A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
The quintessential first world problem – what holiday gifts can we give that won’t simply get thrown onto the heap?
I may still be an anxious worrywart, but my neck has never been warmer.
Social Security was, in fact, explicitly imagined and implemented to provide a dignified retirement for all Americans.
What is up and coming in the next two years for public education in California
The media is itching for a competitive 2020 Republican Primary fight. But actual Republicans? Not so much.
The “Bunker Mentality” is nothing new in the White House. Almost every president of the modern era has been accused of it at various points. President Trump could be said to have been in such posture from day one.
Once again, it’s that time of year!
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Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?
I’m against Medicare for All but I understand that many people are for it. There are various arguments in favor. But paying for it will not be easy. And supporters had best stop trying to pretend that it is.
Your lack of service does not make you a lesser citizen or unworthy of respect. Your success is not tainted by what you think is a catastrophic failure.
“So you’re saying this won’t be on the test?”
You are trying to balance two environmental disasters against each other, with catastrophe looming on either end.
Just watch the video and bask in the sight of one of the 20th century’s great entertainers at the absolute height of his powers.
My (brief) life as a labor activist.
41 years after Youngstown’s “Black Monday” meant 5,000 lost jobs immediately and tens of thousands more to follow, the Mahoning Valley endures another day of 4-digit job loss with closure of General Motor’s Lordstown complex.
The civil rights party realignment didn’t really happen until 2008.
Many of the arguments about gerrymandering now fall back on complex mathematical overlays to geography and the Civil Rights Act, but the Supreme Court justices remain bewildered and unimpressed. There is, however, a much more elegant and simple solution to the problem that allows for a far fairer representative system: eliminate the district lines altogether.
In banning Jesse Kelly, Twitter managed to create a martyr and shoot themselves in the foot at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson disagreed with Blackstone’s notion that “Christianity is part of the common law.” Legal jurist St. George Tucker may have provided an Enlightenment alternative to Jefferson’s notion while revising Blackstone for America.
With President Trump increasingly under fire and continually thwarted in his executive actions in court, administration officials like Mattis saying “strictly according to the law,” will be more important to the country than ever.
For today, the first day after Thanksgiving, we’re going cold turkey. Got the shakes yet?
Just like with real Thanksgiving, the food part is way more important than the gratitude part.
The complicated relationship between the Batman, the ‘woman, and the ‘girl.
Who are the biggest Turkeys of 2018? Who are the best of 2018? Let’s find out.