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The Open Thread for January 6, 2017

“Grow up, Donald. Grow up. Time to be an adult. You’re president. You’ve got to do something. Show us what you have.” — Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview on PBS, criticizing Donald Trump’s attacks on the U.S. intelligence community and his grasp of health care policy.


Why Should Delaware Officials Get a Pay Raise?

The Delaware State News reports that Delaware’s Compensation Commission will recommend an average of a 2% raise for the State’s senior executives (elected and appointed), judiciary, and legislature. The Compensation Commission has not yet finalized these numbers, but it seems reasonable to look at this as the direction they are taking.

Does the Libertarian Candidate in the SD10 Special Election Help or Hurt Marino or Hansen?

Libertarian Joseph Lanzendorfer has announced that he will run in the anticipated special election in the 10th Senate District that will be scheduled once Senator and Lt. Governor-elect Bethany Hall-Long (D) resigns to take her new office on January 17. The special election will likely be scheduled in late February or early March. As the Democrats currently hold a 11-10 one seat majority, this special election will control the balance of power in the Senate.