A fast-growing talking point among pseudo-libertarians is the idea that a free market will reward diversity and punish bigotry. Reality suggests otherwise.
Monthly Archive: August 2013
Allison Benedikt accuses her colleagues who send their kids to private school for turning their backs on the promise of public education.
How one patient changed my mind
We see how powerful these things can be…
So, I’ve gotten a bit impatient with reading some of what passes for “debate” on the Syria matter. I’m still extremely ambivalent on the issue and I’ll probably spell that out in a long-form...
Scripture and Tradition both indicate that few are saved and many are damned. Should Christians assent to this doctrine?
Well, not “gets death penalty” but the jury recommends it. There’s still some of the process to go through yet.
An insightful Bloomberg op-ed highlights the special relationship between Martin Luther King and organized labor.
If P. G. Wodehouse had moved from musical comedy to epic fantasy, it might have begun something like this.
Steve Ballmer was not a great CEO, but neither was he an awful one.
Everyone wants to offer the President advice on what the U.S. should do about Syria, but no one has any clue how their plans would work or why.
MacBooks, Melodies and Melancholy.
“I’ll get the right arm, you get the left. One of us will have the actual agents, and the other will have saline solution.”
Continuing with the recent, curious trend of deeming my comments worthy of being highlighted in posts of their own, our friend Murali sent me an email
Wise words from a nerd on Syria, chemical weapons, and Western intervention.
Jonathan Chait is reasonably sure that “killing some of the Syrians who are soldiers wantonly killing civilians will probably lead to a net decrease in killing,” and with that let the bombing commence.
Starting today, Ordinary Times is pleased to announce a new regular sub-blog category, Ordinary Tales. Ordinary Tales will feature fiction, poetry, personal essays, original music, and visual art submissions.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, Mr. Robertson
Rufus takes a stab at explaining why he finds the local culture where he lives to be pathological but not in decline.
While the President and his administration prime the American public for war with Syria, a look at some of the day’s most prevalent writing on the topic demonstrates just how little anyone knows about what might happen after the country does so.