A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
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.
An excursion into the outskirts of Trump Country.
This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
Teenager gets bit by a radioactive writing bug and becomes the real OG.
Sure, it is absolutely a bunch of garbage when conservatives laugh at a young woman who dares not to be independently wealthy before winning a seat in congress. It’s frustrating when someone takes one look at you and the assumption is “wife” or “intern”, as though you couldn’t possibly be more than that. Fight that not by whining, but by winning.
Election Night 2018 Ended Up Being Everything It Was Hyped Up To Be; But It Also Gave Us New Trends To Keep An Eye On
What companies (and the rest of us) can do to shore up our data security.
Sometimes we need to turn to a sub-culture to find the specialized vocabulary that most accurately describes phenomena in the main culture.
What we need as a society is more philosophy, more ethics, and better morality.
Of neckbeards and workman shirts…
And also sloppy joes, manwiches, slushburgers and other yummy non-burgers
When AR-15s are carried by white people, they are run-of-the-mill firearms used for hunting; when black people carry them, they are assault rifles.
Yesterday was America’s Election Day. Several candidates are running for office. It is estimated that upwards of some, and perhaps several, people will cast their votes by the time the polls close. These votes will be cast for candidates, all of whom generally agree with one another and simply want to work together.
Are you as scared as I am?
There’s a reason they say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.