To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.
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The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that
We have arrived at a paradoxical position: our democratic institutions require our participation for their continued legitimacy and health, but a sudden surge of political engagement is currently driving their instability and stress-testing them to breaking point.
Her public image is the worst of any losing presidential candidate since at least Gerald Ford.
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.
Rashida Tlaib called the president a “motherfucker.” Conservatives are pretending to be outraged about it.
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.
In a move that was surprising only in the timing, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) released a launch video and a notice of forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 White House bid. The later move allows her to officially begin fundraising, staff a campaign, and become the first of the known name candidates to declare.
Ebb tide is the first feeling that the water is rushing out. Not the beginning or the end, the shift in the middle part of the cycle signaling change. That is what the last few days has felt like for the Trump Administration.
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.
Are you as scared as I am?
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking female Republican in Congress. And I thinks she is in BIG trouble.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “All in Due Time” is the theme, with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
It became readily apparent that the [Kavanaugh] fight was not about his judicial philosophy or whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. It rapidly became a war between our two political tribes in which the only thing that mattered was victory and in which each side was living in its own reality.
Adoption is hard enough without the political extremes of our country making it harder.
Many Americans consider it boorish to bring up politics or religion outside of sanctioned times and places. One simply does not talk politics at the dinner table. It won’t do.
But the gaming table is not the dinner table. Ideally, you play games with friends. Or if your close friends don’t share your hobbies, then at least your regular group is acquainted well enough that political differences of opinion are unimportant enough to keep you from playing together. Or if that isn’t the case, then at the very least you all retain enough courtesy to stow your partisan inclinations while the game is underway.
If the left see Avenatti busy about the work of the resistance while elected officials only talk about it, with little to show for it, the opening for an outsider might be an Avenatti-sized hole in 2020.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ Friday tradition of bringing you various links from across the web and around the world. This week, “An Airing of Greivances,” with music interludes and plenty to read, share, and discuss.
The more I turn over [Bush’s] record and compare it to where Trump is going, the more it becomes obvious that this isn’t just about a personal animus for Trump. At every turn — the environment, the budget, trade policy, immigration — Trump is shaping up to be worse.
The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.
That’s not what happened.
Is it possible that the idea of death tickling at the back of our mind is pushing us to be more ideologically rigid as our population ages? Is fear driving our new partisan gulf? As a thought experiment let’s be brave and think about death for just a moment.
Facts and figures change minds?
The intersection of economics, politics, and Star Wars.
The impeachment of Donald Trump is the fondest wish of many Democrats. Be careful what you wish for!
Immigration politics, race politics, and an Australian Prime Minister who went mysteriously missing.
Kennedy, King, and Roy Cohn…
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?
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.
Too many elections.
Don’t call it a comeback, they have been at it for years. #Calexit has returned.
Conservatives especially would do well to remember that a core principle of their alleged beliefs is personal accountability. If conservatives or anyone else hope to attract people to hearing them out, a fully developed sense of handling unfairness in a constructive way is key.
This past week, at Ordinary Times:The Magic of Ben Shapiro; When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do?; By a thousand cuts; Yes Hannity Cohen is in fact your lawyer and you should be glad; Letter to younger myself #1: The anti-gay rights amendment; National School Walkout Day, 19 years after Columbine