Commentary: Nobel Prize lauds Ethiopia’s Abiy’s peace initiatives

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, the 100th awarded since 1901, will be bestowed upon Ethiopian Prime Minister (PM) Abiy Ahmed Ali on Dec. 10 in Oslo, Norway. Though only in power for 18 months, Abiy has aggressively sought to reform his own nation, make peace with a northern neighbor, and assist with conflict resolution involving […]

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 […]

Commentary: Police chief controversy shows racial healing still needed in Dover

The city of Dover once again finds itself at the center of a controversy having to do with race. A distinguished, long-serving Caucasian police officer claims in a recently filed lawsuit that he was unfairly passed over for the chief of police position when it came open in 2017; the position subsequently went to an […]

Commentary: Trump whistleblower operates under new guidelines

Given the aggressiveness of the Donald Trump White House in finding the whistleblower who depicted the president’s efforts to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son, along with the current political environment, it is doubtful that the person will survive anonymity very long. Such brevity in beclouding makes the 31-year record of hiding […]

Commentary: Left lane restriction bill is unwise

A proposal by Delaware State Senator Bryan Townsend (D-Newark/Bear) to force drivers within the state to stay in the right lane under most circumstances, SB 185, is well-intended but has both practical and constitutional challenges. On the one hand, state governments possesses the authority pursuant to law to enact restrictions on their roads. Relevant to […]

Delaware deserves higher ranking in friendliest-states survey

A ranking of the friendliest states recently placed Delaware a disappointing 44th out of 50 states. Conducted by the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), the survey had ostensibly nothing to do with gun laws. Rather, it relied on comments from online visitors to the organization’s web site. In any case, Delaware certainly deserves a higher […]

Commentary: Woodstock again? Just let it go!

The effort to commemorate memory of the August 1969 Woodstock festival by holding another such event was understandable, but was doomed from the outset. For many reasons, the original cannot be duplicated. The main activity planned to mark the occasion was called Woodstock 50. Unfortunately, it was not at the late Max Yasgur’s dairy farm […]

Commentary: Moon landing’s achievements and challenges

As we celebrate the half-century mark of the moon landing, the event’s importance remains, as do challenges in its wake. This article evaluates both areas. There are a number of accomplishments to point to pertaining to moon exploration. From the standpoint of Cold War competition with the Soviet Union, the Apollo 11 mission represented a […]

Commentary: Independence Day and the lives of American presidents

America’s Independence Day correctly conjures up the fight against monarchy and unchecked executive power. Following the American Revolution, patriots realized the mistake of creating an initial national government without an executive. In establishing the presidency as a component of the Constitution, the framers forever linked the chief executive with our annual celebration of freedom on […]

Commentary: Trump’s policy on Cuba fails the smell test

The Donald Trump administration announced a change in relations with Cuba in July 2017, so those who have been paying attention may not have been surprised by the new round of restrictions. Still, the type and timing of the rules is suspect, such that it certainly seems like an early appeal to the base against […]