Commentary: Delaware General Assembly wasting time on National Popular Vote

Enough with the gimmicks. The National Popular Vote Initiative (NPVI) has come to Delaware, but it should just go away. And if this ill-advised alteration to our prized presidency is invoked, it will be rejected by the Supreme Court. The Electoral College procedure for selecting the chief executive must be appreciated for its etiology: at […]

COMMENTARY: Memo to all naysayers: NATO is still needed

The following is a response to the July 20 Commentary by Reid K. Beveridge “Is NATO really relevant in these times?” The controversy over the effectiveness and future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is so much hot air. NATO — otherwise called the North Atlantic Alliance — is alive and well and will […]

COMMENTARY: Presidential quotes on war, Memorial Day and sacrifice

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.”—George Washington “War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.”—Thomas […]

COMMENTARY: Recognizing the constitutional imperative

The U.S. Constitution’s flexibility and adaptability is demonstrated by its record and resilience. However, extra or non-constitutional policies and procedures threaten the respect afforded to the venerable document and the rule of law it represents. For instance, some current laws masquerade as legitimate authority for presidential action, while others from decades past are used to […]

Guest Opinion: Love and life lessons: A tribute to my mother

Mother’s Day this year comes two days after the wedding anniversary date for my parents, both deceased. But the inspiration, motivation, and success I enjoy can be traced to my Mother, who is very much alive in my heart. Starting from a young age, my mother allowed me to dream big. Growing up in the […]

COMMENTARY: Americans set deadly pace on roadways in 2016

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 2014 and 2015, highway deaths increased in almost all categories. Further, over the first six months of 2016, roadway fatalities increased 10 percent from the same time in 2015. This article investigates ways to reduce this unacceptable trend. Alcohol-impaired driving deaths increased by 3 […]

COMMENTARY: Obama wrong on changes to hostage policy

The June 2015 White House announcement of changes to the U.S. government’s hostage policy was ostensibly hastened by complaints from families of U.S. citizens being held overseas. However, the revisions deviate from longstanding American principles, create needless additional offices, and perpetuate more confusion than clarity. According to the Obama administration, the new American hostage policy […]