Ed Rogers: Factors that will shape the midterms

There are still a few primaries left, but the campaign season is about to enter what I call the summer grind, which consists mostly of fundraisers, Fourth of July parades, etc. Retail politics is not a good summer sport; candidates will try to fight against the tide of serious disinterest in all things political. Regardless, …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/05/31/ed-rogers-factors-that-will-shape-the-midterms/

Margaret Sullivan: Race, media and canceling ‘Roseanne’

That the condemnation of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet came from a groundbreaking black woman TV executive gave it an undeniable moral authority. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” was the one-line stunner from Channing Dungey, who took on her high-powered job of …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/05/31/margaret-sullivan-race-media-and-canceling-roseanne/

Joe Tydings’ lessons from then and now

Ex-U.S. Sen. Joe Tydings was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but within a few years he was blessed with a table setting of good fortune, political as well as financial. His adoptive grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder and principal shareholder of the General Foods Corp., was one of the wealthiest women …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/05/31/c-fraser-smith-joe-tydings-autobiography/

Judge in Stanford rape case fights recall

Judge Aaron Persky says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it’s the reason he is the target of a recall election Tuesday and has become the self-described “most hated man on the internet.”

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/05/31/judge-aaron-persky-brock-turner-stanford-recall/

Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week

Delaware will begin full-scale sports betting next week, wasting no time after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Full-scale sports betting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Delaware’s three casinos, officials said Thursday. The offerings will include single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2018/05/31/delaware-casinos-start-sports-betting-next-week/