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House Prefile Features ERA And Fairness In Taxation

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 14, 2018 4 Comments

While all of the early hype on the beginning of the new legislative session has focused on passage of the Delaware Equal Rights Amendment, Rep. Kowalko is once again trying to restore some progressivity to Delaware’s income tax rates.  The first House prefile was made public yesterday. Yes, the Equal Rights Amendment will pass early […]

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Whatever Happened to Murdertown?

Filed in Delaware by on December 11, 2018 2 Comments

I posed a question in the panhandling thread asking if anyone could figure out why Mike Purzycki gets virtually no positive press for the receding Wilmington murder rate. I flashed back to my summer of substitute teaching when nobody raised a hand. There’s a reason I asked the question in a thread about panhandlers. I’ll […]

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Purzycki To Panhandlers: “Drop Dead!”

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 10, 2018 31 Comments

Let’s be honest: Mike Purzycki only represents people who come to Wilmington to build their already huge fortunes, but who don’t live here. People of substantial economic means who offend easily. People who apparently are offended by panhandlers. Not the circumstances that lead to the need to ask for money, but the people in such […]

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With Friends Like These…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 6 Comments

Another blatant example of different standards of ‘justice’ for different classes of people. Just look at all these luminaries rushing to provide character references for  disgraced Wilmington Trust officer turned convicted felon Robert Harra, Jr.: A court filing Friday shows that those vouching for Harra include former Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, former Republican governor and […]

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Well, Well, Well. 2018’s First Thru the Legislator-to-Lobbyist Revolving Door Is…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 2 Comments

…this guy. What, you were expecting him to represent workers or the disadvantaged?  Of course, Short was representing the interests of this association and other business interests throughout his career in Dover. Burying minimum wage. Cutting ‘unnecessary’ regulation. ‘Privatizing’ state giveaways to corporations. Doing Jack Markell’s (and Pete Schwartzkopf’s) bidding by killing progressive legislation in […]

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This Could Get AWKWARD…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 5, 2018 7 Comments

…in the best possible sense.  No one deserves this more than Park City Kathy, soon to be the Delaware State Auditor. Here’s the delicious story. Absentee Auditor Tom Wagner fires Kathleen Davies back in 2017, apparently b/c she was getting too ‘uppity’. By which he meant actually functioning as an auditor and performing audits. Davies […]

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A Half-Good/Half Bad Idea From NCC

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 28, 2018 6 Comments

Karen Hartley-Nagle’s absence from last night’s County Council meeting reminded me that I wanted to talk about this.  I’ve come around to agreeing with Councilman Smiley that the members of County Council should elect their own Council president.  Not just because we’ve had some horrible Council presidents, including the current embarrassment.  But also b/c, as […]

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Let’s Talk Delaware Governor’s Race For 2020, Shall We?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 27, 2018 50 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this race. A lot. So many questions. Let’s ask (and try to answer) a few: Will John Carney run for reelection? On one hand, he seems totally bored with being Governor. He has yet to put his stamp on the office, and he doesn’t appear to have anything approaching a direction […]

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WTF Is Going On At Vaughn?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 24, 2018 2 Comments

I’m not generally a conspiracy theorist. But I have to wonder if we’ve got a major cover-up going on at the Vaughn Correctional Center. Before I even get to that, can someone please explain to me how there are no security cameras in a correctional facility? Just whose interests does that policy serve? I may […]

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Thanksgiving Open Thread: Happy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on November 22, 2018 4 Comments

I’m a sucker for these U.S. maps that show the most popular insert-noun-here for each state. Today’s shows the most Googled Thanksgiving recipe for each state, and Delaware’s is — macaroni and cheese? Appears so. Delaware is the Yankee outpost of a mac ‘n’ cheese belt that extends north from the Carolinas, interrupted only by […]

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Technical Issues Imminent

Filed in Delaware by on November 21, 2018 0 Comments

We just want to give you a heads-up that there may be some weirdness on the site this week. We are changing hosting companies (probably on Wednesday). We are hoping that it won’t be much of an impact, but if you get some odd errors this week, rest assured that we will be back in […]

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Who Are Your Delaware Progressive MVP’s For 2018?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 17, 2018 26 Comments

Pretty sure I didn’t do a list last year as there were so few possibilities. And/or b/c I was deep into a Trump funk. This year is different. So many choices. So, here are the rules:  Nominate someone for the list. The standard is: Who most helped the progressive cause in Delaware in 2018?  While […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 15, 2018: About Face(book)!

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on November 15, 2018 10 Comments

The ‘failing’ NY Times commits some great journalism, and exposes many of the sins of Facebook in this epic article.  You simply must read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt to tease you with: While Mr. Zuckerberg has conducted a public apology tour in the last year, Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign […]

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