LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Times change for conservatives, liberals

In the upcoming election, will you vote as a liberal? Conservative? I’ve been thinking about those terms and their changing meaning. One of the harshest criticisms used in opinion pieces and letters to the editor is the term liberal. It appears that many contributors believe the root cause of most problems is the liberal. My […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Carper’s voice should not be silenced

The U.S. Senate is often called the “upper chamber” and is different from the “House” of Representatives in several ways. The senators are elected every six years, not every two, as the “House” does. That separates the election cycles so that a “wave” of any moment does not taint both officials. The Senate is different […]


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. Dover recreation Dover City Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. said he believes residents are being shortchanged as he continues to push for a new recreation and activities center at Dover Park, off White […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Swamp curtailing Kavanaugh

The swamp inhabitants are pulling out all the stops to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being seated in his rightful position on the SCOTUS panel of Supreme justices. The 11th hour cryptic and surprising expose presented by California Sen. Diane Feinstein appears to be a Hail Mary pass that just might not connect with the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Walker does not represent the Delaware Republican party

The Republican Party of Delaware stands squarely as the party of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan for the principles of: • Equality and respect for all. • Personal freedom and liberty • Smaller government. Through a series of unfortunate events, we have on the ballot a candidate for Congress whose actions and views do […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Richardson the correct choice

My original encounters with Bryant Richardson were as a customer of and advertiser in his newspaper. I always found him to be appreciative, honest, reliable and responsible. As a fellow Kiwanian in neighboring, interacting community clubs, I found him to be charitable, kind and considerate. Later as my customer, Bryant and Carol have been discerning […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Walker the wrong choice

During a radio interview in November of last year, Scott Walker said that he welcomed sexual assault allegations from his past to give his campaign the media boost that it needed. Now, it would seem, with a video of himself “fat-shaming” a plus-size model being viewed almost a half million times and being plastered all […]

Kent County needs updated software

I’m writing as a candidate for Kent County Recorder of Deeds in response to a letter from David Mazur who asserted that the current system of maintaining Kent County property records is good enough because we don’t need to fix “what ain’t broke.” He misunderstands how thieves manipulate public records by filing false documents using […]

COMMENTARY: Two cheers for Trump’s declassification order

On Sept. 17, President Donald Trump partially declassified a government surveillance application targeting former campaign consultant Carter Page and directed the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly release text messages relating to the “Russiagate” probe between former FBI Director James Comey and other DOJ/FBI personnel. Whether or not this is a smart move on Trump’s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On term limits

Mr. Daniels I read your letter (“Term limits would help solve some of nation’s ills,” Sept. 8). First thank you for serving whether in peace or in conflict. (I also read) Ms. Hotte, your letter (“Of Socialists and social programs,” Aug. 16). Both parties need to cease fire, the opinion/editorial columns are not the proper […]