Commentary: The high price of voting in Delaware

How we vote is now a national discussion. Long gone are the days of lever machines and hanging chads. Americans and Delawareans have gone through many phases including electronic voting. In 2016 the issue of cyber security made the need for new voting infrastructure immediate because states like Delaware were voting on hackable machines with […]

Letter to the Editor: Green New Deal a ‘socialist guilt trip’

The Democrat Party has come out of the closet. Nancy Pelosi may be Speaker of the House, but it’s increasingly obvious she’s not the speaker for the Democrats. We now see that President Trump has been right all along: the media is the greatest threat to our country. The media created this insult to humanity […]

Letter to the Editor: Blunt Rochester ‘marching in lock step’

Please allow me to add my voice to the writer of the letter wondering whether Rep. Blunt Rochester represents all the people or not. (“Blunt Rochester should represent all citizens”) It has been clear since prior to her election that she is a political hack of the worst sort, having risen through the ranks of […]

Commentary: Civility ascendant: Washington’s 110 rules of behavior

George Washington’s life was greatly influenced by a school homework exercise which began when he was just 13 years old. He was apparently assigned the task of copying a translation of a 16th Century Jesuit treatise titled “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” Washington not only copied the maxims, he lived […]

Letter to the Editor: The nightmare of Nancy

Who is the most powerful woman in Washington, DC? Just forget Fauxcahontas, Kamala, Kirsten, AOC and how soon we forget the once-sacred Hillary Rodham Clinton.. a woman from the past. You can bet the farm that it is Fancy Nancy Pelosi — the Lady of the House – e.g. House Majority Leader and Speaker of […]

Speak Out: Amazon rebuffs New York

Readers reacted to an Associated Press story headlined “Amazon decision a win for Democrats’ rising left wing” • You think that’s a win? They just lost a total of 25k jobs and billions in tax revenue for the state! Amazon also offered to build schools and to repair the subway system! — Dean Grabowski • […]

Commentary: Understanding Social Security survivors benefits

Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social Security taxes you pay go toward survivors benefits for workers and their families. The value of the […]

Letter to the Editor: What? Another tax?

The Democrats of the General Assembly didn’t take long to convert their 2018 election victories into another grab for the wallets of Delaware property owners. SB 50 is a current bill sponsored by 18 Democrats which would establish a statewide property tax to benefit one of their special interest friends [Delaware Tech] who has convinced […]

Letter to the Editor: Barking dogs

With all the problems in the world, this may seem minor but this state needs a law against barking dogs. I have been dealing with a neighbor that has several large dogs and when they are outside all they do is bark. The neighbor does nothing to stop them. I have called the police and […]

Speak Out: Caesar Rodney pay raise

By a 3-1 vote the Caesar Rodney School District Board of Education approved a modification to Superintendent Dr. Kevin R. Fitzgerald’s recent new contract that includes $5,000 pay raises each year from 2020 to 2023, and a pro-rated increase in 2019. Board member Scott Wilson was the lone dissenting vote Tuesday night at the special public meeting, […]