A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Ten years is a long time.
On the art of punching down, punching-up, and punching sideways.
The Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Will Joe Biden throw away this shot?
You can’t win over heretics who aren’t there.
How I learned to stop whining and reform the Electoral College.
Saul DeGraw offers up some blunt talk to those who say that’s what they want from their leaders.
It had to happen eventually.
The shopping guide for the person who has everything.
Within days of the Paris Agreement being signed, a climate change denier was elected. What now?
Why an Obama voter made it a point to acquire one of those guns that politicians argue about.
The editorial staff very generously gave me my own subblog! Time to ruin my reputation in a whole new space!
Musings on the inherent struggle between self-righteousness and empathy, and what it means to be privileged in a complex world.
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