Author: Andrew Donaldson

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More Chaos in Virginia Governor’s Controversy

Even for a state who traces it’s origins of governance to clandestine and often rowdy meetings in the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern, this is getting pretty chaotic:

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Ordinary World 4 Feb 2019

Your Ordinary World for Monday with links about the Super Bowl, HBCU still struggling, Ralph Northam, Progressive FoPo in 2020 campaign, find every language, conservative media, and a trailblazing flyer gets historic sendoff.

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Ordinary World: Throwback Thursday

Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.

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Challenger: Learning of Tragedy in Real Time

Days of remembrance, such as this anniversary of the Challenger disaster, remind us that along with the memories and thoughts of what we felt comes a responsibility to teach the past and the lessons from it. Not just for recording the events, but in explaining to those who didn’t live through them what it was like.

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Linky Friday: Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself

With the 2020 presidential campaign heating up, and several of the big names starting to officially declare, the first batch of campaign videos to introduce the candidate are out. And that’s just the one’s who have announced…there are plenty more where that came from.

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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.