Sen. Carper says he’s making sure we keep getting Social Security. But my question is how come all these years he hasn’t stop taking money that was supposed to go to Social Security and spending it elsewhere? President Johnson did this and over the years Congress still takes it and it keeps increasing up to […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Sunday deer hunting

A Sunday story reported that last month, permission to hunt deer on Sunday in the state was officially signed into law. The policy change constitutes a significant increase over one made in 2016 that opened five specific Sundays for hunting during the season. • So let’s kill more deer because the farmers are whining again. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our gravy train left the station many years ago

Regarding Mr. Roof’s Aug. 7, 2018 article titled, Social Security not there for those who contribute to it,” the Social Security Administrations 2018 fact sheet illustrated that 63 million Americans will receive approximately $1 trillion in Social Security benefits. Nine out of 10 workers over 65 receive these benefits that represents about 33 percent of […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Checks and balances

In 1993 Gov. Carper had eight straight sessions with 10 percent increases of his budget. He ignored how bad off our “fresh water supply” was and failed to act, setting the stage for now only having just 10 percent and 90 percent polluted with nitrates and chemicals. Flush with a healthy budget, Gov. Carper ignored […]


Our president has stirred the inner sanctum of government. Never before have I seen a president take on all comers, foreign and our own, with such fervor. The Democrats had eight years under Obama to bring about positive changes to our social and political horizons, and they failed miserably. They had total control of policy […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democratic Socialism dangerous to our way of life

As we move closer to the November mid-term elections and the Democrats, including Carper, back more and more social Democrats, we need to take an honest look at what the Democratic Party is really trying to sell the American public. When one researches the terms “socialism” and “democratic socialism,” aside from the long-winded language used […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dover does have that much to offer

Ryan Yoder’s letter published in the Aug 1 Delaware State News, “Dover has that much to offer?” is in contrast to the letter printed from Col. Tyler Schaff,  commander of the 436th Mission Support Group, Dover Air Force Base, on the same day. (“Commander’s first impressions of Dover”) Mr. Yoder misses the point that individuals […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Call Trump’s bluff

In reference to “Short Memory on the Wall” by Paul Donnelly (Letter to the Editor, Aug. 5). Dear Sir, obviously you get your news from sound bytes. Trump regularly said everything is up for negotiations and Mexico will pay for it one way or another. Please Democratic congressional members, dare to do your job! Trump […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stupid is as stupid does

I am so happy to have Trump as our president, but some days I really wonder about that guy. Like the other day when he tweeted about how stupid Don Lemon and LeBron James were. LBJ is a beloved American NBA hero, who does a lot of good stuff for our kids and who is […]

Delaware making progress on cancer-fighting policies

Delaware has mixed grades when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” Delaware measured up to policy recommendations in five of […]