A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
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.
Nob’s Random Thoughts on the Weinstein Piece and Climate Change Morality.
The digital age is about to make another leap and is poised to change our lives in ways that far outpace the last twenty years of the Internet boom.
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.