Being Present on the Porch

I was not on board the FPR train early enough to be considered one of its engineers. I met Mark Mitchell at...

And Then Begin Again With What Remains: A 10-Year FPR Retrospective

On the tenth anniversary of FPR we must admit a little sadly that we’re still relevant.

Front Porch Republic at 10

Hidden Springs Lane, VA In the spring of 2009, when the economic crisis of the previous year was continuing...

The Original Front Porch

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Front Porch Republic. To honor the occasion, we'll be running a few essays by...

Feeding the World from the Bottom Up

It is natural and normal, when looking at big problems, to look for big answers. Problems do...

The Green New Deal Comes Home

The risks associated with global warming are real, if chronically overstated by many on the left, and the response will require a soberness that is sorely lacking across the political spectrum.

Some Reservations: Thinking about Native American Spirituality

I remember being held. I remember, though it was the desert, being cold. I remember the feathers of a headdress, coming up...

What Is Radical Christianity?

This may be a tad tardy, but Jeff Bilbro's write-up and assessment of the conference about Patrick Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed caught...

Modest Proposal: Tobacco is Like Love

Among the legion of unjustly forgotten historical figures there’s an eccentric soldier and failed composer named Captain Tobias Hume.  Unless you play the...

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From the Archives

Leaving Washington

Notre Dame, IN. It was on the virtual “pages” of the Front Porch Republic that I announced last February that I was leaving Georgetown University,...

Why I Am Not a Foodie

Guess what's for dinner.

FPR: One Year Old

  Today marks the first anniversary of the Front Porch Republic.  Such a milestone provides an opportunity to cast a quick glance back on the...