Crisis reveals character, the old saying goes. Our institutions and leaders are having that exact experience right now.
The COVID-19 Energy Crisis culminated Sunday evening, when the largest one-day slide since the 1991 Gulf War occurred, stoking fears of recessions or worse.
Your Ordinary World: Christmas Hangover edition, with links to stories you should catch up on now that the daily grind replaces merry & bright. Read, share, and discuss.
How good are things?
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.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “All in Due Time” is the theme, with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
Saul DeGraw offers up some blunt talk to those who say that’s what they want from their leaders.
Declining oil prices would suggest disaster for the environment but is that really the case?
Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!
Allison Benedikt accuses her colleagues who send their kids to private school for turning their backs on the promise of public education.
Flip through a few American newspapers and magazines, and it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that there’s a cultural obsession with fertility. (“Where Have All The Babies Gone?” “America’s Baby Bust.” “More...
I want to elaborate on something Elias touches on in his recent Salon piece. Declaring the Republican Party paralyzed by their on strategy of obstructionist nihilism, Elias explains,
This gives a brief (if overly patronizing and insensitive) summary of what bothered me about HBO’s new show: Girls. I didn’t know much about it going in, other than I was pretty excited. Anyone...