J. Arthur Bloom

J. Arthur Bloom is the managing editor of Front Porch Republic, opinion editor of the Daily Caller, and founder of the group blog The Mitrailleuse. Previously he was associate editor of The American Conservative. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and a Virginian.

Ralph Nader to Host Hometown Book Festival

The tireless consumer advocate and presidential candidate will be hosting the “Booming Winsted” book festival on July 30-31 in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. From the press release: “This is the 50th anniversary year for ...

Against Scaling Up

In The Atlantic, Cambridge professor Antara Haldar tells the story of Oregon’s Stumptown Coffee, and how being bought by Peet’s last October could, “corrode the very core of what has, so far, sustained Stumptown: loyalty.&...

Ciceronian Society conference, March 10-12

A note from our friends at the Ciceronian Society about their upcoming conference: The Ciceronian Society invites you to their sixth-annual conference  at Mount Saint Mary’s University, March 10th-12, 2016 in Emmitsburg, MD. This inte...

Jacobin Notices Anti-Capitalist Right

FPR gets a mention over in this Jacobin article by Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a PhD candidate at Rochester. He notices two things but doesn’t do a very good job of distinguishing them: first, the long-standing traditionalist critique of capit...

TAC Foreign Policy Conference in DC, November 4

Our friends at the American Conservative are having a conference in a few weeks in DC, about a new, less hawkish foreign policy direction for the United States. Have a look at the description over at their website. Check out the list of spe...

Invest Local

An interesting article on why local investing is not just good, but smart: As the movement for socially responsible investing (SRI) matures, a growing number of its movers and shakers are appreciating the importance of local investment. One...

Localist Linkfest

First off, I’m filling in for Mike Church on Monday morning again, from 6-9 on Sirius XM Patriot 125. The last hour will be a religious liberty roundtable featuring our own Prof. Deneen, CUA’s Chad Pecknold, Ryan Anderson of the...

Mitch McConnell’s Hypocrisy

I have a little scoop over at TheDC, a picture of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at a Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting in the early 1990s. Back then he wasn’t as keen on taking the Jefferson Davis statue out of the state ...

Localist Linkfest

This has to be a very complicated week for gay neo-Confederates — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 26, 2015 Some megachurches are scanning their congregants’ faces to check their attendance. Possible oldest footprints in North Amer...