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Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 7 Comments
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The following are posts written by Delaware Liberal contributors reflecting on the Presidency of Barack Obama. Please feel free to add your thoughts about the last eight years and Obama as well.

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Coalition Formed Among Delaware Civil Rights Groups

Filed in Delaware by on January 20, 2017 5 Comments
Coalition Formed Among Delaware Civil Rights Groups

The formation of a new group called the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition was announced yesterday in Dover. Delaware Public Media says “about a dozen civil rights and religious groups in Delaware banded together on the eve of President-elect Trump’s inauguration to fight discrimination.”

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Cigarette Purchases Are a Reason for Legalizing Marijuana

Filed in Delaware by on January 20, 2017 3 Comments
Cigarette Purchases Are a Reason for Legalizing Marijuana

Updated with Cannabis Bureau of Delaware’s action yesterday.

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January 20, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 20, 2017 0 Comments
January 20, 2017 Open Thread

Tuskeegee Airman dead, flags at half-mast in Delaware, Carl Bonini, Dover, Georgetown’s African-American History

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SD10 Special Election Update

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 19, 2017 29 Comments
SD10 Special Election Update

Democrats:

What is Hansen all about? Is she another co-opted, corporate Dem, or does she have some progressive fire in the belly?

I’m holding off criticizing or praising until I see something from the campaign, which I will get to hear from on Saturday the 28th:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 19, 2017 0 Comments

The first set of John Carney’s nominees sailed through the Senate yesterday. Republicans could not contain themselves from raining effusive praise on these nominations.  And why should they? It’s basically the same set of characters with whom they did business during the Markell years.  Which, at first glance, is what the Carney Administration appears hell-bent […]

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Carney Pushing Public-Private Partnerships, But What Are PPPs Really?

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 14 Comments
Carney Pushing Public-Private Partnerships, But What Are PPPs Really?

PPPs are not a way to provide jobs, it is really a way that conservatives have found to privatize different government functions

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Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 8 Comments
Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

This post, by Cassandra at Bluedelaware.com really nails Carney’s utter lack of vision and leadership by catching his most appalling moments from a meeting with Eastern Sussex Democratic Club (which is admirably trying to nudge Carney into a position that looks something (anything) like leadership.)

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Playing It Safe on the Road Well Traveled

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 2 Comments
Playing It Safe on the Road Well Traveled

We all knew how it was going to play out — this is Delaware after all. Our politicians are raised to find the center path all the time, thinking bi-partisanship is king. But the king is dead, the king has been dead a long time.

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January 19, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 24 Comments
January 19, 2017 Open Thread

Former Governor David Buckson, Alan Dershowitz, Siegel JCC bomb threat, More shootings in Wilmington, Miss Greenville and Miss Hockessin crowned, and Delawareans headed to Women’s March

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It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 1 Comment
It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

I like Obama. My biggest knock against him has been that, being a decent person, he projects good faith onto Republicans when there is none. The election of Trump appears to have opened his eyes. (Eight years too late to do anything about it.)

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Another Bomb Threat at Siegel JCC

Filed in Delaware by on January 18, 2017 46 Comments
Another Bomb Threat at Siegel JCC

Two weeks, two bomb threats at the Siegel JCC. Welcome to Trump’s America.

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Question of Day

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
Question of Day

Without googling, what do DJ Ravidrums and The Piano Guys have in common?

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Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 4 Comments
Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

The United States of America in 2017: One political party gets shit done, but can’t tell a compelling story to voters. The other party has a coherent culture but is only interested in fucking shit up.   The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according […]

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Carney’s Inaugural Address

Filed in Delaware by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
Carney’s Inaugural Address

Carney’s Inaugural Speech as written.

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And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

When Donald Trump bragged that he just grabs them by the pussy, we all thought he was done. Sadly, this wasn’t a deal breaker and his racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and other phobias have become a template for the ignorant to emulate.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., Jan. 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 18, 2017 9 Comments

OK, kids, this gets a little tricky.  Yesterday morning dawned with Jack Markell as Governor.  Today, John Carney is Governor.  There are only two weeks until the General Assembly breaks for budget hearings.  Gov. Carney wants to have his cabinet in place by then.  What to do?  Well, last week President Pro-Tem David McBride announced […]

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Call Lisa Blunt Rochester

Filed in Delaware by on January 18, 2017 58 Comments
Call Lisa Blunt Rochester

Your job today is to call Lisa Blunt Rochester and tell her that you would like her to boycott Trump’s Inauguration. Call her office at (202) 225-4165.

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UD President Absent from Presidents’ Letter to Trump

Filed in Delaware, Education by on January 18, 2017 4 Comments
UD President Absent from Presidents’ Letter to Trump

A letter from college and university presidents to President-Elect Trump asks Trump “to condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate, and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation”.

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January 18, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
January 18, 2017 Open Thread

Richard Gregg to lead Christina School District, more homicides in Wilmington, Delaware has never seen a piece of land that shouldn’t be developed

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The Third Way Resurfaces

Filed in Featured, National by on January 17, 2017 31 Comments
The Third Way Resurfaces

These losers have no shame.

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Delaware’s Roadways Are Deadlier Than Most

Filed in Delaware by on January 17, 2017 13 Comments
Delaware’s Roadways Are Deadlier Than Most

It’s official, Delaware drives (and walks) like shit.

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 17, 2017 0 Comments

Yes, today I offer you a brief respite from all of those ‘Markell legacy’ pieces emanating from…the Markell Administration.  Which ends today.  No, not the self-serving legacy pieces. The Markell Administration. Maybe this means that state workers can take off their body armor.  I certainly hope so.  When you take a closer look at the […]

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Matt Meyer to Focus on Transparency in New Castle County

Filed in Delaware by on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
Matt Meyer to Focus on Transparency in New Castle County

In a nice piece on new county executive Matt Meyer, the Delaware Business Times said that he will be focusing on transparency. Something that the residents of New Castle County have not seen in 4 long years. More than a specific to-do list, Meyer prefers to review and collaborate to develop solid policies that will […]

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Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 17, 2017 2 Comments
Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

Trump’s pick to head the EPA is not so surprisingly a fan of the environment. Carper will lead the charge against Scott Pruitt.

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