Off To the Windy City

Of course, I missed my flight. What kind of airport regularly has completely full parking lots? A: Washington Reagan. I’ll be in Chicago for three glorious sun-filled days and tropical breeze nights, discussing Fusionism, Frank Meyer and American conservatism sponsored by the Liberty Fund. I’ll chime in from time to time, but my contributions around here may die off a bit. 

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