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How Kerri Evelyn Harris can beat Tom Carper

Filed in National by on July 7, 2018 12 Comments
How Kerri Evelyn Harris can beat Tom Carper

Famous nerd, Nate Silver, had some explaining to do in the wake of Trump’s win. This is what Silver basically said in his own defense.

“I never said Clinton was going to win. I said that she probably win based on polling. To be more precise, I said she’d win 53 times if the election was held 100 times. That meant Trump would probably win 47 times. This election was one of those 47 times. Also – Clinton ran a shitty campaign and took too many toss-up states like Michigan for granted.”

Well he didn’t say that last part but I can’t help interjecting the truth about that shitty Clinton campaign whenever I have the opportunity. Moving on…

Like Trump, Kerri Harris has some simple math to contend with.

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July 6 Open Thread: OK, Black Bart, Now You Get Yours

Filed in National, Open Thread by on July 6, 2018 3 Comments

I’m not denying that Scott Pruitt’s downfall is satisfying. We all want to see these bastards get theirs, and as Amanda Marcotte says, liberals needed something to celebrate after the most destructive week yet of the Trump Interregnum. But this victory is hollow, because Pruitt’s cartoonish corruption wasn’t the actual problem. As she wrote before […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: June 29-July 5, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 6, 2018 78 Comments

1. Actor Lee Murphy To Play Role Of Congressional Candidate.  He’s been a candidate before. He’s almost been a candidate a couple of other times. He’s been a teacher, an Amtrak conductor, and an actor who drives a stick shift and has an ‘extensive wardrobe’. He’s always good for comedic relief. And he’s the R candidate […]

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Song Of The Day: July 6, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on July 6, 2018 0 Comments

If you haven’t heard this one, I hope you find it as moving as I do:

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July 5 Open Thread: There Are No Centrists

Filed in National by on July 5, 2018 38 Comments

E.J. Dionne uses data from a couple of political scientists to show that there is no up-for-grabs centrist bloc of independent voters. Independents mostly lean one way or the other; those who don’t pay no attention to politics and almost never vote. Other findings: Republicans more than Democrats no longer consider themselves centrist, and political […]

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Trumpian? No. Lilliputian? Yes.

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 5, 2018 7 Comments

Much was made (in fact, John Carney made much of) this Executive Order signed by the Governor on June 30, 2018.  He did this after the General Assembly declined to consider a hastily-introduced constitutional amendment that would have required the adoption of ‘budget smoothing’ throughout the budgetary process. As opponents of this attempt to railroad […]

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Chamber Cries Crocodile Tears

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 5, 2018 9 Comments

Won’t anyone consider Delaware’s poor and misunderstood Chamber Of Commerce?  The legislative proceedings of June 30/July 1 prompted this poignant lament from those who have always had the best interests of Delaware at heart: Chamber Disappointed in Late Night Minimum Wage Vote The Delaware House of Representatives held a late night, with a 3:30 a.m. vote to […]

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Song Of The Day: July 5, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on July 5, 2018 2 Comments

‘I’ve got a big fat mama tryin’ to break me…’:

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Should Democrats Fight or Compromise?

Filed in National by on July 4, 2018 38 Comments

In recent days we’ve suffered a rash of visits from some Ghosts of Democrats Past. Various commenters, presenting themselves as “centrist” or “moderate” or “blue collar,” have argued that full-bore liberalism will cause other people — not them, mind you, but other people — to react by voting for Republicans. The product of this mind […]

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Viva the people’s Democratic Party revolution! Viva Jeffersonian Democracy

Filed in National by on July 4, 2018 3 Comments

I heard the Declaration of Independence read on NPR for the first time in a long time and I have to say, it’s amazing when Jefferson begins to list the crimes of king George because he sounds strikingly similar to Trump.

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Songs Of The Day: 4th Of July, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on July 4, 2018 1 Comment

My Holy Trinity:

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July 3 Open Thread: Trade War Is Hell

Filed in National by on July 3, 2018 15 Comments

When the Trump administration was tearing apart families, most of corporate America said nothing. When Trump supported white supremacists, most of corporate America said nothing. When Trump made clear everyone was either with him or against him, most of corporate America flattered and bowed like 18th-century French courtiers. Now that Trump is carrying through his […]

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Song Of The Day: July 3, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on July 3, 2018 3 Comments

Dave Davies wrote it and sang it.  Kinda wish he’d written more songs with the Kinks, based on this one, also from Something Else:

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