A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Many scientists like to nitpick science fiction, but why should they have all the fun?
Don’t say goodbye, because he hasn’t really left.
Sometimes, it’s not actually about the thing.
It’s not often, but sometimes the South is right and the rest of the country is wrong.
Federal lands are back in the news as a new regime in Washington pursues their agenda on public spaces.
The move towards violent street fighting is a dangerous trend which should not be accommodated by polite political society.
It’s past time for conservatives to ensure that no American has to worry about health care coverage because in the end we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.
A look at the trials and tribulations of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Kmart deserves either a good death or second chance at retail life. But looks more and more that it will get neither and that’s a shame.
As I watch the Trump Administration deteriorate into the political equivalent of the Fyre Festival, my thoughts naturally turn to Machiavelli.
Iron Fist may not be good, but it’s really not that bad.
Some modest suggestions to revive moribund symphonies and orchestras.
Pitch in for Science!
I’m not saying Le Pen is going to win. I am just saying that everything that needed to happen for her to win has been happening. (That said, I don’t think she’s going to win.)
The real argument against making abortion illegal is the conservative one.
A personal essay on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its return.
Focus, people, focus.
Today in America. Just like yesterday in America.
Anecdotal evidence can often be treacherous. But that doesn’t mean it’s always wrong.
If you want a creature that repeats lines from a textbook, get a parrot.
If you’re a lady, Mike Pence won’t have lunch with you. (Alone.)
Mob Violence, Heckler’s Veto, and the Consent of the Governed
Four years ago, I worried that fringe conspiracy theory-driven media would destroy American conservatism. As it turns out, it’s actually much, much, much worse than that.
A scholarly look at how literature can help us to understand the hard work of being human.
Youtube is where intellectuals should be making community outreach.