Commentary: US military is a part of the history of Berlin

Veterans Day 2019 coincides with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For American soldiers, sailors, Marines, and flyers, Berlin’s history over the last century has been linked with their service and sacrifice. More than 100,000 American soldiers died in the fields of Europe in World War I. That number more than […]

Letter to the Editor: Reflect on, honor veterans on Veterans Day and beyond

On Veterans Day, we are reminded to reflect on and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who have served our great nation. Since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 to be Armistice Day, Americans have had a proud tradition of celebrating veterans and all they do to safeguard the freedoms we hold dear. […]

Letter to the Editor: Give them all glory

I have interviewed more than fifty WWII veterans, and helped them each write their story. When asked to pick my favorite story, it led to the following poem, in which each line relates to a specific veteran I have interviewed: From those whom I’ve met You ask for the best story I can’t say just […]

Letter to the Editor: Be aware as winter weather starts

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is partnering with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ, multiple state agencies, the Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis at the University of Delaware, and the City of Wilmington, among others. During Winter Weather Awareness Week, participating agencies and organizations will provide information via social media and […]

Commentary: For Veterans Day, what is the secret of America?

What is America’s secret? How is this country “exceptional” or “unique?” For this Veterans Day, let us consider this question. To my mind, Veterans’ Day is an even more important holiday than even the Fourth of July. We declared our freedom on July 4; we kept it because of the sacrifices made Americans on Veterans’ […]

Letter to the Editor: No free ride

What an interesting time we’re living in. Campaigning for the office of president is really going strong now and we can hear from the candidates what their plans for the future hold for us. I note that a great many youngsters are overjoyed by the prospect of free college and Medicare for all. If I […]

Speak Out: DOJ seeking increase

The Delaware Department of Justice is seeking about $3 million more, including 17 additional positions, for the upcoming fiscal year, Attorney General Kathy Jennings told budget officials Wednesday. The Office of Management and Budget is currently in the midst of the annual fall budget hearings, where about 30 state agencies and organizations present their asks […]

Commentary: The importance of reaching out to our veterans

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Isiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Monday is Veterans Day. To most, it’s a day off. Nothing wrong with that. But for the less than 1 percent who serve in uniform, this […]

Letter to the Editor: The need for good, transparent government

I am challenging all of my colleagues in Dover to join me in reforming Delaware’s lawmaking process. I am asking them to join me in supporting rule changes that disallow last-minute votes on bills that have not been adequately vetted. I am asking them to support rule changes that disallow the use of “suspension of […]

Letter to the Editor: Robinson fine choice for name of new school

I have been fortunate to have wonderful people who had positively impacted my life. One of those individuals whom I admire and forever be grateful is Dave Robinson. When I read about the wonderful news (of a new school named after him), I was elated. Dr. Robinson was my principal and mentor. During my teaching […]