Sean Scallon

Sean Scallon is a freelance writer and journalist living in Arkansaw, Wisconsin.

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  • Vital Signs
    June 2010

    We Did It to Ourselves

    In June 2009, Alberta’s former minister of finance Iris Evans commented to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto that, “when you’re raising children, you don’t both go off to work and leave them for somebody else to raise.”

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  • Correspondence
    March 2010

    Ave Maria

    Tammy Ormson gave much of herself to Catholic education, both as a student and as a teacher. And yet so much was taken from her.

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  • Correspondence
    December 2009

    Forgotten Corners

    Minnesota celebrated its 150th birthday in 2008. This occasion drove news reporter Boyd Huppert from KARE–TV in Minneapolis to travel to the corners of the state for a four-part feature series.

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  • Correspondence
    November 2008

    More (Local) Government

    A 1992 Wisconsin law limits the revenue a school district can raise through property taxes. When operating costs exceed that limit, districts have to ask voters to make up the difference.

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  • Correspondence
    September 2007

    Diversity Through Sport

    Because spectator sports play a dominant role in American culture, many have tried to use them to change our society. Such social engineering happens in America’s inner cities, which would come as no surprise to most people.

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  • Correspondence
    July 2007

    Letter From Quebec: Talking About Culture

    The Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ) is a conservative party—at least by Quebec standards. It is led by 35-year-old political wunderkind Mario Dumont.

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  • The Company Town
    Correspondence
    January 2007

    The Company Town

    The city of Arcadia, Wisconsin, population 2,400, recently became the town that roared in the immigration debate. Its new mayor, John Kimmel, barely four months on the job, made several proposals in a letter to the editor of the Arcadia News-Leader.

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  • Correspondence
    April 2005

    Life in the Iron Range

    At Mineview in the Sky, a tourist attraction in Virginia, Minnesota, you can see, with binoculars that cost a quarter to operate, white smoke rising from the top of hills laden with iron ore that are still being mined, while the towns around them sit nestled in the valley below.

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  • Correspondence
    February 2005

    Diversity Bites Back

    After September 11, the word blowback was frequently heard. It is a CIA term describing operations that come back to haunt the agency (e.g., Afghanistan).

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  • Correspondence
    October 2004

    Last Call?

    It was quiet at Drea’s Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day. It might seem unusual for an Irish bar to have so few souls stop in the third week of March, but there were reasons.

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  • Correspondence
    December 2003

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    I became aware of it as I was walking our dog in the neighborhood around our new home in Arkansaw, Wisconsin: the utter silence around me under the shroud of a clear winter’s nighttime sky.

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  • Cultural Revolutions
    June 2003

    Sovreigntist Movement

    Quebec's sovreigntist movement could learn a thing or two from Liberal Party leader Jean Charest. His return to the premiership of the pro-vince should be a lesson to the sovereigntists that it is always darkest before dawn.

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  • Vital Signs
    January 2003

    Finding the Right State for States’ Rights

    It seems ironic that a man identified with the cause of states’ rights and the South’s quest for self-determination attended a school in the heartland of Yankee centralism.

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  • Cultural Revolutions
    January 2003

    DFL, R.I.P.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2002, will be remembered as the day that the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party died.

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  • Correspondence
    December 2002

    Blizzard

    Storms and other phenomena of nature have their own distinct sounds. Those who have survived a tornado often say that it sounded “like a train.” A volley of cannon fire accompanies every thunderstorm.

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  • Cultural Revolutions
    December 2002

    Holding Onto Your Views

    Paleoconservatives often refer to “the limits of permissible dissent” in describing the struggle to hold on to their views in the realms of the media and academia against the censure of both the left and the “mainstream” right.

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  • Correspondence
    November 2002

    A Pocket Full of Sovereigns

    Downtown Montreal was full of revelers last March 10. Despite subzero temperatures, they hit the streets, some wearing little more than a smile. But each had a maple leaf somewhere, on a flag, a piece of clothing, a sign, or even in place of the proverbial fig leaf.

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  • Correspondence
    October 2002

    Holding On to a Culture

    For a political party that celebrates diversity, it is certainly an odd choice. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party of Minnesota, like the Democrats nationwide, has celebrated its role in promoting multiculturalism and massive immigration.

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  • Cultural Revolutions
    October 2002

    A Political Career

    Jean Chrétien, the prime minister of Canada, is perhaps the best embodiment of Coolidge’s statement that, when it comes to success, persistence is better than talent, intelligence, connections, or money.

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  • Correspondence
    August 2002

    Micro-Farming

    Last year, I wrote in favor of establishing a Midwestern dairy cartel. As a call for controlling one’s regional, economic, and cultural destiny, it was well received.

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