A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Or “Keep it Simple, Stupid”
In 1930, John Maynard Keynes made a bold prediction that the future would see drastically shorter working hours. Keynes predicted that only the most extreme workaholics would work more than fifteen hours a week. This famously never happened. The financial crisis of 2008 and continued era seemingly causes the fifteen hour week to come up every…
zic speaks up for a woman’s rights over her own body.
We’ve all heard the term “rape culture” thrown around, and it’s a term that can lose its meaning or significance with repeated use, but as we experience sexual crimes like those committed in Steubenville or against Rehtaeh Parsons–and the delayed and insufficient responses to the crimes–it is inescapable that rape culture persists and, perhaps, thrives.
There was a time when it mattered what smartphone people chose. That time has passed.
Please help us welcome Ordinary Times’ newest contributor (and our first Irish contributor), Brian John Spencer.
Surely we’re going to do a better job with drugs than we are doing with booze, right?
The Ordinary Court’s majority moves on to the final issue left in the case, and issues its ruling.
Tim Kowal agrees the Greens have individual standing, but suggests the corporation is the appropriate party to assert their claims.
In Part III of the Ordinary Court’s treatment of the Hobby Lobby case, the Ordinary Justices’ voting pattern shifts, with dramatic results.
Part II of the opinion, dealing substantively with whether Hobby Lobby can state a claim for relief under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The first part of the Ordinary Court’s treatment of one of this year’s most-publicized legal cases. To begin, we must understand the factual and legal landscape.
Introducing a new project by some of the lawyers and scholars writing for Ordinary Times: The Ordinary Court.
Jonathan McLeod writes about parental leave, family life and the chauvinism of chivalry.
Jaybird has started watching a show where people are being mean to each other and that got him thinking about the Death Penalty.
Jim Flaherty stepped down as Canada’s Finance Minister on March 18. Yesterday, he suddenly passed away in his Ottawa home. He was a politician who touched many. He will be dearly missed.
Saul DeGraw reviews Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.
California goes plurality Hispanic, spelling trouble for the GOP.
In what might be the most inept argument I have seen him make, the American Conservative pundit calls out my hometown. I respond.
Sometimes the law is a cruel mistress.
Tod Kelly considers Hillary’s probable 2016 nod, as well as his own “lesser-of” dilemma.
The populace of some states have more faith in their state government than others. Why?
Two recent events show that we are not good at accepting diversity in all its forms.
If President Carter is correct that the institution of the all-male priesthood contributes to sexism and the abuse of women, then it behooves the church, if not to change its doctrine on the priesthood, at least to acknowledge this unintended effect and work diligently to counter it.
A squib of a post about this morning’s Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Very brief: aggregate campaign donation limits unconstitutional.