A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
In a society with a strong central state, you may be treated as an individual. Under the rule of the clan, you’ll get questions like: “Who are your parents?”
New Dealer looks at the payscale.com report on which schools have the best return on investment.
Advanced showings of Michael Bay’s upcoming Easter movie, which depicts the events immediately preceding and following the crucifixion of Jesus, has come under fire from critics and religious scholars alike. Hoping to stave off protests, Bay has issued both an apology and explanation. Will it be enough?
Same-sex marriage might mean fewer babies. But how many fewer? It’s actually very hard to tell.
“Data that contradicts the Ideology is a lie; institutions that publish such data are the enemy; those individuals who consider such data are heretics.”
by New Dealer Tod Kelly recently tried to define what he considers to be the Left and received much criticism for his definition. This is my attempt as a liberal Democratic party supporter to try and define the differences between the Democratic Party, Liberals, and The Left/Leftists. The first issue is that politics depend a…
Predictions for the upcoming FTC investigation
The second in a four part series that argues that the left is headed down the same path toward the wilderness that the right began two decades ago. Before we look at the left, however, we must first examine the actual path blazed by movement conservatives.
An editorial in the Wall Street Journal declares leaders resembling 19th century imperialists are “winning.” Not necessarily, counters Creon Critic.
New Dealer offered an explanation of why we all should care if cultural institutions go under. Now, Rufus explains why he cares.
Trumwill explores the potential environmental impact of driverless cars.
Why show up at a party when everyone knows you weren’t invited?
We start our cooking school with one of the youngest cooking methods there is: Roasting.
A private stateroom on Mon Tiki, a hand-built, neo-Polynesian catamaran during her voyage up the East Coast from Florida to Montauk NY. because you want some uninterrupted time in an inspiring location to think and create.
Could Abraham Lincoln really have sidestepped the entire American Civil War by using the government’s power of property condemnation to buy all of the slaves in the South and then free them?
Liberals disagree with Adolph Reed Jr.’s Harper’s essay less than they think.
SIHTAF means “S[omething] I’ll Have To Apologize For,” as in readily-mockable conduct by a brother or sister member of the bar. Today, I contemplate my cocktail-party response to some guy suing video game publishers because his adult son has become a Playstation waste-oid.
Boris Lutskovsky grew up in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and for years he thought of himself as a Russian. As tensions rise in the Bloodlands, Boris reflects on what it means to be Ukrainian.
Jonathan McLeod reflects on the passing of a friend.
In which we take a peek at an upcoming series that will teach the seven cooking skills you need to know in order to make great, healthy food on a budget.
A pro-invader stance
Mad Rocket Scientist looks at the science and future of humanity’s next great adventure.
The left isn’t where the right is today, but more and more they appear to be starting down the same path the right unwisely chose twenty years ago. Tod Kelly sets the table for an upcoming short series. BSDI knee-jerkers, start your engines!
Those of us in favor of same sex marriage have won. But how do we live with those who are the losers?
Contrary to Matt Yglesias or Richard K. Vedder, Creon Critic argues why its really OK for people to give money to Harvard.