Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times
Retroactive is a #ICYMI listing of all the great reading from the week that was. Ordinary Times is a group endeavor to explore and illuminate culture, with the word “culture” interpreted broadly. Here, you will find discussions of politics and law, art and sports, family and faith, laughter and grief, food and fiction.
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Policing the Predators By Em Carpenter In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.
Stop Mocking Millennials – Their Day is (Almost) Here By Andrew Donaldson
Putting questionable examples of Millennials in front of a camera over X issue to get Y reaction is it’s own industry in media right now. Easy-to-do content that gets strong reaction is good marketing strategy, but is also a play to stereotype and perception of Millennials as young and dumb, and is just not reality.
Taxing in the Name Of: Seattle “Head Tax” Approved Dubbed the “Seattle head tax”, the measure was touted to raise funds, combat homelessness, and build affordable housing by instituting a per-employee tax on companies such as Starbucks and Amazon, among others.
Judah Magnus and the Israeli Question A Look to the Past Looking Forward
Linky Friday: Picket Fences This week: Housing, Dogs, Religion, Food, and Transportation!
Saturday! BattleTech and Happy Birthday
Weekend! You know what they call it when you do the same thing over and over and over again and you hope for different results? Practice.
Ten Second News
Universal Norms in a Diverse World
Supply and Demand: Swedish Government Workers Edition
Self-Examining “Left Intellectual” Winning and Progressing
Beyond the Talking Head: Neil Cavuto
An Army of Kalispells
Canadian Asylum Law
New Tech for Old-School Transport
North Carolina Teachers March on Raleigh
Science Says Our Music Is Getting More Depressing
Tom Wolfe Dead at 88
US Supreme Court Strikes Down PASPA Gambling Restrictions
US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem to Praise and Violence
Mother’s Day Increasingly Happy for Millennial Moms
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