Democrats suck. It isn’t just me saying that. It is a national consensus. The Party of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton, has a favorability rating 11 points lower than Mike Pence, nine points lower than the least popular President in history, and even one point lower than the loathsome GOP. The Democratic Party is […]
John Carney claims that he is powerless, impotent, useless. His hands are tied. There is nothing he can do to raise revenue that doesn’t involve cutting taxes for multi-national corporations in the name of “growth” in order to stay “competitive” with other rival tax havens.
That is a bunch of bullshit and someone with the guts to call Carney out on that bullshit is John Kowalko.
This race has the potential to be the most important Delaware race in at least 45 years. In 1972, upstart Joe Biden defeated incumbent US Senator J. Caleb Boggs in a year where the D’s suffered defeat after defeat (It was the Nixon defeats McGovern presidential landslide). It’s quite possible that the 2018 US Senatorial […]
1) Trump is deeply unpopular, so this association will be bad for this tax break for millionaires masquerading as a health care plan.
2) Trump doesn’t want you to call it “Trumpcare” and anything that annoys the Republican President is good by me.
Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be examining every key 2018 race in depth. However, to get the juices flowing and to get the grassroots recruiting, today we’ll list every race that will be on the 2018 ballot. Uh, except for row offices, which really should be appointed rather than elected. If you […]
Instead of raising income taxes on the far richest in Delaware and those that can afford it, Carney is looking at raising property taxes. Do both, sir, do both. “Here’s the way I look at taxes: they ought to be fair; they ought to be simple; they ought to generate revenue; and they ought to […]
How America got Stephanie Hansen elected to Senate (link) Serial attacks raise fears among women, UD students (link) UD professor made historic star discovery (link) More Delaware correctional officers call it quits (link) North Wilmington Jewish center receives 4th bomb threat of the year (link)
I saw this fearless girl statue, and loved it at first sight. Then I come to find out that it was done by a Lewes based artist, and I love it even more.
In a Dkos diary, Kavips unearths an item buried in a Memorandum to several to several heads of departments. Since we are in the habit of expecting appointees to act in the best interest of the Republic, within its established laws, norms, and traditions, we don’t scrutinize this sort of language like we probably should. After all, Hitler couldn’t have been Hitler without a willing corps of functionaries interpreting and enacting his will in ways large and small.
The Few. The Proud. The Disgraceful. Turns out that there’s an invitation-only all-male Facebook site called Marines United, 30,000-plus members, that posts nude and compromising pictures of female Marines with all kinds of comments, including invitations to rape: From the attached NY Times story: Now the Defense Department has opened a criminal investigation and the […]
Just the facts:
-Donald Trump has never disclosed his financial ties to Russia and Russia connected interests in the former Soviet States.
-The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
-A Trump deal in Azerbaijan has been linked to corrupt officials who support the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
-The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) puts a legal burden to conducting due diligence on American companies operating overseas.
– The FCPA not only applies to U.S. based companies but also to U.S. citizens working for a foreign subsidiary. The FCPA also applies to individual directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and any stockholders acting on behalf of a U.S. company.
– The consequences of not complying with the FCPA are significant — the company and its officers, directors, and employees are subject to criminal and civil penalties.
This is going to get a lot of coverage but listen closely to what Coons is actually saying.
1) The minority has no leverage in the Senate.
2) The only leverage we have is closing down the government.
3) We’ll never close down the government.
Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but this strikes me a pretty stupid pronouncement on a number of strategic and practical levels.
That said – It is nice to see that Coons is trying to find his resistance voice.
A coalition of 14 communities pooled their resources to hire Tim Willard, a Georgetown attorney, and lobbyist, Joe Conaway to press for some reasonable sounding limits on beach truck traffic. The communities lost.
The next opportunity for Democrats to rebuke Republicans is the March 21st special election for Kent County Levy Courts’s 2nd District. The Dems are running Andrea Kreiner, who sounds like an honest to goodness Democrat, and a great addition to the Democratic bench. Check out Kreiner’s material here, which includes a nice long interview with WDDE. If she looks legit to you, kick in $10.01 and DL will match all $10.01 donations up to $100.00.