Author Archives: Bill Kauffman

Hell in a Bucket, Life in a Cup

Remembering a dear friend who lost everything and found God.

Let’s Hope These Rebels Never ‘Court Extinction’

Antiwar Republicans like Thomas Massie have been punished for bucking the hawkish order. But they’ve fought on.

Remembering a Local Cultural Czarina

Wanda Frank made small-town Batavia a little brighter.

Hubert Humphrey: Neocon Before the Neocons

His career encapsulated the warfare-welfare state consensus.

This Football Season, Let’s Nix the National Anthem

And try something of a more local flavor instead.

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

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

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.

The Tale of Carlos

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

Thinking About Dead Libertarians

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

An Armenian Rhapsody

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

We Could Use a Shelby Foote Today

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

He Was a Lifelong Buddy

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

Loyalty to Place Can Renew American Towns

Our hometowns—or the places we make our hometowns—deserve our love.

The Real Buffalo Rises

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

California Split

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

Populism Needs Place-ism

When unmoored, populism begets a twister of nationalistic nothingness

Business Class

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

The Meaning of ‘America First’

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

Party Like It’s 1896

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

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