Commentary: Abortion is only surgical procedure ‘rooted in ignorance’

Mr. Morrison’s opinion piece concerning Senate bills 21 and 19 (“Delaware abortion bills all about controlling women” March 1) reveals much about the extremes of “progressive” rhetoric concerning abortion in Delaware. He condemns supporters of the two pro-life bills as “affluent Caucasian men (who) want a big say in abortion laws to which they will […]

Letter to the Editor: Anti-Semitism has no place in government

“A house divided cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln spoke these prophetic words in the late 1850s. They are just as true today as they were at that early time in American history. The watered down Democratic House Resolution to eradicate Hatred in America voted on favorably (407-23) on March 7 was an adulterated surrender to the […]

Letter to the Editor: Make people responsible

Regarding HB 63, I personally know of a couple living in Dover who were concerned that their teenage sons might get control of the pistol they had for home protection. Their decision was to take the pistol apart and hide the parts. Fast forward one night, they were awakened by somebody trying to get in […]

Speak Out: Raising smoking age in Delaware

The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. The measure now goes to the House. • But people can sign contracts, enter the armed services, vote and get married at 18? — Holly Overmyer • I thought 18-year-olds were adults? — […]

Commentary: Continuum of Care seeking to end homelessness in Delaware

This is a response to an opinion piece written by Jeanine Kleimo published on Feb. 18 about U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) funds in the state of Delaware. In her article, Jeanine correctly identifies the woefully inadequate supply of affordable housing in Delaware. Approximately 25 percent of renters […]

Letter to the Editor: Socialism has worked well for decades

Will Gillespie’s Commentary (DSN 2/27), “Socialism is simply a term used to deceive,” was actually both informative and useful. Also, I mostly agree with his observations on the prior exchanges in DSN between Frank Daniels and Bill Clemens. And Gillespie’s story about socialism as something having redeeming qualities for a civilized society was pretty much […]

Speak Out: Trump veto

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. • Good. Are these people in Congress so full of themselves that they think anyone believes for one minute it’s a constitutional powers issue? Some of these people have been there 30 […]

Commentary: Delaware is ground zero for fight for 19th Amendment

March is Women’s History Month, and Delaware looms large in the fight for women’s franchise. There are many lessons to learn about this particular battle for the 19th Amendment but what, you may ask, makes Delaware’s role unique? Like many things, it all came down to a question of timing. After the end of World […]

Letter to the Editor: The Department of Correction’s lost society

We reside in a society constructed of a multitude of people in all shapes, sizes, colors, attitudes, dispositions, intellectual measures, moral caliber, mental capabilities, levels of financial status, etc. Recall the popular aphorism “It takes all types to make the world go around” which adds credence to the reality that no one should be disregarded […]

Letter to the Editor: Why bring back  the ‘Blue Route?’

Representative Collins: I was deeply concerned to hear of your planned resolution to the House of Representatives to study the feasibility of a third bridge over the Indian River to address traffic concerns along U.S.113 in Millsboro. Prior to you taking office, DelDOT conducted the same study that you plan to propose. It cost taxpayers […]