Letter to the Editor: School board elections are critical

This is a critical time for Delaware’s education system. Proceedings are expected to begin this summer in a Chancery Court lawsuit filed against the State by two civil rights groups claiming that Delaware’s school funding system generally provides more support for privileged children than for poor students. Childhood poverty has been increasing in Delaware, and […]

2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons’ right to vote

MANCHESTER, N.H. — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push for […]

Letter to the Editor: Seaford City Council candidate needs real vision

This month may have started with April Fool’s Day but the upcoming April 20 Seaford City Council election is no joke. For years the vision of Seaford city government has relied on some ideas/practices of questionable effectiveness. Parts of its vision include “If We Build It, They Will Come,” re-branding (i.e. “The Perfect Place to […]

Speak Out: Early voting

The Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday passed legislation that will, once Gov. John Carney signs it, make Delaware the 40th state with early voting. The bill will allow residents to vote in person for a period of at least 10 days leading up to an election, including the weekend immediately before. The Department of Elections is […]

Letter to the Editor: Dover campaign signs misleading

As I drive around the 2nd District, I noticed the campaign signs for Ralph Taylor who is running for the 2nd District open council seat. To me they are very deceiving because they show the city seal and colors, giving the impression that he is already associated with the city in my opinion. Although at […]

Speak Out: National Popular Vote

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by the Rev. Jack Beck headlined “Rigging the election through National Popular Vote Compact” • If you are confused about how well the NPV works just look at what’s happening in Venezuela. — David A Gibson • What’s happening in Venezuela has nothing to do with the right of […]

Commentary: Rigging the election through National Popular Vote Compact

Article I Section 10, Powers Denied to the States: Paragraph 3 “No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war, in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, Or engage in war, unless actually invaded, […]

Speak Out: Voting in Delaware

Readers reacted to a Sunday commentary by Rep. Gerald Hocker headlined “No reason to change Delaware’s voting system.” • Lord help me, I actually agree with a politician. Leave our voting system alone please. What is wrong with showing a Delaware state-issued ID when you go to vote? — Timmy Harmon • I am not […]

Several 2020 Democrats report big first quarter cash hauls

WASHINGTON — Several Democratic presidential candidates have released fundraising totals for the first quarter of 2019, offering an early measure of how they’re faring on the campaign circuit. Full details won’t be available until campaigns file detailed disclosures with the Federal Election Commission ahead of the April 15 deadline. Here are some developments so far: […]

Biden faces new scrutiny from Dems over behavior with women

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his […]