A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
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.
I daresay these are the most explosive congressional hearings since Anita Hill’s testimoy.
Are colleges teaching critical thinking?
The heat of the politics of the moment.
This week: Government, Family, Media, Transportation, and Politics
Do we have a right to keep people’s parentage from them?
Is the debate over breastfeeding a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with modern culture?
Guest author Kate Haverson has done the unthinkable.
It was supposed to be only a five hour tour…
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.