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Fathers and Sons

December 17, 2014
Hunting season is a time for fathers and sons. I have posted a reflection at The Catholic Gentleman on the need our sons have for more time with us their fathers. It’s Not About the Deer: 3 Reasons to Take…
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Consider Donating to FPR

December 16, 2014
Dear Readers, With the end of the year soon upon us, it is time once again to think about making a tax-deducible gift to FPR. Your donations are used to help maintain the excellent content to which you’ve become accustomed,…
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Grateful to be a Teacher

December 10, 2014
“It’s no easy task—indeed it’s very difficult—to realize that in every soul there is an instrument that is purified and rekindled by such subjects [liberal studies] when it has been blinded and destroyed by other ways of life, an instrument…
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A Porcher With Power

December 8, 2014
On Friday, Caleb Stegall–lawyer, farmer, family man, rabble-rouser, and long-time Front Porcher–was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court by Governor Sam Brownback. The criticisms of Stegall’s appointment are many–he’s been called a crony, been called unqualified, been called an extremist.…
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It’s Third-Party Time

December 3, 2014
Is it a sign of hope that The Progressive and The American Conservative agree–sort of?…
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The Trouble With Goodness

December 3, 2014
This last September, the Future Symphony Institute invited me to address its first annual conference on some of the philosophical problems in our age that make it difficult for the general public to recognize the intrinsic value of orchestras and…
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Localist Roundup: Exercise in a Bottle

December 2, 2014
This piece complains that Small Business Saturday remains in the shadow of the more famous day which precedes it. Meanwhile, this article reports that skilled young people may be returning to their hometowns. This article criticizes the local food movement. And on a…
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A Localist View of Ferguson

November 26, 2014
I’ve had a number of students over the past few days ask me for my opinion of the events in Ferguson, MO. They register shock when I tell them I don’t have one. “You see,” I  say, “Ferguson is not…
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A Good Wife

November 26, 2014
Nothing is better for man than a good wife…” Hesiod, Works and Days One might wonder whether that is an overstatement. It was once suggested to me that Thanksgiving is a good time to focus on one thing…
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Back to the Farm

November 25, 2014
When “progressive” means doing things the way your grandparents did.…
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New Managing Editor

November 24, 2014
I am pleased to announce J. Arthur Bloom will be the new managing editor at FPR. Jordan comes to us with a great deal of experience both as an editor and with blogs, and has demonstrated a deep commitment to…
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Recognizing the Religion of Total Security, and Its Costs

November 24, 2014
There are relatively few developments in the world’s present socio-economic and cultural moment that gives me much hope–but one of them is the increased frequency in which I see people talking about this: Insurance underwriters are merely the high priests…
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Monday Morning Brass Spittoon

November 24, 2014
A special Thanksgiving Edition will be appearing Wednesday.…
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You Wanna Know What Ticks Me Off?

November 22, 2014
This does.…
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Localist Roundup: Stop Black Thursday

November 20, 2014
This piece offers some criticism of trends in the local food movement. Meanwhile, this article condemns excess and waste in the use of food. This article contends that current American political problems were fundamentally unaccounted for in the writing of…
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Text Neck

November 20, 2014
Yep, there is such a thing.…
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