A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Not paranoid enough!
The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.
Another breakdown on the election and, in particular, where the Democratic Party goes from here.
Random thoughts and musings on President Trump, the game of soccer, and a truly historic election.
In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
What do you think is going to happen? Let us all make fools of ourselves.
Paul Krugman still defends free trade, but does so while channeling John Rawls in favor of the “free trade losers.”
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
A book coming out next month turns the days leading up to Pearl Harbor into a nail-biter and exonerates the admiral who was made a scapegoat for the attacks.
Prediction: Whichever candidate gets 51% of the vote will win.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
Five lesser-known gems to give you the creeps this Halloween
The completion of my copyright trilogy, on whether to and how to address piracy.
In the wake of Brexit, many Millennials blamed Baby Boomers for ruining their futures. Is the same true in the U.S.?
Jeb gave it the old college try, with $100 million.
An intellectual experiment. Let’s play the role of electoral fraudster. Come, and conspire for a moment, and let us see whether we might realize benefit from subverting the integrity of American democracy.
…And whether we’ve now been presented with evidence that this is actually happening.
When a previously mainstream group radicalizes, it’s worth considering how they got there.
Marco Rubio had a really good shot at the prize.
Zero-hour contracts are somewhat of a Catch-22 in the UK. What impact will Brexit have on these temporary workers, and are there any parallels in the U.S.?
Those who claim the press have been conspiring to sit on stories about Donald Trump haven’t been paying attention to the press.
Trump was never inevitable.
Wetting some of the fray over rights and responsibilities.
Academia, Neocons, and the Curse of Being Relevant.
In light of Trump’s most recent loathsome statements, it is clear the Republican Party has fewer actual conservatives than it wishes to admit.