Your weekly roundup of the latest in legal and law related links from around the web, featuring MLK, SCOTUS updates, dumb criminals, taxidermy and more.
Can a young boy die of embarrassment?
The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that
Ordinary World: Education from Ordinary Times and Scott J. Davies with links to stories about higher ed, charter schools, community college, elite schools, quality of education and more for you to read, share, & discuss.
While the wife is away.
As had been widely reported, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced see will be seeking the Democratic Nomination for president in 2020.
America has a strange relationship with the small handful of drugs it’s collectively chosen to tolerate.
Your Ordinary World for 21 January 2018 featuring links to stories on the Super Bowl, MLK Day, Women’s March, March for Life, President Trump’s media coverage, single women dining out, and income inequality after a disaster to read, share, and discuss.
He wants to see you
If there’s a better way out of this, I’m sure Nancy Pelosi will go with it. She is nothing if not very good at her job. But here’s what I’ve got.
A gold nugget hiding in the back of Netflix
Everything you ever wanted to know about women, you can learn from reading “Twilight”.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
Going and coming…
President Trump made his announced remarks from the White House, and as expected pitched a compromise for the on-going government shutdown.
I have been playing a *LOT* of Blackjack.
What was that, ma?
Journalism’s current standards for determining what is publishable are brittle and subject to manipulation by malicious actors.
The Supreme Court continues to provide an interesting study in perceived contradictions with its most recent ruling. In a 5-4 decision that saw two justices switching teams, the Court voted to uphold the sentencing of a Florida man under the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA), which resulted in a minimum sentence of 15 years
If you went to bed early Thursday, you might have missed Buzzfeed News making quite the splash just after 10p, EST with reporting by Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier. You won’t be able to miss it this morning, or in the coming days if proven to be accurate.
Elizabeth Warren’s missed opportunity.
The story of a kid wise beyond his years.
The joys of the three (or four) day weekend.
Online learning is going to be an ever-growing aspect of education in the future, particularly at the tertiary level. It is imperative that online courses become more effectively designed and accessible in order to maximise the benefits for students.
We have arrived at a paradoxical position: our democratic institutions require our participation for their continued legitimacy and health, but a sudden surge of political engagement is currently driving their instability and stress-testing them to breaking point.
What’s the worst that could happen?
If you are willing to ignore his ongoing catastrophic failures, John Engler has made for a great university president.
Her public image is the worst of any losing presidential candidate since at least Gerald Ford.
Your weekly round-up of the best legal and law related links from around the web. This week features political beef over executive power-Civil War style, as well as Burger King, Biker gangs, and rare Bar Exam achievement.
Before there was flyover country, their was pass-through country.
For his part King is claiming he was misunderstood, taken out of context, and is being treated unfairly. Which was his defense to similar controversy in 2016. And in 2017. Oh, and he claimed the same in 2018.
The level of student debt accrued by students has skyrocketed in recent years. At the same time, the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and the ensuing debt that goes along with it has been diminishing. The current model of higher education, it would appear, is ripe for disruption.
Enter Lambda School
If you’re “too successful” or “too important” to pay your workers a living wage, you don’t deserve to be a business owner, and your business doesn’t deserve to survive.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
Politicians vs Cowboys
And then there were 4. Or 5. Or six. Depends on who you are counting as officially running for the Democratic Nomination for President in 2020. But this probably bears watching closely, as some of the powers that be have already expressed excitement for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.