G. Tracy Mehan III

Politics & Policy

If The Fates Allow

Meet Me In St. Louis is becoming one of the Christmas season’s most popular movies for anyone who treasures American musicals and seeks an authentic family movie. Director Vincent Minelli’s ...
Politics & Policy

Vicky Gone Wild

Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb famously argued that America was one country but two cultures. One culture reflects older concepts of republican virtue. The other is more reflective of the counterculture of ...
Politics & Policy

Dam It

I confess that my jaw dropped when I read, on National Review Online, an impassioned defense of congressional earmarks (some call them “pork barrel” projects) for the Army Corps of ...
Politics & Policy

Green in America

America has seen the rise of the conservation movement, environmentalism, sustainable development, and, more recently, a host of alternatives to conventional environmental thinking, emerging from right-of-center thinkers: Free-Market Environmentalism, Hard ...
Politics & Policy

Is Environmentalism Dead?

Two California environmentalists, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, recently declared “the death of environmentalism,” generating quite a buzz. “We have become convinced that modern environmentalism, with all of its unexamined ...
Politics & Policy

More Good Green News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Environment Canada are poised to highlight more good news on North America’s environment. The 2004 Annual Progress Report on the Great Lakes Binational Toxics ...