Monthly Archive: July 2018

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


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.

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.