41 years after Youngstown’s “Black Monday” meant 5,000 lost jobs immediately and tens of thousands more to follow, the Mahoning Valley endures another day of 4-digit job loss with closure of General Motor’s Lordstown complex.
The civil rights party realignment didn’t really happen until 2008.
Many of the arguments about gerrymandering now fall back on complex mathematical overlays to geography and the Civil Rights Act, but the Supreme Court justices remain bewildered and unimpressed. There is, however, a much more elegant and simple solution to the problem that allows for a far fairer representative system: eliminate the district lines altogether.
In banning Jesse Kelly, Twitter managed to create a martyr and shoot themselves in the foot at the same time.
With President Trump increasingly under fire and continually thwarted in his executive actions in court, administration officials like Mattis saying “strictly according to the law,” will be more important to the country than ever.
Who are the biggest Turkeys of 2018? Who are the best of 2018? Let’s find out.
The government has nukes.
A look at the election past.
Sure, it is absolutely a bunch of garbage when conservatives laugh at a young woman who dares not to be independently wealthy before winning a seat in congress. It’s frustrating when someone takes one look at you and the assumption is “wife” or “intern”, as though you couldn’t possibly be more than that. Fight that not by whining, but by winning.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you linked stories from around the world and across the web. This week, “For the 116th Time…” a look at the many stories of the incoming US Congress, plus remembering the music of Roy Clark.
Election Night 2018 Ended Up Being Everything It Was Hyped Up To Be; But It Also Gave Us New Trends To Keep An Eye On
Sometimes we need to turn to a sub-culture to find the specialized vocabulary that most accurately describes phenomena in the main culture.
A murky legal footing isn’t good for businesses, and it isn’t good for folks who only want to hold down a decent job without letting their health get the better of them.
On a news day that was already anything but slow, the White House announced that Jeff Sessions has resigned from his position as attorney general, at the request of President Trump. From CNN: President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, effectively firing him.Sessions’ resignation letter has been delivered to White House…
Much ink has been spilt since Donald Trump’s election regarding the legitimacy of the U.S. government system, the fortitude of the rule of law, and the viability of American democracy. What do the 2018 election results tell us about those big, scary issues?
Yesterday was America’s Election Day. Several candidates are running for office. It is estimated that upwards of some, and perhaps several, people will cast their votes by the time the polls close. These votes will be cast for candidates, all of whom generally agree with one another and simply want to work together.
Are you as scared as I am?
Ordinary World: Election Day with the first voting in America, the contention of 2000, the mess of 1998, the ugliest election ever in 1876, and the most consequential election in American History in 1864.
Like many, I prefer to start my days with a jolt of news-induced panic, although I couldn’t tell you why.
There are no Air Force movies, nor will there ever be.
Today, I’ll admit I have no idea what an effective form of protest looks like, but getting together as a group with signs and props feels archaic and useless, almost as if it was invented by those who want any dissent to be easily dismissed.
Will History Repeat Itself This Year?
Student loan debt has surpassed auto loans and credit cards to become the second largest type of consumer debt in the country, behind home mortgages. Some predict that the effects of the student loan bubble popping will have similar effects as the housing market collapse of 2008.
Marching and chanting have lost the power to move the needle. There are exceptions of course, but I contend that protest has an ever diminishing power to move us. With a few caveats (border policy on children for example) It’s hard to point to any policy changes that are a direct result of a protest movement in the last 5 years, in spite of record setting rallies and marches.
Know evil by its acts, not its words.
Seven points about the Brazilian Presidential Election
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking female Republican in Congress. And I thinks she is in BIG trouble.
What battles are you likely to fight? Orc assaults will likely rely on superior infantry numbers, Gnoll infestations will be guerilla-style salt-the-earth raids, Illithid conflicts will be psy-op 4GW affairs, and if you have a dragon problem, you can kiss those thatched roof cottages goodbye (pace Trogdor). Will your bog-standard infantry/archery/cavalry mix be suited to defend the kingdom against these sorts of threats?
Vikram offers free advice to a corporation that knowingly laundered money for terrorists on how they can better diversify their workforce
While Trump’s lawyer in the defamation case, Charles Harder, declares the ruling “total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels,” the battles between the two are not over.
What is a race of people made of?
Not being tied to political and election cycles has helped keep the U.S. Register of Copyrights an apolitical institution. Will H.R. 1695 change that?
Your Ordinary World links for 15 Oct 18, focusing on Prognostications, Previews, and Perspectives on Midterm Elections 2018, plus two from the Ordinary Times Archives on the 2010 and 2014 midterms.
Remember: You Can’t Make Fun of Someone Else’s Prediction Unless You Post Your Own
Never Trump Republicans may go the way of Moderate Republicans with no desire to do anything more than complain.