Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser credibility

WASHINGTON — Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement. Trump’s change in tone — and apparent shift in tactics — came as Christine […]

COMMENTARY: Two cheers for Trump’s declassification order

On Sept. 17, President Donald Trump partially declassified a government surveillance application targeting former campaign consultant Carter Page and directed the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly release text messages relating to the “Russiagate” probe between former FBI Director James Comey and other DOJ/FBI personnel. Whether or not this is a smart move on Trump’s […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Trump at issue

Readers reacted to a recent letter by Mike Apgar headlined “For Trump administration, it’s jail to the chief” • Obama should be in prison, as should Hilary (and probably Bill) Clinton. There is no basis for Trump to be in prison. — Karen Ward • I would say that the last POTUS was the real […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: For Trump presidency, it’s time for jail to the chief

It will take some time, but Donald Trump’s presidency will end in disgrace. Trump, combining the characteristics of Mussolini and a mafioso don has been a disgrace to America. His presidency has been on of unrivaled mendacity and egotism. No president in my memory has so complained about his predecessors, attacked our intelligence and justice […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Flag etiquette

This is your public forum.We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. The White House received criticism Monday for returning the flag above the building to full-staff after lowering it Saturday night. Protocol for the death of a serving member of Congress calls for the […]

Flag controversy at White House over McCain death

DOVER — Delaware flags will remain at half-staff until Sept. 2 to honor U.S. Sen. John McCain, Gov. John Carney announced Monday. The White House received criticism Monday for returning the flag above the building to full-staff after lowering it Saturday night. Protocol for the death of a serving member of Congress calls for the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Socialism is a lost cause

In reference to Carol Hotte’s Letter to the Editor in the Delaware State News on Aug. 17 (“Of Socialists and America’s social programs”), I disagree. It’s not the first time Ms. Hotte and I have crossed swords and, frankly, we should just agree to disagree. She would not agree with me and I do not […]

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 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump not even close

Mr. McHugh, I read your letter about our current POTUS [“Give Trump time,” DSN July 28]. I have to disagree with you on this subject, he is no where near the caliber of Teddy Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan. Even the presidential historians have said the only thing that marred the Regan administration was trickle down […]