Author: Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

Getting Through The Wall

If there’s a better way out of this, I’m sure Nancy Pelosi will go with it. She is nothing if not very good at her job. But here’s what I’ve got.


Comment Rescue – King v. Burwell Edition

The most interesting question from today’s oral argument in King v. Burwell is why Justice Kennedy suggested that a strict reading of the ACA in favor of the petitioners – and against the government – would create federalism concerns. Here’s a theory why.

What Happened To Michael Brown Is Not Much In Dispute

The conventional wisdom at the moment about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago is that no one really knows what happened, and that the narratives conflict greatly depending on who you ask.

The conventional wisdom is bull.

The Crackup of the GOP Coalition

John Judis’ article at The New Republic arguing that the GOP coalition is disintegrating is outstanding, and not least because it emphasizes precisely the same point as I’ve been making: the most powerful wings...

Jersey Guy in Cairo

Grant Wahl’s feature piece in Sports Illustrated on Bob Bradley, former head coach of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, is a must read, no matter how much or how little you care...