Author: Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.
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Linky Friday: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

For the uninitiated, Linky Friday was long a tradition here at Ordinary Times. So don’t call it a comeback, Linky Friday’s been here for years…

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A Boxkicker’s Christmas Carol

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” Especially the boxkickers bringing the presents, overworked and underappreciated modern
Santas they are.

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About Last Night: Impeachment Edition

So now we have an impeached president, a pending senate trial whose machinations are uncertain even if the outcome is not, and oh-by-the-way the Iowa caucuses and rest of the presidential primary is relentlessly coming towards us.

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The Silence of The Mandalorian

Why is the Disney+ Star Wars series so good, when the movies have seemingly struggled? The Mandalorian knows when to just shut up and enjoy the scenery.

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UK Elections: The Limits of Comparisons

Slow your roll on drawing sweeping parallels between UK elections and in-progress 2020 elections in America. Things that are different are not the same.

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Whereas It is Fitting: Veterans Day in America

As long as this great experiment in a free people self governing is to continue, it is good and proper to reflect on those Americans who carried the load when it mattered the most

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Vanity, Thy Name is Anonymous

A ineffective coward sally forths into the media to make sure you know how bravely they are accomplishing nothing

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Star Wars: The Meh of Skywalker

I can’t be that kid again, but what I don’t want to do is pretty clear to me nine films in: I don’t want to pick apart the movies anymore.