Unstable Isotope

Opinionated chemist, troublemaker, blogger on national and Delaware politics.

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BREAKING: Gilligan Retiring

Filed in National by on June 30, 2012 53 Comments

Delaware House of Representatives Speaker Bob Gilligan has announced his retirement.

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The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Filed in National by on February 18, 2012 8 Comments

The truth really is stranger than fiction. More than your standard GOP closet case.

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Someone Like Newt

Filed in National by on February 14, 2012 13 Comments

Adele sings about Newt Gingrich.

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From The GOP To America

Filed in National by on December 21, 2011 9 Comments
From The GOP To America

Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, talking to The Hill about the payroll tax cut fight:

“Everybody else said, ‘Look, this is a ‘Braveheart’ moment. You, Mr. Speaker, are our William Wallace. Let’s rush to the fight. Get us back to Washington, let’s get to our work and we’re doing that.’ “

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DeLuca Has A Primary Opponent

Filed in Delaware by on December 19, 2011 12 Comments

Senate Pro-Tem and Colin Bonini BFF Tony DeLuca is not only facing a primary opponent next year, he will also face a primary challenger. Attorney Bryan Townsend will challenge Senator DeLuca for the Denocratic nomination.

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Ladies, It’s All In Our Head

Filed in National by on November 3, 2011 57 Comments

According to NRO’s John Derbyshire, sexual harassment doesn’t exist.

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Women Ruined Work

Filed in National by on November 2, 2011 6 Comments

Senator Rand Paul explains how women just have no sense of humor.

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The News Journal Notices The Shallow Bench

Filed in Delaware by on October 30, 2011 18 Comments

Today’s News Journal features a long article on the mess that is the Delaware GOP.

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The Sublime Ridiculousness Of Herman Cain As GOP Frontrunner

Filed in National by on October 18, 2011 10 Comments
The Sublime Ridiculousness Of Herman Cain As GOP Frontrunner

Still wrapping my head around Herman Cain as the GOP frontrunner-of-the-moment. The Tax Enough Already Party is supporting the guy who wants to raise their taxes and blow up the deficit.

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Reflections On Occupy Delaware

Filed in Delaware by on October 18, 2011 44 Comments
Reflections On Occupy Delaware

On Saturday I attended the first ever Occupy Delaware rally at Rodney Square in Wilmington.

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Occupy Delaware

Filed in Delaware by on October 14, 2011 3 Comments

Occupy Delaware will hold a rally on Saturday from 10-2 in Rodney Square.

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Breaking: Kovach To Challenge Carney

Filed in Delaware by on October 10, 2011 41 Comments

Tomorrow NCCo Council President will announce formation of a committee to challenge US Rep John Carney for the DE-AL seat.

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Weekend Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 6, 2011 16 Comments

The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Friday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 5, 2011 17 Comments

The Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Heckuva Job, Teabaggers

Filed in National by on August 5, 2011 12 Comments
Heckuva Job, Teabaggers

In the new NYT/CBS poll, Congress gets the highest ever disapproval rating, 82%.

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Thanks, Supreme Court

Filed in National by on August 5, 2011 4 Comments

Mitt Romney is definitely benefiting from Citizens United. Financial disclosures records of Restore Our Future, a Super PAC set up to support Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, show it was bankrolled, in part, by a million dollar donation from one suspicious donor. That donor is a mystery company that was created in March and dissolved shortly after its donation in July, NBC reports.

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Thursday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 4, 2011 22 Comments

The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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If “Balls” Means Evil Then Yes

Filed in National by on August 4, 2011 20 Comments

I’m officially terrified by Rick Perry voters.

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Tea Leaf Alert: Christine O’Donnell

Filed in Delaware by on August 3, 2011 9 Comments
Tea Leaf Alert: Christine O’Donnell

The tea leaves think that Christine O’Donnell isn’t running for Senate.

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Wednesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 3, 2011 5 Comments

The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Keep Your Eyes On Wisconsin

Filed in National by on August 3, 2011 13 Comments

With less than a week to go before 6 Wisconsin recall races, Democrats are ahead in 3 races and tied or slightly behind in 3 more.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 2, 2011 11 Comments

The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Let’s Take A Closer Look At Those Triggers

Filed in National by on August 2, 2011 117 Comments

Jonathan Chait has a fascinating analysis of the trigger in the debt deal and how there’s a potential to tear apart the Republican coalition.

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Monday Open Thread

Filed in National by on August 1, 2011 7 Comments

The Monday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Tea Party Authoritarians

Filed in National by on August 1, 2011 13 Comments

John Dean puts the Tea Party in context of authoritarian conservatism.

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