Author Archives: Bill Kauffman
When unmoored, populism begets a twister of nationalistic nothingness
In praise of the middle-class man of commerce and letters.
Trump draws on a century-old slogan, albeit imperfectly.
Today’s GOP defectors don’t measure up to the principled third-party candidates of yore.
The persuasive power of hospitality, family, and ice cream
Like William Randolph Hearst before him, the celebrity’s anti-elitist bluster speaks to genuine resentment.
If there’s anything the U.S. needs right now, it’s some old-fashioned rulebreakers.
Vermonters weigh in on the radical old man of the 2016 race.
A Muckdog reporter looks back on 30 years of journalism
How a 20th-century gentleman from Indiana fought giantism
The former senator’s literary work displays his noninterventionist past and appealing populism.
The essential work of reclaiming local artisanship
How one underdog candidate heralds a coming political hurricane
Reclaiming citizenship means rescuing the color and vitality of home from the march of imperial gray.
Frankie Cleveland was known for wearing low-cut gowns and selling liver pills.
Quaker Oats heir Bob Stuart fought to keep America at peace—then he went to war.
The 70-year-old filmmaker is an authentic rebel and a true son of liberty.
The Batavian is both crux of local culture, and beacon to small-town America newspapers.
John McClaughry brings an “ornery” yet humane spirit to American politics.← Older posts
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