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Allan Loudell
Priceless Joe Biden--Katy Perry snapshot!

I know it's just superficial tabloid... but I can't resist posting this DAILY MAIL piece on Katy Perry with Joe Biden! (By the way, compare Joe's photo with Katy vs...
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Allan Loudell
Are Delaware lawmakers even familiar with the term, 'conflict of interest'?

Delaware lawmakers and in fact, Governor Markell, in their infinite wisdom rushed through legislation erasing the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...
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Allan Loudell
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Meet the people formerly mad at Hillary Club

Another factor which explains the tidal wave of support within the Democratic Party for Hillary Rodham Clinton's all-but-guaranteed 2016 Presidential bid even BEFORE the 2014 Congressional mid-term elections: The desire of anyone who "crossed" the Clintons in the past to get on their right side; after all, the Clintons have legendary long memories...
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Allan Loudell
Neo-cons' warnings about Iraq falling on deaf ears

Even though neo-conservatives - including many of the same ones who persuaded President George W. Bush to intervene in Iraq - have received ample time in mainstream media to press their case for a more strenuous U...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which stories / issues / topics grab your attention here at the end of the week? Completely stymied in its attempts to win a gasoline tax increase from Delaware legislators, the Markell Administration has unilaterally hiked weekend tolls on Route One from two to three dollars...
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Eclectic Hobbies with Allan Loudell
Start of summer sees many butterflies, moths; first Monarchs sighted in our region this year

Mid-June is a great time for butterflies and moths because many spring species (for example, Hairstreaks) are still flying; the big dramatic Swallowtail butterflies and Silk moths have all emerged; Fritillaries are flying; and we start to see Monarchs...
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Allan Loudell
Hillary Clinton vortex swamps Joe Biden in the Senate

Yet another article about the 2016 Presidential election, and how Hillary Rodham Clinton's seemingly inevitable Presidential bid is swamping Joe Biden's presumed 2016 hopes...
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Allan Loudell
Delaware Art Museum will need to sell more paintings?

I posted in a previous blog about how auctions are not necessarily living up to expectations. Whether works of art or other collectibles, such as stamps...
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Allan Loudell
In return for increasing U.S. energy independence, will exploding trains become the norm?

Iraq probably cements it. More than ever, a substantial number of Americans will seek energy independence, just so we can disengage from unpleasant places -- like much of the Middle-East...
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Allan Loudell
Could Iran "save" Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Iran's failure to release the U.S. embassy hostages was arguably the final nail which handed the 1980 Presidential election to Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter...
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Allan Loudell
Did wall-to-wall O.J. coverage 20 years ago lead to dumbing down of media, reality TV?

Were you glued to your TV screen 20 years ago as the news networks aired wall-to-wall coverage of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco proceeding down the expressway? Did you follow the subsequent trial like no other? With its incendiary blend of sports, celebrity, violent crime, and race, the O...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
Little Shop of Horrors at the Wilmington Drama League

Little Shop of Horrors is a story that has been around for years. From the original non-musical 1960 film, the staged musical, and finally the 1986 musical movie starring Rick Moranis, even a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon, this show has taken on a lot of variations...
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Allan Loudell
Infuriating critique of U.S. foreign policy blunders

The nearly always infuriating "Spengler" aka David Goldman offers a provocative critique of U.S. foreign policy in The ASIA TIMES. It'll take a few minutes to read, but tell me where you agree or disagree...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
Dame Edna's Annual Family (and Down Under Members) Barbeque

When I was on my way to see Dame Edna's Annual Family (and Down Under Members) Barbecue, I thought I knew what to expect. I had never seen a Dame Edna show before, but I know who Dame Edna is, and knew that some over the top comedy would be involved...
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Allan Loudell
Was President Obama wrong to try disengagement?

With the Middle-East seemingly unravelling, the hawks, interventionists, and just plain "engagers" are coming out of the woodwork to indict President Obama's foreign policy vision, which was to extricate the United States from conflicts around the Middle-East and southwestern Asia; use drones to do the "dirty work" in such countries as Afghanistan, Pakistan, & Yemen; and pivot the focus of U...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
The Life and Death of Richard II at Arden Shakespeare Gild

For some people, the moment they hear the word "Shakespeare," they just tune out. I don't know if it's because of a bad required school-reading experience, but the fact is Shakespeare is still read and performed today for a reason...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which stories / topics / issues grab your attention here at the end of the week? DelDOT found vehicles and materials underneath or near some of the bridges it inspected, but found no threats to safety...
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WDEL Sports
Soccer's flopping is ridiculous

This will probably draw the ire of true soccer (futbol) fans, but the first day of the World Cup put on display one of the worst aspects of the sport...
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Allan Loudell
Watching Iraq from afar (helplessly)

This has to be an emotionally wrenching time for America's Iraq vets. Bad enough that Iraq's Shi'a dominated central government turned out to be pro-Tehran...
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WDEL Sports
Blue Hen hoops looking fuzzy

Delaware basketball coach Monte Ross will try to defend his CAA title next year with just two players who were at least semi-regular starters, after guard Jarvis Threatt was dismissed from the program for violating team rules...
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