localist Linkfest

If Rush Limbaugh hates it, it’s probably a good idea: When Dan Price said last week that he would cut his own pay and profits to make it possible to raise the minimum wage at his credit card processing company in Seattle to a hefty $7...

Localist Linkfest

Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle order: Hillary Clinton, fighter of children A bizarre and perverse paragraph in the New York Times: Traveling this fascinating and contradictory land today, one must acknowledge a certain debt of gratitude t...