This Week: Cities, Jobs, Violence, Immigration, and More!
Where does the region go from here?
Redistribute or else!
A guide to cashing in your credibility.
Crap on the field.
Four states went to the polls Tuesday for primary voting election day, setting up general election showdowns for several Senate seats, OH Gov, and a slew of Congressional districts in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.
Two Senate primaries in WV and IN, along with the primary for the Governors race in Ohio, are among the issues voters go to the polls for on this primary election day.
I’m on vacation this week, so it’s a short set of links.
Despite the damage it has inflicted, coal is still king in West Virginia. Will the man held responsible for the deaths of 29 miners win the state’s Republican senate nomination?
How a gourmet donut shop became a battleground over gentrification, anarchism, white pride, and everything else.
The right college at the right price and also three year olds in school.
Free Comic Book Day Fallout
Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol
Since the most basic concept of sport is “there can only be one winner”, does the not winning become a source of frustration, cause pride in loyalty, or become a catalyst for change?
How do you make universal assistance happen?
This edition of Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times: A piece on the #GSK killer that has earned praise from the true crime genre, a new series on #Education gets started with establishing fact from fiction, how modern protests of classic art misses the point, #culturewar and #fakenews are nothing new, and a great piece about one man’s vision for his city, and how we can tackle tough issues like #housing and urban development practically.
A fine translation of a fine boardgame that makes a fine game to play in another window as you do other stuff
Hylas, Nymphs, and #MeToo. A missed opportunity for a conversation.
This Week: Oppression, Relationships, Internet, Vice, and the Planet.
Free Comic Book Day!
Like the paper barons of old, the real purpose of the online culture war is not the cause the true believers are fighting for. The real end-goal is the perpetual money machine that eternal aggrievement and outrage feeds.
New Reuters poll re: support for Republicans among 18-34 year olds
Building what we want.
I’m not sure I ever had a Media section before the rise of Trump. Now it’s almost as regular as Politics. Hmmm.
True, Hillary Clinton received roughly 2.9 million more votes that Trump. But she didn’t get the most votes either.
Nobody did. Nobody also won the electoral college in a landslide.
Many true crime buffs have been fascinated with this case for years; now it offers a new chapter of legal and scientific interest.
Galileo sold out and went mainstream, y’all.
While you where sleeping, the UK did some shuffling in the government lead by Prime Minster Theresa May. Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary among a growing immigration scandal, with communities secretary Sajid Javid elevated to the post.
One of these things is not like the other.
Okay, actually, almost none of these things are like the others.
Too many elections.
So where are the singing superhero movies?
What the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner lacked in sitting presidents and celebrities, it more than made up for in controversy, centered around headlining comedian Michelle Wolf:
VR Co-Op… specifically Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
#IndependentBookstoreDay is upon. After a week in which Amazon, a main force is the decline of bookstores announced their quarterly profits, the independent-minded bibliophiles now have their day. Or at least, one day.
This edition of Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times: Twitter as a positive thing, Conservatives needing work on their messaging, a harsh critique of Tennessee’s General Assembly, Trumpism and Reagan’s GOP, and a new staff writer for Ordinary Times introduces herself.