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Allan Loudell
Gaffes galore from Joe Biden, but that's why it's fun to cover him

First, the Veep's Shakesperean reference to 'Shylocks' referencing unscrupulous bankers; then, to the 'Orient'. (Well, at least he didn't say 'Oriental') From The DAILY BEAST--- http://www...
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Allan Loudell
Fighting the Islamic State: Slippery slope already?

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - General Martin Dempsey - either let the cat out of the bag; was stating the obvious; and/or was publicly pressing President Obama to confront the likelihood that U...
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Allan Loudell
Thanks to all those trivia players at St. Hedwig's Polish Festival!

Looks like the St. Hedwig's Polish Festival (relocated a few years ago from the parish grounds to the parking lot north of Frawley Stadium, and west of the restaurants along the Wilmington Riverfront) will have a nearly ideal week, weatherwise, in contrast to some of the summer's other church carnivals / ethnic festivals, which lost several nights to rain & thunderstorms...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
Jesus Christ Superstar at the Wilmington Drama League

It's safe to say that approximately 2000 years later, everyone knows the story of Jesus Christ. However, not everyone knows what the life of Jesus looked like from Judas Iscariot's point of view...
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Allan Loudell
Independent Scotland, end of the United Kingdom as we know it?

Getting far less attention in U.S. media than Syria/Iraq/ISIS or even Russia/Ukraine is the referendum on Scottish Independence in just a few days. Polls show Scots about evenly divided on the question...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which issues, stories, topics, etc. are on your mind this weekend? It ain't over until it's over. Now that Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher did not prevail in the recount, Christopher says some supporters have urged him to consider a write-in campaign, and Christopher says he will take a look at that possibility...
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Allan Loudell
President Obama's "cautious" war

So what do you think now that President Obama has decided to expand U.S. military intervention to include U.S. air strikes against Islamic State Jihadists in Syria? A necessary step to counter an eventual threat to the U...
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Allan Loudell
Post Delaware Primary Reflections

I spent all of Tuesday interviewing Delaware Primary voters in New Castle County. At times, with the abysmal turn-out, it was the toughest primary election I had ever covered...
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Allan Loudell
Delaware Primary Day

I'll be reporting from outside polling places all day Tuesday. Not expecting the greatest turn-out, given comparatively few competitive races at any level...
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Allan Loudell
What would possess teens to beat up a mentally challenged man in Newark?

As indefensible and foolish as Wilmington's street shootings have been, at least some are remotely understandable in the context of the drug culture, gang rivalries, the quest for respect, and payback for perceived dissing...
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Allan Loudell
Laws of unintended consequences in Delaware politics

Remember when Beau Biden coasted to re-election as Delaware's Attorney General without a Republican opponent? That was the result of (a). No Republican wanting to be a sacrificial lamb, and (b)...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So what's on your mind as we end the week? Before we kick off, thanks to all our Delmarva Broadcasting listeners who pledged money during the 2014 "Help Our Kids Radiothon"...
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Allan Loudell
Does the rise of Islamic State undermine Rand Paul's Presidential hopes?

Until recently, it seemed Rand Paul's anti-interventionist world view was winning hearts and minds, not only within the traditionally hawkish Republican Party, but beyond...
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Allan Loudell
CVS stops selling cigarettes, other tobacco products, AHEAD of schedule. Will Walgreens ever follow?

The CVS pharmaceutical chain completes its metamorphosis into a health-care company with a name change (CVS Health) and an announcement that it had yanked all tobacco products from its shelves three weeks ahead of its announced schedule...
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Allan Loudell
Dover P.D. clears Treasurer Flowers of harassment, but will that change anyone's attitude about him?

This is the day state Treasurer Chip Flowers had been waiting for, the day Flowers apparently wanted to precede the date of his official withdrawal from the Treasurer's race...
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Allan Loudell
When it comes to Internet connection speeds, local governments can do it better than corporate monopolies

It's been covered in this blog before... How many countries are leaving the United States behind in smoke when it comes to internet connection speeds...
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Allan Loudell
Convergence of Gangsta Hip-Hop & the Islamic State

One reason ISIS / ISIL is thought to pose such a threat to the West is its ability to recruit disaffected young men with no previous connection to Islam...
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Allan Loudell
Early optimistic report on Camden, NJ's new police force: Any lessons for Delaware cities?

With two weekend fatal shootings - bringing the total number of slayings in Wilmington to twenty - the city could very well eclipse the record number of 27 homicides in 2010...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Labor Day Holiday Weekend Forum

So which topics / issues / stories have grabbed your attention? State Treasurer Chip Flowers really, really is OUT of the race for his office, leaving Sean Barney the Democratic nominee...
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Allan Loudell
Stay tuned: Chip Flowers' statement later today

How appropriate: Just as ragweed pollens start to circulate, to the discomfort of hay fever sufferers, Flowers' spores are mushrooming in the Delaware political blogosphere...
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