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Thursday Daily Delawhere [7.2.15]

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The view of Iron Hill with Newark in between from the walking trail on the reservoir on Old Paper Mill Road.

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Wednesday Open Thread [7.1.15]

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Wednesday Open Thread [7.1.15]

I’m busy compiling the final Vote Tracker for the year to recap the final day of the legislative session for the General Assembly. So have at it.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [7.1.15]

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The Ukrainian Festival at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Lea Blvd and Miller Road in Wilmington.

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Tuesday Open Thread [6.30.15]

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Tuesday Open Thread [6.30.15]

We have a lot of polling information that I collected over the last 10 days while I was doing battle with man-eating sharks in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so here goes….

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [6.30.15]

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Comes the "Kathleen."

Comes the “Kathleen” by Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Monday Open Thread [6.29.15]

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Monday Open Thread [6.29.15]

I’m back from vacation, and it looks like my 10 day departure from political world were ten days of great political consequence that forever made this country a more progressive place. The lesson here is that I should go on vacation more often.

Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly:

It would be hard to identify a recent day in the more saturated with “history” than Friday, June 26. You had an epochal marriage equality decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, still echoing from its decision the day before rejecting what could have been a traumatic and politically overwhelming challenge to the Affordable Care Act. down in Charleston, the President of the United States–you know, that secular socialist–delivered a eulogy at the funeral of slain pastor/politician Clementa Pinckney that (I can assure you from my correspondence) made cold-blooded political analysts weep and atheists murmur the lyrics to Amazing Grace.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [6.29.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [6.28.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Saturday Open Thread [6.27.15]

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Saturday Open Thread [6.27.15]

Seriously? Multiple choice Mitt is reported by the WaPo to be gathering his team to get into the Presidential race for 2016.

In the conversations, Romney said he is intent on running to the right of Bush, who also is working vigorously to court donors and other party establishment figures for a 2016 bid. Romney has tried to assure conservatives that he shares their views on immigration and tax policy — and that should he enter the race, he will not forsake party orthodoxy.

To the RIGHT of Jeb Bush. As if that part of the Clown Car isn’t already overflowing.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [6.27.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Friday Open Thread [6.26.15]

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Friday Open Thread [6.26.15]

President Obama delivered an emotional and powerful eulogy at the funeral service for Reverend Clementa Pinckney this afternoon. If you haven’t had the chance to see this magnificent and compassionate eulogy, sit down and see it now and see it until the end:

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Friday Daily Delawhere [6.26.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Thursday Open Thread [6.25.15]

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Thursday Open Thread [6.25.15]

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is one of America’s greatest wilderness. This area is the birthing and nursing ground for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, on which the Gwich’in people who are native to this region have depended for millennia. In their language, they call this land “The Sacred Place […]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [6.25.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Wednesday Open Thread [6.24.15]

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Wednesday Open Thread [6.24.15]

I miss DD. Some crazy shit probably went down. Republicans, and Delaware’s Senators, acting like a-holes. Poll results and such. Ted Cruz is a freak show. I sure hope he is the Republican nominee.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [6.24.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Tueday Open Thread [6.23.15]

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Tueday Open Thread [6.23.15]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [6.23.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Monday Open Thread [6.22.15]

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Monday Open Thread [6.22.15]

Can we please stop pretending that the modern GOP isn’t a racist organization?

The leader of a white nationalist group cited in a chilling manifesto apparently written by the suspect in last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina donated thousands of dollars to Republican presidential candidates, campaign finance records show.

The Guardian late Sunday first reported that Earl Holt III, the president of the Council of Concerned Citizens, donated to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

The Council of Concerned Citizens is a white nationalist group based in St. Louis, Missouri

This current southern iteration of the Republican party is racist. Period. It is the Nixonian/Lee Atwater/southern strategy/ party of white grievances BY DESIGN. It doesn’t try to conceal or deny it, so why does the media pretend it isn’t?

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Monday Daily Delawhere [6.22.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Sunday Father’s Day Open Thread [6.21.15]

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Sunday Father’s Day Open Thread [6.21.15]

Happy Father’s Day! What do you have on tap to honor your dad, or the men who nurtured you like a father would? I’m on my way to Baltimore to see my Dad for a fun dinner.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [6.21.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Saturday Open Thread [6.20.15]

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Saturday Open Thread [6.20.15]

The news is full of stories of how people who should be the most concerned for justice for the 9 people killed by the terrorist Dylann Roof are working overtime to minimize his crime and to minimize the magnitude of his acts. This would be, of course, white privilege on display, still trying to minimize the value of black lives and minimize the crimes committed by white terrorists. So take a good look:

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [6.20.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Friday Open Thread [6.19.15]

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Friday Open Thread [6.19.15]

Today is Juneteenth — a commemoration of the day that General Granger got to Galveston with his soldiers (including a Colored Regiment) troops to remind the citizens there that Lee had surrendered and that the slaves were free. It is important to remember this day — good reading on this at TPM and the NYT. […]

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