Melanie George Smith Even Phonier Than I Thought

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 2, 2019 15 Comments

I knew her ‘sustainability’ bill stunk to high heaven. I couldn’t figure out what the purpose was for this bill. Now I know.  It was a bill designed to create a cottage industry where Melanie George Smith could prosper.  But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is truly a blatant self-dealing conflict-of-interest. First read this […]

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Delaware Elections 2020: Race By Race-Part 1

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 1, 2019 12 Comments

“In the field of opportunity, it’s plowin’ time again.”- Neil Young. Hoo, boy, ya’ think 2018 was fun?  Let’s just check out 2020.  Here’s who/what will be on the Election Day ballot: US President: Yes, whether Trump runs could have an impact on Republican fortunes. If he does, support will be limited to western Sussex […]

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The 2018 MVP (Most Valuable To The Progressive Cause) Award Winners

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 19, 2018 6 Comments

With one exception, this list comprises those who I considered the most valuable to the progressive cause in Delaware this year. The one exception is a legislator who put together one of the finest careers I can recall.  Let’s get started: 10. NNAMDI CHUKWUOHA: I had been screaming, screaming, for someone to challenge one of […]

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The 2018 MVP Honor Roll

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 18, 2018 8 Comments

2018 was a year unlike any other, at least when it came to putting together my MVP list.  So many first-time candidates, outstanding candidates, who came out of nowhere and changed both the present and future of progressive politics in Delaware. Best year ever? Yes, I’d say so. In the past, I’ve listed Honorable Mentions […]

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House Prefile Features ERA And Fairness In Taxation

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 14, 2018 7 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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