Politics & Power

A Human Scale Future

Hidden Springs Lane. The notion of scale should be an integral part of the conversation when we consider matters of economic and political import....

Lethal Loyalties: Dulce et Decorum Est

What if the nation-state was not the cure but the cause of the wars that we term “religious”?

In Defense of President Obama’s Syria Policy

Myriad calls have been made for intervention in Syria. President Obama has been blamed with everything from “feeble paralysis most foul” to subcontracting “foreign...

Farewell to the Republic

Remembering Ike's "Farewell Address," fifty years later.

Islam and America: The President’s Fictitious History

It is characteristic of the tyrant, however, that he thinks he can get away with lies in the sense that no one will contradict them even when his statements are transparently untrue.

“On the Grid”: When Electricity (and Other Things) Came to the...

“Come in and look,” Quintín urged me, as he disappeared with a shuffle through the low doorway in his adobe house.  I got up...

CLS v Martinez, Again

I am going to try something largely inadvisable and possibly impossible, which is to explain the Court’s speech related First Amendment jurisprudence in accessible layman’s terms.

SB 1070 and the Limits of Decentralism

Phoenix, AZ. In the days leading up to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held in Phoenix on July 12, there...

Electing Beaver: The Politics of Place in the Public Square

“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what he saw in a plain way...

The Agenda: Political or Economic?

Irving, TX. The Front Porch Republic has been graced by two contributions from Mark Mitchell and Caleb Stegall on the political agenda for front-porchers....