Letter to the Editor: ‘Fake news’ signals an erosion of trust

The relationship between news consumers and news producers has been damaged. What has caused this damage is not “fake news” in and of itself but the failure of some news producers to “police” themselves from “fake news.” This failure is contributing to an erosion of trust between news consumers and news producers. In a research […]

Sound Off Delaware: Ambulance service, Cohen speaks

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Ambulance service Dover city staff recently recommended Wilmington-based St. Francis Healthcare to receive the new three-year Dover ambulance service contract that will begin April 1, 2019. • What are the hidden cost? […]

Commentary: Social media forces killers to go deep underground

In a recent visit to Uganda, I saw that most of the skepticism that surrounded the release of the #Kony2012 viral video a few years ago by a group of American activists that tried to bring to justice the leader of a vicious cult-like Ugandan rebel group has largely dissipated. The campaign tried to raise […]

Letter to the Editor: Missing the point

Well, well. What do we have here? Another expert on education who, I would guess, hasn’t set foot in a classroom since he left school. (“It’s their own fault,” Letter to the Editor, Dec. 6) If he had, he would know what it’s like in classrooms today. He obviously missed the point of the story. […]

Sound Off Delaware: Carbon fee

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A recent letter to the editor argues that a carbon fee is necessary to curb the effects of climate change. • Sure, why not? Make it harder on low-income people to get […]

Letter to the Editor: Carbon fee will help reduce climate change

Coastal storms and climate change present great risks to Delaware. We are the lowest-lying state in the union, most vulnerable to sea level rise. I recently attended the Resilient and Sustainable Communities League Summit in Dover, and was heartened to learn at the Summit that for every dollar spent on hazard mitigation, we can save […]

Sound Off Delaware: Cohen jailed, Title IX

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Cohen jailed Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to his boss […]

Letter to the Editor: Title IX change could have chilling effects

The following is a letter from the female members of the Delaware House Democratic Caucus regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rule change. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently released a rewrite of federal Title IX guidance that allows schools to raise the bar on what evidence is needed to prove […]

Sound Off Delaware: The wall

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. • What […]

Letter to the Editor: Military service an honor above all

In observing my belief that everyone is entitled to their opinion I ignore many remarks on the Delaware Sate News Opinion page. Whereas Mr. George Roof’s comments often amuse me there has never been occasion to prompt an actual belly laugh before his “Democrats have different meaning for compromise” piece in the Nov. 28 edition. […]