Commentary: During these times, bless the bridge-builders

Counting down to inaguration By Eddy Seger It’s been a while since we left the darkness of this past fall. The 200-day Facebook countdown to Election Day I posted unfortunately came with a pandemic of epic proportions, partisan rancor, meanness, recriminations, falsehoods, division, talk of enemies, demonization and despair.  The promise of the ‘light at […]

Commentary: Biden team faces both challenges and opportunities

By Dr. Samuel B. Hoff The inauguration of President Joe Biden is scheduled for noon today. This article compares the political landscape facing the Biden White House with previous administrations since 1960 and offers advice for achieving success in the initial months of this presidency. Biden’s team takes office with the Democrats in control of […]

Commentary: Advancing King’s ‘Beloved Community’

By the Rev. Dr. John G. Moore Sr. Today, the world will commemorate the 92nd birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man who had a dream of a unified nation, where all men would be treated with respect and dignity. At the core of his dream was the […]

Commentary: This year, let’s lead by example and not litter

By Renate Purdy I live between White Oak and Long Point roads and really enjoy my daily walks “right outside our front door,” within the natural preserve and bird and wildlife sanctuary between Long Point Road and Del. 9. I would enjoy the scenery even more if it wasn’t for empty beer cans and liquor […]

Commentary: ‘Kinder and gentler’ not yet achieved

By Peter E. Carter Wednesday, Jan. 6, may not be a day that shall live in infamy but certainly will be a day that shall live in melancholy. As television allows us to relive those moments and hours of the siege on our nation’s Capitol building, we must reflect upon what within us as human […]

Commentary: Become more aware of human trafficking, its signs and costs

By Cara Coyne Sawyer January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As chair of the Delaware Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council (HTICC), I would like to discuss with you what human trafficking is, what it looks like and what you can do to help individuals who are being trafficked or are at risk of being […]

Commentary: Current state of nation parallel to Lincoln’s ‘house divided’

By Kathy Jennings “We must settle this question now, whether in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government whenever they choose. If we fail it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1861 When he was sworn in, Abraham Lincoln […]

Commentary: Reject conspiracy theories by reforming election laws

By Mike Brickner On Jan. 6, the nation watched in horror as insurrectionists besieged the Capitol in Washington, D.C., with the goal of disrupting the certification of the presidential election — a hallmark of our time-honored peaceful transition of power. In the weeks and months that lie ahead, there will be many important investigations into […]

Commentary: Flowers are red: Use creativity as we find new ways to deal with COVID-19

By Col. Tracy Allen I have a 45-revolutions-per-minute vinyl record of “Flowers are Red” by Harry Chapin that hangs in a frame above my desk. In an office otherwise filled with mementos that span many of my previous assignments, it is the most significant thing. During childhood, my father would often play and sing this […]

Commentary: Delaware should update how it funds child care

By Kelsey Mensch Affordable child care is an evergreen issue that predates COVID-19. But as Rodel wrote in September, the pandemic has forced many child care centers to severely limit their enrollment or close their doors entirely. Delaware’s child care centers have relied on federal CARES funding to support centers and families through “enhanced” reimbursements, […]