Article Archive

This Football Season, Let’s Nix the National Anthem

And try something of a more local flavor instead.

September 6, 2018

Remembering One of America’s Last Community-Owned Sports Teams

The Batavia Muckdogs were one of the last to resist the bigness trend.

August 8, 2018

Radio Free America

A whipster from the ’60s recalls how the ‘days of wine of roses’ didn’t last long for one ill-fated folkie.

May 29, 2018

The Tale of Carlos

Remembering an old D.C. friend who took his own life.

May 14, 2018

Thinking About Dead Libertarians

Old-school intellectuals like Rothbard and Childs defied the stereotypes of their philosophy with their wit and generosity.

March 6, 2018

An Armenian Rhapsody

Why do their films, including those about the genocide, always get the shaft from Hollywood?

February 1, 2018

We Could Use a Shelby Foote Today

One of the greatest Civil War historians saw nobility in the stars and bars.

November 29, 2017

He Was a Lifelong Buddy

And he doesn’t belong in a cage. Coping when a dear friend is sentenced to prison.

October 30, 2017

The Real Buffalo Rises

How one American city lost, and then reclaimed its destiny.

October 5, 2017

California Split

The post-election “Calexit” movement owes as much to petulance as to principle.

March 24, 2017

Populism Needs Place-ism

When unmoored, populism begets a twister of nationalistic nothingness

November 7, 2016

Business Class

In praise of the middle-class man of commerce and letters.

October 27, 2016

The Meaning of ‘America First’

Trump draws on a century-old slogan, albeit imperfectly.

October 21, 2016

Party Like It’s 1896

Today’s GOP defectors don’t measure up to the principled third-party candidates of yore.

May 27, 2016

By the Time I Got to Phoenix

The persuasive power of hospitality, family, and ice cream

March 18, 2016

Why They Love Trump

Like William Randolph Hearst before him, the celebrity’s anti-elitist bluster speaks to genuine resentment.

January 12, 2016

Bob Dylan, Christian Anarchist

If there’s anything the U.S. needs right now, it’s some old-fashioned rulebreakers.

November 5, 2015

Bernie Sanders—Yes or No?

Vermonters weigh in on the radical old man of the 2016 race.

August 18, 2015

Essays Against the Man

A Muckdog reporter looks back on 30 years of journalism

June 26, 2015

What Drove Booth Tarkington?

How a 20th-century gentleman from Indiana fought giantism

May 8, 2015