A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Does love endure? Will a love developed over decades whither and fade in a few short years? I don’t think I want to find out.
Can dogs love us? What science may say about the relationship between humans and their canine companions.
Not everyone waited for craigslsit or Match.com to be invented to find a way to browse potential partners. Johanna Hanley revisits her parents courtship.
In classical art, you almost never see Athena and Aphrodite depicted together. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not the same reason you never see Clark Kent and Superman in the same room.
Growing up I had no bigger dream than to be a husband. What marriage has meant to me as an expression of love.
On the inexplicable lastingness of sibling love.
When you’re straight, you’re often told what romantic love is: Parents. Friends. Songs. TV. Movies.
This is a lot more useful than most straight people seem to realize.
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Love grows where Rose and Mary go, and increasingly the courts give it their stamp of approval.
Jaybird called a bunch of companies and asked them what their post-Amendment 64 drug policies were.
From Clerk of Congress to Tribune of the People. Thanks a lot, Obam…er, Wilson!
Michael Sam’s decision to come out is big for pro sports. It’s even bigger to a forgotten segment of society: black gay males.
I’m glad you asked!
The reason the GOP should pass an immigration bill is for its long-term viability. The party isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but the numbers show that relying solely on the white vote will make it harder to win the White House and Congress, not easier.
How much of our collective outrage about the status of LGBTQ individuals in Russia is about LGBTQ rights and how much is about a lingering anti-Russian sentiment? Kazzy explores…
Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”
In a piece called “Robots Undercut the Case for More Immigrants” (seriously), David Frum argues that we shouldn’t let too many immigrants into the country because they will just be replaced by robots and therefore languish in intractable poverty.
This is wrong.
Early that morning, a tiny, not terribly bright idea got lodged in Frank’s head. It happens quite often to the soft-headed. And, unfortunately, Frank was feeling ambitious.
How we choose presidential candidates determines what kind of presidents we choose, and that’s why we got Millard Fillmore.
One of the stranger responses I get whenever I profess my own shrugging relativism is a snickering, “Oh, but that can’t possibly be true. You like things!” I think I’m meant to realize that literally liking anything precludes relativism. And recently, I have been introduced to this claim’s cousin: meaningful criticism is not possible within…
A cold wind blows where the weather is ordinarily quite lovely.
Trumwill investigates the intersection of sports, narrative, and race.
Introduction and Syllabus for Ordinary University’s first course, the U.S. Presidency.
The Melise Muñoz case is not as simple as it appears, and it is not only religious nuts who might understand the hospital’s position. Here, a explanation of why the case is more complicated than some think.