Author: Andrew Donaldson

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Ordinary World for Monday 21 January

Your Ordinary World for 21 January 2018 featuring links to stories on the Super Bowl, MLK Day, Women’s March, March for Life, President Trump’s media coverage, single women dining out, and income inequality after a disaster to read, share, and discuss.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.

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Rep Steve King Removed From Committee Assignments

For his part King is claiming he was misunderstood, taken out of context, and is being treated unfairly. Which was his defense to similar controversy in 2016. And in 2017. Oh, and he claimed the same in 2018.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Announce Presidential Run

And then there were 4. Or 5. Or six. Depends on who you are counting as officially running for the Democratic Nomination for President in 2020. But this probably bears watching closely, as some of the powers that be have already expressed excitement for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Ordinary World

Your Ordinary World for Monday, 14 January 2019, with links to writing on Brexit, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, President Trump and the world, state subsidized movie productions, thoughts on refugees, and focusing on taxes vs tariff to read, share, and discuss.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.

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Julian Castro Declares 2020 POTUS Bid

His announcement was not surprising, having made little secret of his ambition for higher office. At 44, he will be one of the younger candidates, something he is used to as he has been youngest city council member, youngest mayor, and youngest Obama cabinet official over the course of his career.

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Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced she’s running for president in 2020. Or rather, she annoucned that she is going to announce in a released clip from her forthcoming interview with CNN’s Van Jones.

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Linky Friday: Moving Pictures Edition

Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week, a moving pictures edition, with videos from the week that was.

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Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving DOJ , Again

If this sounds familiar it is because it is. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly leaving the DOJ in coming weeks, maybe after nominee for AG Bill Burr takes office. And he means it this time. For sure. Probably.

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The Story After the Story Tells the Story

The follow-up stories to the headline grabbing viral ones never receive as much attention. This one, where Der Spiegel’s Christoph Scheuermann went to the town at the center of the Claas Relotius scandal, should.

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Ordinary World for 7 January, 2019

Your Ordinary World for 7 January 2019 featuring links to stories and points of views you need to start your Monday Morning off right from Ordinary Times.

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.

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A Tale of Two Falwells

It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.

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Linky Friday: Those Folks on the Hill

Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss

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Mitt Romney Writes a Thing, People React

What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.