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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 25, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re wondering if anyone’s going on summer vacation. In Ottawa, the news keeps coming even as we’re counting down to a fall election. In the United States, the special counsel is back in the news despite his best efforts. In the U.K. there’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s going to make people do what he wants on Brexit (apparently). And finally, not to disturb your calm, but the rent is pretty damn expensive here in Canada, and we have the data to prove it now.  Continue reading

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Obama Says Pardon My Zinger at State of the Union

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Last night’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama’s sixth and second-to-last, contained the usual platitudes mixed with items from the Presidential wish list that are likely never to be granted. But in between Obama taking a victory lap on the economy, pushing for the continuing equalization in pay and marriage, and proposing new childcare support and two-years of free of community college, was a real moment that got everyone talking. Obama, upon mentioning that he had “no elections left” to fight, got a sarcastic round of applause from a few opposition members of Congress. What followed was a classy, but pointed slam heard ’round the Rotunda. Continue reading

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