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Don’t let 1% of adults pick who runs our schools

Filed in National by on April 24, 2018 1 Comment
Don’t let 1% of adults pick who runs our schools

There are 140,000 students in Delaware’s public education system. Yet each year, just about 7,000 people make one of the most important choices about our schools: who runs them. On May 8, communities across the state will hold elections for public school board members. In the past, a staggering 1 to 2 percent of registered […]

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“Kathy McGuiness to Drop From Auditors Race Citing Multiple Conflicts of Interest”

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“Kathy McGuiness to Drop From Auditors Race Citing Multiple Conflicts of Interest”

That’s the headline we should be reading in a week or so. Dennis Williams makes a very solid case for why McGuiness needs to drop.

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Meredith Chapman killed in apparent murder-suicide

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Meredith Chapman killed in apparent murder-suicide

A former communications official at the University of Delaware who recently ran for state Senate was killed in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, Monday night in an apparent murder-suicide, according to multiple sources. Meredith Chapman had been UD’s director for digital communications until March. She recently started a job as an assistant vice president at Villanova University. […]

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April 24 Open Thread: Panel Finds No Savings in Merging School Districts

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on April 24, 2018 3 Comments

A General Assembly task force put together to study merging some of Delaware’s 19 school districts in search of savings couldn’t find any — the best they could do was save $1.1 million on a six-district combination that would have spanned from Middletown to Dover. They did, however, recommend that it’s way past time to […]

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., April 24, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 24, 2018 4 Comments

The House and Senate leadership teams may well be the most ineffectual that I can remember.  In fact, I’m struggling to think who comes in second.  This is not me settling scores. This is a recognition of just how poorly they have mismanaged what should have been slam-dunk legislation to prevent mass carnage via deadly […]

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Song Of The Day: April 24, 2018

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The amazing Pullen-Adams Quartet was one of the great jazz bands of the -80’s.  Here they’re joined by trombonist Roswell Rudd as they take a Monk tune into the stratosphere:

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Classic Coons Vote Moves Pompeo Confirmation Out of Committee

Filed in National by on April 23, 2018 27 Comments
Classic Coons Vote Moves Pompeo Confirmation Out of Committee

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Chris “Present” Coons. He really outdid himself on this one. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), who originally voted “no,” then said he would vote “present” so the committee didn’t have to wait until around 11 pm to vote in person. Coons also has a close relationship with Isakson and may […]

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Waffle House killer in custody, but accomplice Jeff Reinking is still at large

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Waffle House killer in custody, but accomplice Jeff Reinking is still at large

Travis Reinking has been apprehended, but somehow his accomplice father, Jeff Reinking, the man who supplied the AR-15 for the murders is still at large.

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April 23 Open Thread: Delaware Last in Election Security

Filed in National, Open Thread by on April 23, 2018 12 Comments

An Axios article looking at ballot security in the run-up to the midterms notes that Delaware is one of only 5 U.S. states that lacks any paper trail of voting records. Worse, the authors round up what the states on its 15-worst list are doing to fix their problems. Delaware is not among those cited […]

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Jeff Reinking, Travis Reinking’s Father, is an Accomplice to Murder

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Jeff Reinking, Travis Reinking’s Father, is an Accomplice to Murder

The Waffle House Shooter, Travis Reinking, “was arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing near the White House in July 2017.” Reinking said he wanted to meet with US President Donald Trump and told a Secret Service officer at the northeast entrance that he was a “sovereign citizen” who had a “right to inspect the […]

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Song Of The Day: April 23, 2018

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Brian Wilson would’ve been proud to write this one:

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Gun Owner Uses Assault Rifle for its Intended Purpose – Killing People in a Waffle House

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Gun Owner Uses Assault Rifle for its Intended Purpose – Killing People in a Waffle House

Not a “sportsman” not someone “protecting” his family. Just a garden variety killer doing what killers do with the best killing tool at his disposal. Metro Nashville Police Department NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to […]

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Song Of The Day: April 22, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on April 22, 2018 1 Comment

I spent an evening at the Broken Spoke in Austin, TX some 30-plus years ago.  A great Texas honky-tonk. Couldn’t master either step of the Texas Two-Step. Guess I should’a worn boots instead of sneakers.  Just stumbled onto this song that was recorded there, and I like it:

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