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DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT A SALES TAX

Posted: May 21, 2015

Delaware could do with some new ideas about how to finance the state government, and an advisory council has taken a crack at thinking some up. It was pretty smart about it. For one thing, when it came to a sales tax, the members knew not to go there.

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THE POLITICAL CAPITAL IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Posted: May 18, 2015; revised: May 19, 2015

The debate about repealing the death penalty in Delaware has spilled out of Legislative Hall into Democratic statewide politics for 2016. As divided as the General Assembly is, the would-be candidates are not. This should not be unexpected. Revised to more accurately reflect Bryon Short's remarks

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THE VOTE THAT WAS NOT THERE

Posted: May 14, 2015

Nobody should pay any attention to the recount that found the election to be a tie between Betty Lou McKenna, the Democratic recorder of deeds in Kent County, and La Mar Gunn, the Republican candidate. The Delaware Supreme Court has spoken.

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SHELL GAMES      

Posted: May 12, 2015

Political shell games are played to keep the public from knowing what is going on. Not too many people are wise to what is happening in Delaware in presidential politics with Hillary Clinton or judicial politics with Chandlee Johnson Kuhn on the Family Court.

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THE "OPEN SESAME" CAMPAIGN    

Posted: May 7, 2015

Take a former Cabinet secretary. Add in appearances throughout the state from Sussex County to Wilmington. Combine in the tantalizing draw of a congressional seat. It looks like someone is trying to bake up a candidacy, although certainly not without competition.

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GRIDIRON GOES WITH "TEAM ELLEN"     

Posted: May 4, 2015

Party politics gave way to proxy politics at the First State Gridiron Dinner & Show, held Saturday evening at the Riverfront in Wilmington, where Ellen Kullman and DuPont were the focus of the annual roast for Delaware's political set.

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THE ZEN OF KEN SIMPLER   

Posted: April 30, 2015

Now that Ken Simpler has spent his first "100 Days" in office as the state treasurer, he has circulated an e-newsletter that shows Delaware got what it wanted. Something different than the one it had before.

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