A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
The free market is a good thing. But it isn’t the only thing.
Part I: The publishing industry today
The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that
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.
Everything you ever wanted to know about women, you can learn from reading “Twilight”.
Journalism’s current standards for determining what is publishable are brittle and subject to manipulation by malicious actors.
Elizabeth Warren’s missed opportunity.
We have arrived at a paradoxical position: our democratic institutions require our participation for their continued legitimacy and health, but a sudden surge of political engagement is currently driving their instability and stress-testing them to breaking point.
Her public image is the worst of any losing presidential candidate since at least Gerald Ford.
If you’re “too successful” or “too important” to pay your workers a living wage, you don’t deserve to be a business owner, and your business doesn’t deserve to survive.
We all know that being overweight isn’t good for our bodies. And yes, the obesity epidemic is out of control. Fat shaming is not the right response to the problem, though. In fact, it’s making the problem even worse than otherwise would be.
Even if your arms aren’t full of parental baggage, Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” is a must see.
Watching Bill Burr’s “F is for Family” is like revisiting childhood 25 minutes at a time.
Seen in that light, the President’s comments become much more sinister. He’s trying to leverage the ongoing opioid epidemic into support for his his wall. It almost certainly won’t help. But once the problem gets better he’ll claim credit for it.
“Like Planned Parenthood, Obria Medical Clinics want Medicaid and Title X funding from the Trump Administration to protect Women’s healthcare, and gives birth to a game-changing political narrative for the Pro-life movement, and a newly Pro-choice-controlled-Congress. The right to choose now holds a brand new meaning.”
People who know better shouldn’t pretend not to.
One of the most thrilling BCS games I can remember was the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when an outmanned and outranked Boise State team upended the mighty Sooners. That’s the kind of thing I would want to see in an expanded playoff system. Not another chance for Georgia to blow a big lead against the Tide.
Not a dime.
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
To dive deeper into the implications of Mark Greif’s “Against Everything,” Roland Barthes’ “Mythologies” is required.
The treatment of honesty on “Better Call Saul” is fascinating because it is REAL.
Trump’s re-election numbers look worse than his predecessor’s, in more ways than one.
For over a year, I have been commuting by train and bike from my home in Santa Rosa to South Marin County. This change in how I get to and from work has allowed for reflection on what it means to construct livability in our towns and cities.
So my co-workers took me to Dragon Man’s.