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Kerri Harris – “I believe in the fight for fair wages. “

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Kerri Harris – “I believe in the fight for fair wages. “

Kerri Harris can win this. If she does, it will likely be by running for a $15.00 minimum wage and for medicare for all – and not against Tom Carper.

Imagine working 40 hours a week, every week, and still not being able to feed your family, pay your rent or seek medical treatment when you need it.

For many Americans, no imagination is needed. This is their reality.

We have been told repeatedly that working hard is the pathway out of poverty. Clearly, this isn’t true. Millions of Americans go to work every day and still live below the poverty line because the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is too low.

The last time Congress voted to raise the minimum wage was over a decade ago. Since then, wages have stayed the same while the cost of living has continued to rise.

Read the whole thing here.

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April 20 Open Thread: Who’s the Brains of This Operation?

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I’ve seen enough crime movies to know every criminal outfit has to have a guy nicknamed “The Brain.” The question is, who would possibly qualify for that sobriquet in Trumpworld? Certainly not the genius who thought it would be a great idea to release the Comey memos. It took all of one hour from the […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: April 13-19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 20, 2018 9 Comments

1. Brandt Can’t. Won’t. Run.  The ‘name on the ballot’ who the R’s convinced to run for the House seat currently held by Lisa Blunt Rochester is a name on the ballot no more.  The, pardon the expression, aborted candidacy falls squarely on the shoulders of Mike Harrington, the out-of-his-depth Chair of the Delaware Republican […]

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Behold the Gun Nut Throng

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I can’t post the photograph here, because it’s copyrighted and also because I don’t know how, but click here for the Delaware State News coverage of a Thursday afternoon “gun rights rally” outside Legislative Hall in Dover. According to reporter Craig Anderson, about 50 people showed up — a pathetic number, to be sure, but […]

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White Evangelicals Love the Fact that Trump F#cked a Porn Star

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White Evangelicals Love the Fact that Trump F#cked a Porn Star

Trump’s approval among White Evangelical Christians is at an all time high. Probably because the group of people who still call themselves “White Evangelical Christians” has boiled down to a foul and sticky tar.

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Song Of The Day: April 20, 2018

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Wake up!:

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Bridenstine Confirmation Should Cause Every NASA Scientist to Resign

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Bridenstine Confirmation Should Cause Every NASA Scientist to Resign

Quitting sucks. It is hard to give up money – but NASA scientists that stay on under this director are giving up much more than money. Now that the Senate has confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a man with no scientific credentials, a man who doesn’t believe in climate change, a man uniquely unfit to […]

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April 19 Open Thread: Democrats Rolling in the Green

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I’m of the firm belief that money is not the sole, or even the most important, factor in winning elections. Still, it’s telling that Democrats are thumping Republicans in fund-raising for the midterms. Politico found that 43 Democrats have out-raised their incumbent Republicans. Remember when some people thought Trump’s constant flip-flopping meant he was playing […]

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Nicole Poore May Support Mass School Shootings

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Nicole Poore May Support Mass School Shootings

This is not complicated. Either you support mass shootings in schools, or you don’t.

Senate Majority Whip Nicole Poore, D-New Castle, said last week that she is uncertain how she will vote.
“I, like many of my colleagues, am listening to my constituents on both sides of the issue,” she told The News Journal last week.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., April 19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 19, 2018 2 Comments

Senate President Pro-Tempore Dave McBride had an idea. It was, and remains, a good idea. He would post the Senate agendas for the entire week well in advance of Tuesday’s sessions.  He has done so. Problem is, bills have been dropping from those agendas regularly.  Yesterday, it was Ernie Lopez’s ‘DNREC, Get Off Of My […]

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How to hold a civil dialogue with with gun nuts

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How to hold a civil dialogue with with gun nuts

The recent gun nut riot at Middletown HS has me wondering if it is even possible to talk with people so utterly out of their minds. Trying to think through strategies to dialogue with these deranged morons got me thinking through some possible avenues. *crossfade to a public forum*

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Song Of The Day: April 19, 2018

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Dave Alvin is one of my musical heroes.  When I’m searching for a song of the day, he’s a perfect musical default:

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Coons’ Vaunted Bipartisanship Fails Once Again

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Coons’ Vaunted Bipartisanship Fails Once Again

Bipartisan hero of bipartisanship, Chris Coons, struck out again.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller.

Coons is resolved to bipartisan his bipartisanship ass off even more bipartisanly next time. He is sure it will work.

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