A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
We never thought that we would be the type of parents to consider private school. And yet.
The only way Trump leaves before 2025 is if he gets voted out of office next November. His political opponents would do well to focus on that instead of pie-in-the-sky daydreams of the cabinet spiriting him out of our lives.
The weirdest thing about forgiveness is that in the end it really isn’t about the person you’re forgiving, it’s about you.
Allowing lobbyists to pay people to stand in line for public hearings is only bad in a purely symbolic way. Which is to say, it’s really, really bad.
Luckily, they make love songs for twisted and dysfunctional creeps too.
To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.
Clean your own house first. Eric Porterfield is in West Virginia, and West Virginia is my home, so let’s just deal with him for now.
We need a brand-new approach to relieving human pain. Our existing solutions pack our prisons, sentence nonviolent offenders to life and exacerbate one of the worst and most avoidable tragedies in recent memory.
Lost in Space is an enjoyable watch your whole family can enjoy and I felt represented by it in a way that I oftentimes don’t.
A practicing Muslim requested the presence of his imam at his execution and was told no; he’d have to make do with the prison’s Christian chaplain or no spiritual leader at all as he met his state-sponsored end. SCOTUS agreed.
So … that’s the GND. So what do I think of it? To be honest, I’d expect more out of a freshman year term paper.
A look back at some of the movies that stood out in 2018
According to the artist Jennifer Rubell and Cultural DC website, it’s a commentary on the many roles Ivanka plays and how we the public contribute to those roles. According to conservatives on Twitter, it is a derogatory piece meant to poke fun at Ivanka and laugh as we throw trash at her.
While our political divides aren’t going away, the way we talk about them should.
Only then can we have all the great ideological battles we have been wanting to fight but cannot – trapped as we are, swinging at the empty air in our own little bubbles.
LEGO had an anniversary, so I felt I should write about them.
Believe it or not, you can make some amazing pulled pork in this thing. It’s not the same as bbq cooked for hours in a smoker, but it’s still pretty fantastic.
Can two people set aside their differences and under the influences of hormones and hearts, live happily ever after?
My purpose, however, is only to plant a little bit of doubt or skepticism about what is currently being sold as the truth as we know it. This requires me to talk a little about the genetic studies.
HSBC bank throws in its lot.
Turning the right page…
The overwhelming evidence against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ incessant, and intentional, deception is a compelling indictment against the church. Clearly, if Pope Francis is sincere in rebuilding trust among the lay faithful, he must gut the hierarchy after the summit. Maniscalco’s comments from 2002, tarnishes Blessed John Paul II’s legacy as pope, and casts a black cloud over Francis’ papacy. When did the pope know and when did he know it?
Disney is all frayed cultural glories.
“Outlander” and The Husband Problem
Part II: To the future and beyond!