Archive for March, 2011

Leaders of the Future

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Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM, over 60 high school students will gather at Leg Hall for the 2011 edition of the Delaware YMCA’s Youth in Government Model Legislature. There have been instances where the bills these kids write, debate, and vote on actually get introduced in the General Assembly. If you have some time tomorrow or Saturday, stop by Leg Hall and watch these kids in action. You might be impressed. I always am.

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Thursday Open Thread

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The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., March 31, 2011

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Tony DeLuca may well leave a positive legacy on the Delaware General Assembly yet.

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How Not To Apologize – Wisconsin GOP Edition

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The Wisconsin governor plans to keep implementing the anti-union bill despite a second court order. The Dane County GOP unleashes a juvenile attack on the judge.

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Civil Unions Bill Passes First Test

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The Civil Unions bill was voted out of committee yesterday in the Senate. They also heard testimony about how civil unions will lead to grandfathers taking granddaughters to hotels.

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A View On The Republican Presidential Candidates

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Joe Klein: “I have never before seen such a bunch of vile, desperate-to-please, shameless, embarrassing losers coagulated under a single party’s banner. They are the most compelling argument I’ve seen against American exceptionalism.”

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Wednesday Open Thread

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The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 30, 2011

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The picture emerging from Dover is that of a dispirited Senate Democratic Caucus and the State Senate as a whole. The ongoing DeLuca saga and the DeLuca/Peterson imbroglio is wearing on the body’s members.

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Newt Gingrich, Intellectual

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Newt Gingrich shares what kind of future he fears.

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Lying Is OK If You Believe It

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Fox News managing editor Bill Sammon admitted that he called Barack Obama a socialist even though he thought it was far-fetched. He justified the lie by saying everyone started talking about it.

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An Open Letter to Senators McDowell, Henry, Marshall & Bushweller

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The Delaware State Senate and, in particular, the Senate Democratic Caucus must decide whether it is in the best interest of the legislative body and the citizens you represent to retain or replace Sen. Anthony J. DeLuca as President Pro-Tempore.

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Tuesday Open Thread

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The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

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Donald Trump went whole-scale birther and also called for an investigation of Hawai’i Governor Neil Abercrombie because Abercrombie knew Obama’s parents and remembers Obama’s birth.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 29, 2011

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Allow me to quote from Sen. George Howard Bunting in today’s News-Journal: “Tuesday’s going to be a very interesting caucus.”

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The Miracle That Wasn’t

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USA Today investigated the standardized test scores of some schools labeled successful and found some unusual patterns.

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Sussex County Angel Weighs In On The Basketball Net Saga, And Crosses A Big Line

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Sussex County Angel has put up a post titled Government Gone Wild! DelDOT Workers Take Toys From Children?, and she crosses a line.

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GOP vs AARP

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I’m honestly shocked that Republicans are going after the AARP… given that they cannot win anything without seniors.

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Time To Make A Call – 5 Reasons To Call Your AG Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the day where you and thousands of people will call our Attorneys General to demand a strong settlement against the big banks. Why is your phone call so important?

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Monday Open Thread

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The Monday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Juan Cole’s “Open Letter To The Left On Libya”

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University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, an expert on the Middle East, writes an open letter to the left on Libya.

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Pointy-Haired Cartoonist

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Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams created a controversy when he wrote about Men’s Rights Activists and compared women to children and the mentally handicapped.

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Cellophane – It Keeps Kids Fresh

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Cellophane – It Keeps Kids Fresh

Du Pont thinking outside the box.

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Farewell — Bob Herbert’s Last NYT Column

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Bob Herbert has spent years writing about lives and challenges of those increasingly voiceless and often invisible in our society.   He has been a fiercely moral voice writing about the immorality of torture, killing, institutional injustice against the poor, or working people or minorities — always making the case that you can’t be a great nation by demonizing and dehumanizing those who aren’t so fortunate.  There is alot to commend about his career — I probably remember best his writing against torture and his dogged effort to not let the people of Tulia targeted by law enforcement out of control get out of our sight.

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DeLuca Probed By Feds

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Federal officials are investigating whether Senate President Pro Tem Anthony DeLuca’s job at the state’s Department of Labor violates a federal law enacted to prevent elected officials from exploiting government jobs for personal or political gain, The News Journal has learned.

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Weekend Open Thread

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The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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