Two groups converge on Dover, Equal rights and pro0-gun folks (Scott Goss)

Legislators pushing gun control legislation did not discuss the proposed assault weapons ban while pro-gun demonstrators were present, and News Journal coverage gave greater prominence to another rally re an entirely different issue (Equal rights amendment to the DE constitution). Read More…

Why wont a blue state raise the minimum wage? (Matthew Albright)

To have their way on the minimum wage, Delaware Democrats (especially the younger people who flocked to Bernie Sanders) should show up at the polls. Read More…

Raise the minimum wage, but do it with caution (Matthew Albright)

Setting the DE minimum wage too high could "seriously hurt employment," and no one wants to learn the hard way that the government has overreached. Read More…

On gun control, compromise is good (editorial)

It was fine for the Senate to consider Republican concerns about the bump stock ban bill and adopt a couple of amendments to address them. Read More…

Bump stock ban sent back to House (Scott Goss)

Amendments of bump stock ban bill by the Senate was slammed by lead sponsor on grounds the General Assembly had "let down" the students who had demonstrated and testified the day before. Read More…

Legislature advances gun control measures (Scott Goss)

Four gun control bills appeared to be on a fast track to approval after a House gun control bill hearing on March 14. Read More…

Real problems require real solutions (John Nichols)

One witness at the gun control bills hearing raised basic questions about the legislation, but the NRA et al. were lying low. Read More…

3/14/18, Walkouts divide some schools in state, unite others

Four News Journal reporters fanned out across the state to observe some of the school walk-outs to draw attention to mass shootings, most recently the Parkland School shooting in Florida which resulted in 17 deaths. Read More…

Guns, school safety topics at town hall (Jerry Smith)

Five state legislators appeared at a town hall event at Caesar Rodney High School after the walkout to respond to student comments and questions. Read More…

School walkouts make us proud (editorial)

Editorial lauds student walkouts in reaction to the latest of a series of mass shootings in schools and elsewhere; the tone is in keeping with glowing news coverage of this activity around the state.. Read More…

Make your voice heard on guns (Matthew Albright)

Guns or no guns, that is the question, according to this column. Read More…
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