Monthly Archive: July 2018

The Rise and Fall of British Fascism

Why did fascism fail in 1930s Britain? And what lessons can we learn to make sure that it fails in the 21st century?

When Laws Aren’t Laws

Laws without any means of enforcement aren’t laws, and the laws cited with regard to Israel and Gaza manage to be even more worthless than that.

I’m with the Brand

I’d be more optimistic about gentrification in my city if the boosters could fill in the details of their bright new future.


Comics as a medium for meditation on various virtues and vices

On Walter Simonson’s The Judas Coin


Competitive StarCraft is going through a surprising disruption


Founders & Futures

Gods, prophets, and founders of nations of man.


Linky Friday: Worldwide

Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling links from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week in Linky Friday: Worldwide, Media, People, Nations, and Culture, soundtracked with an around the world theme. Read and share.


We were lucky enough to be invited to a funeral for the parent of a friend.


23andMe to Share DNA data with GlaxoSmithKline

23andMe is sharing customer data with drug makers. They are allowed to do so under their user agreement. But like the Facebook outrage over personal data, how many didnt read the fine print and now will regret their decision?

Straw Dogs

The straw ban isn’t the problem; the idea that the straw ban is some kind of bridge to solving bigger problems is. Because straw bans are easy; effecting real change is hard.


Can Walmart Compete (in Streaming Video)?

Ordinary Times regular contributors Mark Krieger (@musepolisci) and Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) break down the news that Walmart is looking to launch their own streaming service, and fall on opposite sides when it comes to projecting the retail giants success.