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The partisan divide in politics has made it hard to get much of anything accomplished.

The often bitter tenor of debate between Republicans and Democrats have left people in many cases talking past each other rather to each other.

How that divide came to be and what can be done about it was the topic of a conversation between former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the University of Delaware hosted by the Biden Institute and UD’s Center for Political Communication.

Their spirited conversation focused on the breakdown of the norms of civility they say started years ago, and has continued, even accelerated, in recent years

UD Associate Professor of Communication Dannagal Young studies politics and communications and was there for the discussion.  She visited The Green this week to take a deeper look at what they had to say.


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Courtesy of NASA

The excitement has been building for weeks and weeks.

On Monday, August 21st the solar eclipse will finally be here. It will darken the skies along a path from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years.

Courtesy of Romeo Durscher/NASA

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness.

Delawareans will see a partial solar eclipse, when the moon will cover 80 percent of the sun locally.

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Molly Murray, a long-time News Journal reporter passed Monday night from pancreatitis.

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Delaware’s legislative year ended in unprecedented fashion. Without a budget deal,  lawmakers blew past the June 30th deadline for passing a spending plan. A continuing resolution allowed them to come up with a compromise, combining increases in the realty transfer, alcohol and tobacco taxes to avoid Draconian cuts to education, health and social services and grants to non-profits, volunteer fire companies and others.

So how did the budget get to the finish line,  and what else did or did not get happen as the budget talks overshadowed almost everything at Legislative Hall. Political reporter James Dawson helps us to sort it out. 


In this week’s Enlighten Me - we continue highlighting work done this year by students in our Generation Voice Youth Media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.


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