LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Policies creating blue wave of the future

Many Delawareans believe the Social Security Trust Fund has been raided. Congress has in fact borrowed against the surplus for many decades. A recent report by the Social Security trustees advised that full benefits are insured for the next 15 years. Around 2034, cuts up to 25 percent will occur unless changes are made because […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pepper, Husfelt a credit to Levy Court

Levy Court commissioners Terry Pepper and Jim Husfelt are part of an outstanding team of officials who preside over a very well-run, responsive and efficient county government. Well accomplished before joining the court, both men have brought the experience of those accomplishments with them to the court. The court and the people are well served […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More positive, less negative

During a recent unexpected hospital admission, the patient advocate came into my room and asked if she could bring in a group to sing for me. I agreed and what a pleasant surprise when eight clean-cut good-looking young men came into my room and performed. The harmonies were absolutely beautiful and as a former Sweet […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Protecting elections

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. In a Sunday commentary, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons discussed the need to pass a bipartisan bill, the Secure Elections Act, to strengthen election cybersecurity in America and protect against foreign interference in […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Of unions and nonprofit bogeymen

I would like to take the opportunity to respond to Dr. John E. Stapleford’s opinion piece printed in the Delaware State News Sept. 7 edition entitled “Court ruling a game-changer in mandatory union dues.” First off, far be it for me as a patriotic constitutional defending citizen to tell anyone that they have to join […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McCain funeral was a ‘mockery’

As I sat by the TV to watch the funeral of the late Sen. John McCain, I couldn’t believe what a mockery of it was. All of those who were asked to speak should be ashamed of themselves. As for Megan, the eulogy that she gave was all about the time she spent with her […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: False allegations becoming an epidemic

October is officially recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the 24 years since the Violence Against Women Act was passed by Congress, great strides have been taken toward in both the prevention of and the enhancement to laws against domestic violence. It is safe to say, at this point, that we as a country […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clearing the record on on Kent County Recorder of Deeds Office

This letter is in response to statements made by Eugenia Thornton in her press release, Facebook page but most of all comments contained in her paid advertisements in this very newspaper. The Recorder of Deeds offices in all three counties are basically considered a library, but responsible for indexing and maintaining copies of legal documents […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Coons on Kavanaugh

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. A Sunday story reported that U.S. Sen. Chris Coons has indicated he will join Delaware’s senior senator in voting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. • I am a lifelong member of […]

COMMENTARY: Presidential power and the Constitution – Back to future?

The challenges which the Donald Trump administration presents to the rule of law as it pertains to presidential power are not new; they are the cumulative product of American history, congressional acquiescence, emergencies, and executive aggrandizement. However, there are hazards facing our political system when the pendulum swings too far toward the president relative to […]