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Delaware GOP No Longer Has An AG Candidate

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 13, 2018 2 Comments

Not surprising since I doubt that anyone can remember they had an AG candidate. For the record, her name is/was Peggy Marshall Thomas. In announcing that she was dropping out,  she asked “the media to ‘respect her privacy’.”  No problem, Peggy. The R’s have until Sept. 4 to name someone to replace her on the […]

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Tom Carper In His Own Words: Why He Should No Longer Be Senator

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 10, 2018 6 Comments

When Tom Carper ran against Bill Roth in 2000, he made age the issue while claiming that age was not the issue. Of course, age wasn’t the issue, said Carper. Energy was.  Don’t believe me? Read this piece on that race from 2000. Won’t take you long to find the money quote. Here’s how Tom […]

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Most Intriguing Delaware Primaries: RD 5

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 3, 2018 37 Comments

This is the district that was specifically drawn for Melanie George, now Melanie George Smith.  The 2012 version retains most of the barbell-ian characteristics of the original 2002 incarnation and stretches from Bear to New Castle.  It was part of a deal that D leadership, specifically Bob Gilligan, cut with the R’s who controlled the […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on July 31, 2018 2 Comments

This month, I’m simply gonna present the songs in the order that I first heard them. Just remember, if you don’t like one, you can move onto another one. Might not like that one either. But you’ll probably like something:

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Most Intriguing Primaries: RD 22

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 31, 2018 14 Comments

This one is a political scientist’s dream.  A retiring long-time legislator.  A district which has moved from red to purple.  Primaries in both parties. The retiring legislator is Joe Miro.  Probably the last of his breed: A moderate R from a northern New Castle County district that is trending more D every month. Current registration […]

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Why Isn’t John Atkins In Jail?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 25, 2018 17 Comments

After allegedly strangling a woman earlier this month, Atkins was arrested again this week for harassing the same victim and for breaching the conditions of his release: www.wdel.com/news/ex-state-lawmaker-atkins-charged-with-harassing-victim His punishment?: He’s free on his own recognizance. This man is a serial abuser of women.  He is not wired right. While many people accused of non-violent […]

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Most Intriguing Primaries: New Castle County Council Districts 1, 4 & 6

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 25, 2018 3 Comments

We have two insurgent candidacies challenging back-benchers, and we have an outlier.   Let’s start with the outlier. Perpetual candidate and realtor Vincent White is challenging Penrose Hollins in Council District 4.  If elected, White would join fellow family members Charles Potter and Velda Jones Potter in feeding off the taxpayers. Not to mention the unwillingly-retired […]

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BREAKING From NYT: Trump Knew Before His Inauguration That Putin Ordered Election Hack

Filed in Featured, National by on July 18, 2018 18 Comments

The NY Times is reporting tonight that Trump had been provided with incontrovertible evidence that Vladimir Putin personally ordered the hacking of the of the DNC computers. From the NYT article: “Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered […]

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Most Intriguing Primaries: SD 2 And SD 3

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 18, 2018 22 Comments

I first want to talk about how local Democratic primaries could impact the statewide primary races.  For the most part, with just a few exceptions,  the local primaries could well drive up progressive participation precisely where such participation could help statewide reform candidates. It’s just the way the primaries worked out geographically and demographically this […]

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Open Thread For July 17: Russian Roulette

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on July 17, 2018 4 Comments

In this case, Trump is not pointing the barrel at his temple, but at us. He is, indeed, Putin’s lackey. As are virtually all Rethug members of Congress. A couple of lonely R’s do the right thing, and resign. How Sinclair’s hubris pissed off even the Trump-controlled FCC. If it looks and smells like collusion, […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: July 6-12, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 13, 2018 11 Comments

1. Best Week Ever For Kerri Harris Campaign. Finally, the battle is joined. Tom Carper has a record that is indefensible to real Democrats. We’ve chronicled that record here for years now. It’s all over the DL blog this week. You’ve probably read much of it. Kerri Harris was not going to have a chance […]

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July 12 Open Thread: Pizza For Perverts

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on July 12, 2018 5 Comments

I was gonna lead off with the news that Tom Carper has finally been engaged on the issue of his terrible record. But I can’t emphasize it enough. Hey, read the article twice. (Hmmm, guess I did lead off with Carper’s terrible record.) Alby’s fave pizza slinger steps in it again. ‘Resigns’ from Papa John’s.   […]

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July 11 Open Thread: Everything Falls Apart

Filed in Featured, National by on July 11, 2018 18 Comments

Trump trashes Germany and NATO in his opening salvo at the NATO summit in Brussels: “Germany, as far as I’m concerned, is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia,” Trump told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a fiery on-camera exchange that was nearly without precedent in the history […]

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