What’s the matter with Trump today?

Just a little play on words by paraphrasing the old fun song “What’s the matter with kids today?” that was the first observation I thought of when I listened and viewed the five prior presidents lamenting the actions on the current governmental process and guidance from the Oval Office though not formally naming our current […]

Letter to the Editor: Prevention is the main issue in mass shootings

In my work on criminal justice reform, I have noticed that in America we tend to politicize important issues too much, and this gets in the way of constructive change. What do I mean? The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, the worst in our history, gives us one example of what I mean. Does […]

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana ‘a gateway drug’ not supported by evidence

With legislation pending to legalize marijuana in Delaware, some of the comments from opponents show how badly we have misinformed our citizens during the 40-year-long “war on drugs”! Perhaps the most telling sign of this is the comment that marijuana is “a gateway drug”… suggesting that legalization will lead pot smokers to meth, crack cocaine, […]

Commentary: Presidential health matter of national security

When a United States citizen files to become a candidate for federal office and the Office of the President, that person is required to submit two documents for consideration: personal income and periodic disclosures of campaign finances. Any requirement for details of the candidate’s health are not in play because this is considered an invasion […]

Letter to the Editor: Tax bill sticker shock in Milford

On Aug. 11, 2016, a neighbor emailed me about our upcoming Sussex County tax bill — “Wait until you see your bill; you’re going to crap!” Sure enough, I looked online, and our Milford school tax went up an additional $519 this year. I called the Sussex County Tax Department and was told it is […]

The flip side of the ’50s

This is in response to Harold W. Hurst’s [letter] “The 1950s in America were a better time,” Aug. 17, 2016. Although Mr. Hurst and I do agree that Hillary Clinton is by far the logical and best candidate for president, the 1950s were not the peaches and roses decade for everyone! It’s really funny how […]