Before there was flyover country, their was pass-through country.
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.
The level of student debt accrued by students has skyrocketed in recent years. At the same time, the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and the ensuing debt that goes along with it has been diminishing. The current model of higher education, it would appear, is ripe for disruption.
Enter Lambda School
If you’re “too successful” or “too important” to pay your workers a living wage, you don’t deserve to be a business owner, and your business doesn’t deserve to survive.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
Politicians vs Cowboys
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.
Lost in coverage of polls showing Americans overwhelmingly blaming the president for the shutdown was a warning sign for Democrats.
It is beyond absurd to have a federal government shutdown and simultaneously guarantee back pay.
Wait, I need to back up here.
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.
We all know that being overweight isn’t good for our bodies. And yes, the obesity epidemic is out of control. Fat shaming is not the right response to the problem, though. In fact, it’s making the problem even worse than otherwise would be.
840 or Bust!
Even if your arms aren’t full of parental baggage, Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” is a must see.
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.
A Mindful Diverson
Look it up. Look it up. Look it up.
The pre-emptive play.
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.
From the creators of The Original Plants vs. Zombies!
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.
An audience loves a good kettle drum.
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If the shutdown continues, many families will have to deal with changes in their lifestyles. How much do kids need to know, and when?
Watching Bill Burr’s “F is for Family” is like revisiting childhood 25 minutes at a time.
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.
One might even say it’s the hardest part.
Getting back on that horse
There are some issues that are more likely to obliterate the partisan line. Recently, we have seen Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor team up for a common cause: the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.
One thing that annoys me is people conflating the far side of the moon with the “dark side”. These are not the same thing.
Everyone’s on strike.
Seen in that light, the President’s comments become much more sinister. He’s trying to leverage the ongoing opioid epidemic into support for his his wall. It almost certainly won’t help. But once the problem gets better he’ll claim credit for it.
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.
“Like Planned Parenthood, Obria Medical Clinics want Medicaid and Title X funding from the Trump Administration to protect Women’s healthcare, and gives birth to a game-changing political narrative for the Pro-life movement, and a newly Pro-choice-controlled-Congress. The right to choose now holds a brand new meaning.”
Your weekly roundup of legal and law related links from around the web. This week features drunk prosecutors, foul -mouthed lawyers, a particularly brazen burglar, and Matthew McConaughey.
Thank goodness it’s over it was great.
Presented without further comment, President Trump’s address to the nation from Tuesday, 8 January 2019 and the Democratic Response by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.