Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) on a balcony outside his Minority Leader’s office at the U.S. Capitol

It took social media mere moments from the announcement of Bob Dole’s death to do what social media does best: folks doing whatever they wanted to do anyway, but spinning breaking news as their latest excuse for it. In the case of high-profile political figures who pass away, the well-worn…

Promotional image from “The Chose” (Angel Studios)

Way back in 1965, George Stevens took the Biblical story of Jesus to the big screen, and the ensuing film The Greatest Story Ever Told became something of a Hollywood legend for the very earthly reasons of it’s budget. One of the most expensive movies ever shot in the United…

Dome of the West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, WV. Photo by Judson McCranie, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

For folks who haven’t had the pleasure of working/dealing with the federal government on budgetary matters, there is a term for certain kinds of funding commonly referred to as “use or lose” money. Funding that for various reasons, from statutory to the government practice of making sure you spend your…

The world has discovered “y’all,” and they like what they hear. So, all y’alls now want in on what some of us have been doing all along.

From the BBC …that’s the British Broadcasting Company for y’all that don’t know:

What do y’all think of when you hear the term…

Screengrab from The Beatles: Get Back (Walt Disney Pictures/Apple Corps/WingNut Films)

There is this moment in the “The Beatles: Get Back” that feels almost like a parable being played out.

The endless discussion that dominates “Part 1: Days 1–7”, variations on the theme of “What’s the show gonna be?” that go round and round eventually dominates everything else going on in…

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters as he returns to the Capitol from a bipartisan meeting with President Donald Trump about border security and ending the partial government shutdown, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Normally, to get this much repetitive “na-na-na-na”-ing from a McCarthy you’d have to put the 10 hour YouTube version of the Beatle’s “Hey Jude” on. …

Promotional image for Red Notice (Netflix/Seven Bucks Productions/Bad Version, Inc.)

There is a movie being self-aware, and then there is Ryan Reynolds whistling The Raiders March while traipsing through a storehouse of Nazi loot to set up the line “Look for the one labeled MacGuffin” to further the plot. Thus is the undercurrent of Red Notice on Netflix.

But it…

Photo by Office of the President of the United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

After a long, hot summer of legislative machination and a fall full of angst and congressional consternation, the bipartisan infrastructure package is through. …

Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Vet. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag, Writings found @arcdigi & elsewhere. Writing about food, folks, & faith at Yonder & Home

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