A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
I’m glad to hear of Republicans willing to speak out against Brownback’s radicalism. But I think the news from the Republican 100 is not as encouraging on a second look.
Revenue raised from carbon taxes is not “free money.” Will Truman’s support for the entire notion depends in good part on what is done with it.
A gay blogger learns that reforming the GOP means focusing on bread and butter issues first, social issues second.
Michelle Togut dissects “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” Dinesh D’Souza’s latest attempt to “re-right” American history.
Nothing will stand in the way of a good hardship narrative, not even an absence of actual hardship.
The big repair job–ripping open my roof so we can repair some rot caused by a century or so of ice dams–got delayed two weeks because the friend who’s going to help me is, believe it or not, working on his own house and doing jobs for money. Unbelievable. But we’re starting it today. Meanwhile,…
New fiction by Christopher Carr.
Burdens of proof are always symmetrically distributed
It’s been a tough year for coal, says guest writer Michael Cain. A look at the effects of politics and dual SCOTUS decisions on the nation’s oft-maligned source of energy.
Starbucks and Walgreens have each made a heavy pitch to be beloved by their local communities. So why are the results so very different? Tod Kelly suggests it all comes down to what you truly believe.
Concluding the Supreme Court’s Term are Harris v. Quinn and the newly-renamed Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Hint: both majority opinions are from Samuel Alito.
Can the police become a private corporation exempt from open records laws?
It’s the close of the term, and here’s a recap of the major cases from SCOTUS this year. Some surprising results. Some, not so much. Alsotoo: we’re waiting until Monday for the Hobby Lobby and Harris decisions.
When you have nowhere else to go, maybe you can go to North Dakota.
A critical look at George Will’s campus rape column, in its entirety, by zic.
Work, not leisure, should be seen as the mark of the good life.
The post-work society is not a new idea. And it’s been wrong often enough that it might not matter if it ever becomes right.
“If you can imagine doing anything else but X, do it.” or “Don’t do X unless……” I have heard this piece of advice numerous times and for numerous careers and options. X in these statements has been lawyer and law school, graduate school, be any kind of artist, an intellectual/academic, etc. Maybe there are also…
Gabriel Conroy ponders the slights he has offered to others during his time as a customer service agent.
Just how close do I get to religion? Let me tell you.
In the future, we will all be adjuncts of one kind or another.
Hate working? There’s always welfare!
Wouldn’t the post-work economy be a good thing?
And get a haircut dammit!
“We are the Oompa Loompa, and we will be heard.”