A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
An expression of values. But whose?
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
Resumption of involvement in existing hostilities.
Information security and privacy vulnerabilities should concern all of us.
I can’t blame those who are tempted to leave Facebook if not all of social media. Life would be better without it. Or, maybe not.
Of course kids who skip class to protest should be punished.
An anecdote about decision making in the information age.
A Republican has finally identified the real problem with gun violence: insufficiently respectful teenagers.
The Nation of Islam is anti-semitic, conspiratorial and destructive but we should examine their impact with the same willingness to understand allocated to Trump voters and the alt-Right.
The spot heard around the country
The worst theatrical experience I’ve ever had
From copyright law to banking and ecigarettes, it’s good to have the big boys on your side.
Stephon Clark wasn’t armed. The Sacramento Police Department ended his life anyway.
News from Russia, Asia the Middle East, Europe, California, and the (rest of) United States!
Sam’s most useful recipe, with photos.
Look, if you don’t want to get hit in the face, it’s your responsibility to put your head in a place a fist isn’t moving rapidly in the direction of.
In (partial) defense of prudery and in counterargument to (some forms of) anti-prudery.
RIP, Stephen Hawking
How necessary is to go to college in order to make a good living? Are we getting what we are paying for? Who doesn’t need to go to college in order to make a good living, indeed, even to get rich? Those are the issues I explore here while reflecting on Bryan Caplan’s new book that argues for austerity in education and how a friend of mine is doing quite well in business without a college degree.
Due to two basic facts, universal time doesn’t solve a theoretical problem.
So I’ve seen both Black Panther and Death Wish over the space of a couple of days. I came to the conclusion that, for different reasons, it wouldn’t be possible to talk about either one of these movies without talking about politics, politics, and more politics. So this, officially, despite the category label, is *NOT* a Mindless Diversions post. (That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to follow the regular site rules in comments, though.) Also, spoilers within.
What if the emerging consensus is wrong?
Complicated things are complicated, and advocacy press releases shouldn’t be reprinted as news.