Commentary: Messages are getting lost through delivery

If you cover the finest filet mignon with vomit, most people won’t eat it. But I think that is what is happening with our political discourse. Great ideas, opinions and thoughts that could move us toward solutions to difficult and complex problems are covered by sarcasm, vulgarity, name calling and anger. When we communicate within […]

New Castle GOP chairman to resign over Facebook posts

DOVER — Two local Republican Party officials are under fire for offensive comments made on social media recently, with at least one planning to resign as a result. As reported by a left-leaning Delaware political blog earlier this week, New Castle County Republican Party Chairman Chris Rowe used a word derogatory to gay people, while […]

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

WASHINGTON — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years ago this Thursday, a Republican-led House approved two impeachment articles against Democrat Clinton. While that battle was bitterly partisan, it was blurrier […]

White House says it won’t participate in impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON — The White House declared Sunday it would not participate in the first impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee as Democrats prepared to approve their report Tuesday making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office. The Democratic majority on the House Intelligence Committee says its report will speak for itself in […]

Trump emissary ties president closer to Ukraine pressure

WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” a […]

Lawyer: Whistleblower willing to take written GOP questions

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans. The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, would allow Republicans to ask questions of the […]

Cummings remembered as ‘great leader,’ advocate for poor

BALTIMORE — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America — but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for Baltimore, where he was revered as his hometown’s champion. The Democratic congressman lived at the doorstep of some of the city’s worst rioting, including violent 2015 protests following […]

Commentary: Can’t we all agree to disagree?

With the oncoming presidential election becoming heated in a few months, I think it may be a good time to call a ‘time out.’ It’s OK to disagree, but not go to war over issues of disagreement. With political comments on Facebook getting closer to the election we need to think before we react to […]

Letter to the Editor: Democrats are hurting national security

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I keep hearing Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff talk about how President Trump is hurting our national security. Trying to get our president out of office since before he was sworn in and never stopping. The Deep State Dems have been trying since Trump announced his intention to run for president. This is definitely a […]

Speak Out: Hunter Biden stepping down from Chinese firm

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Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father […]