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FPR Conference Information

For anyone attending the conference: The nearest airport is Grand Rapids. We will work to arrange transportation to and from if needed.   Hotels in downtown Holland: The Haworth Inn The Marriott City Flats The conference is in the Maas...

Register for FPR Conference

We have a great slate of speakers and events. Full schedule will be posted soon. 9AM-5PM in the Maas Auditorium at Hope College (corner of 10th and Columbia). Click on this link to register.

Adios, Glen Campbell

TAC has resuscitated Bill Kauffman’s appreciative essay from 2012 on the great—and now late—Glen Campbell, a man, like most of us, less sinned against than sinning, or so I reckon. Playing guitar was not one of his offense...

Podcast Recommendation – Crim and Potts

Chuck Marohn over at Strong Towns does some interesting podcasts, but none more so than a recent one with FPR regulars Elias Crim and Rebekah Grace Potts (somehow Susannah Black managed to photobomb it). Highly recommended, as it is a subst...

The Real Significance of Citizens United

Eastern Ohio Jimmy the Greek, the odds-maker and point-spread pioneer who was born and raised and trained in Steubenville, the former (thirties-era) cigar store paradise thirty miles to my east, once observed that “crime has always struck m...

So Long, Leonard Cohen

One of the pleasures of living near the Canadian border is Canuck radio, which due to local content regulations (the good protectionism) plays a steady diet (varying greatly in nutritional value) of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Keith Hamps...