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July 2015 Member Updates

Tracy Mehan has been named Executive Director of Government Affairs for the American Water Works Association.  He will begin his duties in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 3, succeeding Tom Curtis in leading the association’s legislative, regulatory and advocacy efforts.  


Richard Bishirjian, The Conservative Rebellion (available for pre-order)

Dwight Murphey, A ‘Shared Market Economy:’  A Classical Liberal Rethinks the Market System is now available on Kindle


Brad Watson:
Call to Arms
Love’s Language Lost (this piece from 2005 is a timely read!)
Reclaiming the Rule of Law After Obergefell

S.T. Karnick (and Gene J. Koprowski): Pope Comes Out Against Carbon Credits, Disappoints True Eco-Believers

S.T. Karnick: The Left’s False Flag Operation

Sam Gregg:  Public Debt, Political Paralysis, and the West

William Fahey, Sin and Civilization–Reading Deeply into the Summer

Allen Mendenhall has several new pieces:
“The Bar Exam is Unfair and Undemocratic.”  Newsweek.
An Issue of Supreme Importance for 2016.”  (The American Spectator)
“The Next President and the Supreme Court.” (The Imaginative Conservative)
Harold Bloom’s American Sublime.”  (The American Conservative)
Boswell Gets His Due.”  (Liberty)

George Leef:
 “… Read Damon Root’s ‘Overruled'”
“Does ‘I, Pencil’ Need a Pro-Government Update?”
“We’re Still Learning the Lessons of Kelo
“Friedrichs vs. CTA”
“LegalZoom takes on State Bar”
“Civil Asset Forfeiture Victims…”

George H. Nash:

7/4/15: William Ford, RIP

From Joe Morris:

With great sorrow I advise of the death this morning — Independence Day — at Park Ridge, Illinois, of William “Bill” Ford, 77 ((June 26, 1938 – July 4, 2015).

A lifelong Chicagoan, Bill was an independent thinker and a blithe spirit. His wife Penny and he produced numerous children, including Liam Ford of the Chicago Tribune and political scientist Joseph Ford.

Bill was an early apostle of the modern conservative movement, rubbing elbows and matching wits beginning in the 1950s with the likes of F. A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Bill Buckley, and Vic Milione. He was a ground-floor member of the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists (today the Intercollegiate Studies Institute), and was ever conscious of the delightful oxymoron built into the Society’s name.

Bill Ford’s funeral will be on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. CDT.

The funeral will be a Mass at St. Ignatius Church, 6559 North Glenwood Avenue, in Chicago. The telephone number of the church is (773) 764-5936.

The wake will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at John E. Maloney Funeral Directors, 1359 West Devon Avenue in Chicago. Telephone at the Maloney chapel: (773) 764-1617.

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