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Delaware Political Weekly: May 4-10, 2018

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1. It’s Carper-Harris For Real. Any lingering questions as to whether Carberbot would go to the post this year were answered as Shufflin’ Tom filed this week.  A nominal Democrat, Carper will once again be carrying the banner for, and filthy lucre from, big banks, big pharma, the insurance industry, and all the other Third […]

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Song Of The Day: May 11, 2018

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There was a time in the late ’70’s to mid-eighties when, IMHO, the Neville Brothers were the best band in America. Here, they bring their Caribbean lilt to John Hiatt’s ‘Washable Ink’:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: May 10, 2018

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Well, I sure didn’t see the Equal Rights Amendment imploding on the Senate floor, but that’s what happened.  What started as a simple basic statement of equality–“”Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of the sex of the person”–got mired in a bunch of Rethug-pushed talking points. Talking […]

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Song Of The Day: May 10, 2018

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Bonnie Raitt just tears up this John Hiatt song. Betcha you’ve heard it before:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: May 9, 2018

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: May 9, 2018

Let’s talk about ‘taking a walk’. In legislative parlance, the phrase means ‘disappearing during a roll call so that you will be recorded as absent on a certain vote’. And, yes, Andria Viola Bennett took such a walk yesterday, and it imperiled a good piece of legislation from her Dover colleague Rep. Sean Lynn.  Here […]

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Song Of The Day: May 9, 2018

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More Memphis and more John Hiatt:

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: May 8, 2018

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: May 8, 2018

OK, we need to do a post-game wrap-up from last Thursday as it was an eventful day.  Underage marriage is on the way out as the bill is on the way to the Governor.  Rep. J. J. Johnson continues his incredible juvenile justice reform efforts, as these three bills all passed the Senate and now […]

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Song Of The Day: May 8, 2018

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I get to delay my decision–John Hiatt or Memphis–for at least one more day. Because, when it comes to Memphis, there is only one King. Today, you’re ridin’ with him.  BTW, if you don’t like this, move to Russia:

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Song Of The Day: May 7, 2018

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I can go one of two ways this week–Memphis-themed songs, or songs by John Hiatt. Haven’t decided yet:

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Song Of The Day: May 6, 2018

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La Somnambula’s sign-off song comes from…the sylvan burg of Ardentown.  Richard Julian, a great songwriter, who has written for Norah Jones and has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Marshall Crenshaw and many others.  This may well be my fave of his:

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Song Of The Day: May 5, 2018

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The Great Lost Artist Of The Sixties. Found again:

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Delaware Political Weekly: April 27-May 3, 2018

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That was quite the sneaky stealth political week.  Here’s what happened while you (we?) weren’t looking: 1. Ernie Lopez Gets A Primary Challenge.  Lynne Eckbold from Lewes filed this week for the 6th Senatorial District race.  She wrote a letter about feral cats once. A good letter. Does anybody have anything else?  I couldn’t find […]

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Song Of The Day: May 4, 2018

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Both Somnambulo/Somnambula agree on this one. In fact, if memory serves, this was my fave Tune Of The Year awhile back. I think Nathan Arizona will approve:

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