Speak Out: Poll says Biden, Carney to coast to victory here

Joe Biden, along with a slate of Democrats running for statewide offices in Delaware, hold commanding leads ahead of Nov. 3’s election. A poll conducted released Monday by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has 54% of likely voters in the First State backing former Vice President Biden, the Democratic nominee and longtime […]

Speak Out: Carney extends COVID state of emergency 30 days

Gov. John Carney on Friday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19. • How convenient he extended it another month which will end around election day. – Nathan Walston • Do you want to be like Trump?? COVID-19 can strike at any time, anyone, anywhere! – Douglas Mastin […]

Speak Out: Debate commission says it will make changes to format

The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. The commission said Wednesday the debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more […]

Speak Out: Witzke defends social media post

Following a torrent of negative reactions — from Democrats and Republicans — to comments that U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke made on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on social media Friday, the Republican candidate stood behind her assertions Sunday. · Her on-again/off-again campaign manager, Michael Sisco, and Witzke also gushed about […]

Speak Out: Homeschools on the rise in Delaware

Hundreds of homeschools have cropped up this year, with more than 1,000 students statewide enrolling in them. As of early September, there are 751 new nonpublic schools in Delaware. Nonpublic schools include private schools, homeschools and multifamily homeschools. Of those 751, only four are private schools. A majority — 723 — are new homeschools, with […]

Speak Out: Cape student tests positive for COVID-19

A Cape Henlopen High School student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is to quarantine for two weeks, officials said in an email to families Tuesday. • One student? This is news? — Mary Crossan Criscuolo • It is for those of us who actually have children in school and family members that could die […]

Speak Out: Feds threaten funds to U.S. cities

The Justice Department identified New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that he said permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.” It comes as President Trump has cast American cities run by Democratic […]

Speak Out: Trump plans to make court pick

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election. • The real question is, why are members of the GOP going back on their own word for the […]

Speak Out: Fright Night canceled

Next month’s scheduled Fright Night in Brecknock Park has been canceled. • Of course it is. All 2020 events are canceled. — Jessica M. Willey • Except the state fair. — Julia Walker Stevens • Nobody is allowed to have any enjoyment in life. Vote red and the plandemic ends. — Mark Schmalhofer • Vote […]

Speak Out: US layoffs remain elevated as job market’s gains weaken

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs remain stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. The latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday coincide with other recent evidence that the job market’s improvement may […]