Commentary: If you have to ask what Black Lives Matter is, then you really don’t care

By Francis A. Bethel III Black Lives Matter doesn’t have anything to do with the disapproval rating of Donald Trump (Frank Daniels’ question “What is Black Lives Matter?” July 24). If anyone is a Marxist and an anarchist (yes, I do know the meanings), it’s Trump and his enablers in the Senate who have, time […]

Commentary: Cape community delivers services during pandemic

By Jen Mason Much as violent storms sometimes reveal long-buried shipwrecks along Delaware’s coast, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light uncomfortable truths about the state’s largest and fastest-growing county. Mention of the state’s seashore invariably recalls images of pristine beaches, comfortable homes, charming shops and — in normal summers — bars, restaurants, hotels and […]

Commentary: Telework could lead to environmental solutions

EDITOR’S NOTE: On July 29, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing, “Lessons Learned from Remote Working during COVID-19: Can the Government Save Money Through Maximizing Efficient Use of Leased Space?” Below is ranking member Sen. Carper’s opening statement. By Sen. Thomas Carper Good morning. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding […]

Commentary: Let’s not add communication problems to COVID-19 issues

By Linda Heller Complex communication is what makes us humans and not animals. It also connects us to each other. We use verbal communication, meaning using mostly words and sentences to communicate thoughts and ideas to others. We also use nonverbal communication, which scientists say gives us about 55% of the meaning, on average, of […]

Commentary: How to safeguard a fair and secure presidential election

By Patricia Frey Despite sharp political divides, the U.S. Postal Service remains one of the few federal agencies in which a vast majority of Americans have faith and confidence. Recent approval ratings indicate more than 90% of responders approve of the Postal Service. The Constitution gave Congress the right to establish a national postal service, […]

Commentary: Universal broadband internet access is a must

By James Dickinson This pandemic makes it clearer than ever: It’s past time for all Delawareans to have high-speed, broadband internet. High-speed, broadband internet access is now an undeniable necessity for individuals, families, businesses and community organizations. This has been true for many years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the urgent need for those […]

Commentary: It’s imperative for kids to be in open schools this fall

By Reid K. Beveridge The state teachers’ union doesn’t care how much harm it inflicts on Delaware’s children. Or how much stress it inflicts on its own members, it would appear. Indeed, the state Teacher of the Year says schools shouldn’t reopen until there is a “guarantee” that no teacher and no student will get […]

Commentary: Masks and turn signals have things in common

By Peter E. Carter I have spent the last month-and-a-half merely observing my neighbors wearing and not wearing masks, especially during the middle two weeks in July. A pattern emerged in my observations, but I shall reserve commentary thereon, lest we stir too many feathers. However, I decided to do a simultaneous observation of my […]

Commentary: Here’s where we are, four months into the pandemic

By Jo Schmeiser The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford has been open since the pandemic began (well, we were locked inside not allowing visitors during Phase 1). And in addition to keeping our members up-to-date with all things COVID-19-related, we have also been (and still are) reaching out to them to see how they’re […]

Commentary: Job-saving funds still available via PPP

By Steve Bulger With every phone call, videoconference and socially distant meeting I’ve attended across the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Region, it is clear to me — entrepreneurship is alive and well, despite what we’re all going through these days. This is in no small part due to the passion and drive of small […]