A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Peer with Burt Likko into his Constitutional crystal ball, and you shall see a vision of a veritable hurricane of voter registration litigation, of a sort yet unseen in American legal history.
Everything you think you know is backwards.
War for the Planet of the Apes” is the rare third entry that actually tops its predecessors.
A look at the relative culpability of overly optimistic borrowers for automobile loans.
George Romero has died. His contributions, like his beloved monsters, have not.
I discuss the difficulties of constitutional interpretation of the 14th Amendment as it relates to the fundamental rights to be free from both racial and religious discrimination.
Naked people in pornography and naked people in media are two very different types of naked people, implies Ross Douthat routinely.
In which I am the last person on Earth to discover that cable television is doomed.
Space Corps is coming. And when it does, it may never leave the ground.
It’s not exactly a light carbon footprint if you rely upon the existence of stores full of goods and services to be available whenever you need them.
Every so often I ever so fleetingly have hope
A review of a must-read book about tenure and the humanities.
The tragic case of Charlie Gard.
Really, what did King George III do that was so bad anyway?
A family is not a democracy.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
Oregon is cracking down on loose scheduling.
Comity, good faith, and bi-partisanship are at an end. How should the Democratic Party conduct itself after Trump?
Never before can I recall the Order List being more interesting.
With a free bonus Ballgate Scandal!
But take heart, the future of government health-care is almost certainly more generous than its present.
Shared Universes are a recommendation algorithm and a sequel factory and our enjoyment or lack thereof doesn’t really factor in.
It is exceedingly difficult to get people to tell each other new and different stories than they do.
Yet it may prove to be existentially important to persuade them to do exactly that.
Democrats have always been more powerful as a party when their coalition is broad and inclusive of a large slate of conservative leaning red and purple state Democrats. Building such a coalition is getting harder, but it is still the only way forward.
Examining how “fake” the news really is, and the methods by which our news is circulated.