Commentary: Too many people aren’t earning enough to get by

Here we go again. As soon as raising the state’s minimum wage is mentioned, out of the woods comes Dr. John E. Stapleford scaring up the public with doom of businesses closing their doors should such an increase occur. (“Minimum wage hike would burden businesses.”) The conservative Caesar Rodney Institute must have this article printed […]

Commentary: See the good in everyone this holiday season

Each Christmas I feel sorry for Rudolph the famous red-noised reindeer. Although the story has a happy ending, there is a moral to the story I think so many overlook. That being everyone likes you if you are someone of prominence, good looks or popularity. On the other hand, if you are down on your […]

Commentary: Polytech decision sends the wrong message to kids

While I was a member of the Sussex Tech board in the 1980s, their football program was achieving the same results Polytech is experiencing, a depressed football program. Our administration wanted to do exactly what Polytech has agreed to do, pull out of the conference and pick and choose their own independent schedule. I argued […]

Commentary: Sussex Tech denial a blow to trade schools

I just can’t believe it. This makes no sense. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce recently held a workshop with Delaware Tech, The National Association of Workforce Boards and Delaware Gov. John Carney. Even the Department of Education, (DOE) has reversed their education direction toward this subject. That being, “The future of work is changing. […]

Commentary: Can’t we all agree to disagree?

With the oncoming presidential election becoming heated in a few months, I think it may be a good time to call a ‘time out.’ It’s OK to disagree, but not go to war over issues of disagreement. With political comments on Facebook getting closer to the election we need to think before we react to […]

Commentary: History, good or bad, should be preserved

I am a history buff, always have been. I accept the history of this country regardless which side states took during the Civil War. I may disagree with their position, but I respect their passion. I have taken my kids when they were in school during their vacations to various states to learn the history […]

Commentary: The government isn’t coming after your guns

For a short period last month, gun lovers and NRA members began to circle their wagons. The Democrats were coming after your weapons, infringing on your Second Amendment rights, and finally the government is coming to take over U.S. citizens after they are disarmed. At least that’s what one gun advocate said at the Delaware […]

Commentary: Clearing the record on school referendums

I enjoy reading “Speak Out,” one of the first articles I read along with “Commentary.” I am baffled how many participants don’t do their research before commenting. Like the motor in their mouth starts before the motor in their head. A recent “Speak Out” centered on school referendums in response to the New Jersey transplant, […]

Commentary: There are alternatives to the wall

In response to Armand Carreau’s commentary “Who’s lying about the wall and immigration?” The answer; neither side of the issue. It depends on how you want to manage the immigration problem. We have a president who demands a wall in the “interest of national security,” $5.7 billion for the wall and he has added another […]