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Monthly Archive: June 2018
Retroactive is the ICYMI listing of all the great reading from the week that was. With links and summaries of all the unique perspective, great writing, and diverse topics in culture and politics, Retroactive is your way of not missing anything from Ordinary Times. Read, share, and discuss.
A little short story that combines some Phillip K Dick with a little HP Lovecraft.
Gone for a while, but now Bach at it.
I marvel when I consider the layers of approval this must have gone through without anybody thinking it’s a bad idea. Or maybe, for Russians, it isn’t, and they merely regret that we heard about it over here?
The Silver Ball
The Supreme Court of the United States this week ruled in favor of privacy in Carpenter v. United States, a case out of the sixth circuit involving the warrantless search of a defendant’s cell phone location records.
A deep dive into the great basketball question of our era.
Will Americans Prioritize the Unsustainable Cost of Living Over Political Pageantry This Election Season?
The crushing cost of living in America is on the rise — both in reality and in the minds of disenchanted voters.
Soldiers & Spies
So if you are a small town in Washington state, how do you increase your population by 36% and your tax revenue two to five times that of other comparable sized municipalities? Economic magic? Nope; just be located close to the border and be thankful for Canadian Amazon shoppers flooding in for parcel pickup.
The old joke of “a Starbucks on every corner” might be slowing down, but the issues of growing too fast are not new for the coffee giant. CEO Howard Schultz returned to the company during the last period of adjustment, and his current retirement from the company has a familiar feel to it.
A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is federally indicted on 22 counts, including various fraud counts, false statements, and witness tampering. The man who wrote the book on corruption now stands accused of bilking the taxpayers who put him in office.
Nursing burnout, incomplete data, and single payer.
After days of controversy over the “border separation” policy, President Trump has signed an executive order addressing the policy, while calling for Congress to also act.
I’ve been picking up an interest in classic science fiction lately, so I found this interesting: Literature and film can open up to the depth and immensity of social truths we find profoundly difficult,...
In a genre as fiercely independent minded as Jazz can be, one of the few universally held truths is the greatness of John Coltrane. While his “A Love Supreme” is often discussed as the greatest of Jazz Albums, newly released material by Coltrane and his band from earlier in his career has emerged.
Workin’ Women & Workin’ Men
In my last post I was tough on the Democrats. Some readers pegged me as a closet Trump supporter with American flag pajamas. In this post I will lay that misconception (that I sleep in pajamas) to rest. 7 days ago Trump & Kim Jung Un shook hands. Today the universe is talking about one thing – children and border enforcement. Here’s my short summary.