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Delaware Passes ERA to State Constitution



Republican Sens. Bryant Richardson, Dave Lawson, Brian Pettyjohn, David Wilson and Gerald Hocker voted no.

Wilmington Christian School Teacher Fired After Allegations of Misconduct With Student

Marcos Almonte, who also is a pastor at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford:


Pastor Marcos Almonte and his wife, Mary, have been teaching elementary art and Spanish to homeschool students on the WCS campus.

And, as it always is with these people:

Let the dirty tricks commence - GOP buys bobcaseyforpresident.com


But the owner of the domain is not some squatter who wants a big payday from an aspiring presidential candidate — nor a supporter of the Pennsylvania Democrat who wants to protect the website from internet trolls.

It's the Pennsylvania Republican Party, and the reason for its quiet purchase is to be determined.

We'll soon know why the appeal on that subpoena was sealed

We won't necessarily know any more about what it was, but at a minimum we will know why it is sealed:


The 28 National Emergencies in effect as of December 2017

This is an interesting piece:


As of today, 28 emergencies remain in effect. The list still includes the first emergency authorized under the act—President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 emergency, declared ten days after Iranian students took American diplomats hostage in Tehran. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump renewed the emergency for the 38th time.

Why have seven presidents extended the 1979 emergency 38 times? It, along with a second emergency declared in 1995 to implement the oil embargo, forms the basis for many of the United States’ sanctions on Iran. The president’s (and thereby the the Treasury Department’s) power to impose sanctions for foreign policy purposes comes from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). IEEPA was passed one year after the National Emergencies Act, and it grants the president sweeping economic power in response to “any unusual and extraordinary threat, which has its source in whole or substantial part outside the United States, to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.” But IEEPA doesn’t supplant the National Emergencies Act. Rather, the president may take advantage of IEEPA powers only if he declares a national emergency (with respect to that foreign threat) under the National Emergencies Act.

In fact, 26 of the 28 national emergencies currently active invoke IEEPA. The remaining two also exist to respond to foreign threats. The first is President Bill Clinton’s 1996 emergency, declared after the Cuban military shot down two civilian airplanes off of the Cuban coast. It allows for the regulation of vessels in U.S. waters that may enter Cuban territorial waters “and thereby threaten a disturbance of international relations.” The second is Bush’s Sept. 14, 2001 emergency. It gave the president broad powers to mobilize the military in the days (and now years) after the attacks. But nine days later, Bush issued a second emergency proclamation, this time invoking IEEPA explicitly for the purpose of restricting terrorist financing.

Dancing "discredits" a politician?

Who knew....

Counting down to midnight on the 31st for this prediction:


Tis the season...

...for cyclocross....

Best Lawn Display Near Me

May you and yours enjoy Christmas blessings as the Buddhas gather around Cindy Lou Who's Christmas tree....

And I'm not completely sure, but I think that's a Gremlin in a hat and sweater back there.

WSJ: "Trump To Ask Putin Whether He 'Wants Fries With That'"

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