JIM & ADA LEIGH SOLES
ONE REDEEMING VOTE
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014
The state Senate's vote to confirm Jan Jurden as the president judge of the Superior Court was a resounding repudiation of the ugliness and misinformation that sprang from a sentence she handed out in a child sex-abuse case. The confirmation was also historic.
THE CURSE OF THE MID-TERMS
Posted: Dec. 11, 2014
As goes the country, so went Delaware in the 2014 mid-term election, when the president's party paid the price and lost congressional seats in Washington and legislative seats in Dover. Not that Barack Obama and the Democrats could not have seen it coming.
'TIS THE SEASON
Posted: Dec. 9, 2014
'Tis the season for speculation in the Delaware General Assembly about which legislators could be endangered in 2016, which legislators could think about retiring, and which legislators are looking in the mirror and seeing a future statewide officeholder.
A SIMPLER EXPLANATION
Posted: Dec. 4, 2014
There are political explanations to account for Ken Simpler's breakthrough win last month in the treasurer's race that made him the first new Republican elected statewide since 1994, but Pete Schwartzkopf, the House speaker, can make it simpler.
JURDEN JOINS THE LIST FOR JUDICIAL PROMOTIONS
Posted: Dec. 2, 2014
There have been so many high-ranking judicial openings, the governor can hardly make promotions fast enough. His latest is a nomination for Jan Jurden as the Superior Court president judge, although it will take a complicated Senate session to get her there.
GOTTA GETTA GOVERNOR
Posted: Nov. 19, 2014
Nothing gets Delaware's political class going like an open election for governor, as it will be in 2016 when Jack Markell cannot run for a third term as the Democratic governor. Delaware Grapevine charts the Democratic and Republican fields.
STUPID POLITICAL TRICKS
Posted: Nov. 17, 2014
The 2014 campaign season had more than its share of candidates suffering self-inflicted wounds. Here is a review of the offerings from a smorgasbord of bloopers and blunders that deserve to be immortalized in Delaware politics.