No hidden agenda in Equal Rights Amendment (Karen Peterson)

Former DE legislator bristles at suggestion that ERA amendment is "a solution looking for a problem." Read More…

Equal Rights Amendment has hidden agenda (Rich Collins)


Although the ERA proposal makes little sense, opposing it will be politically tricky; that's why supporters are pushing it so hard. Read More…

To stop budget woes, Delaware needs plan (editorial)

This budget proposal may be "bipartisan," but that doesn't prove it's a good idea. Let's see the details, please! Read More…

The real case for school redistricting (Matthew Albright)

There's more than money at stake in redrawing school district lines; the present status of public schools in Wilmington is a disgrace. Read More…

Lawsuit: Delaware schools leave kids in poverty behind (Jessica Bies)

DE advocates of increased school funding for high-needs students go to court demanding "more," never mind how it would be paid for Read More…

Universal healthcare is the bold solution we need (Ray Siegfried)

Granted that healthcare price transparency (such as DE's healthcare benchmarking initiative might provide) wouldn't do much to slow the rise of healthcare costs, the writer's further argument that the time has come for universal healthcare is weakly supported and unconvincing. Read More…

Soaring healthcare costs are holding Delaware back (DE Finance Secretary Rick Geisenberger)

Carney administration attempts to defend the healthcare benchmarking project, denying that it could serve as a basis to set price controls or create spending caps on private healthcare spending. Read More…

Report: Consolidating state school districts won't work (Jessica Bies)

There was never any serious intention to consolidate school districts; the purpose of this review was to create a record that the idea had been considered and found wanting. Read More…

State panel pitches budget limits (Scott Goss)

Delaware politicians envision a fiscal deal. Tax increases now would be coupled with procedural changes to smooth (but not prevent) the future growth of government spending. Read More…

Ideas abound for extra Del. revenue (Scott Goss)

Last year there was a big budget shortfall; this year the pendulum has swung the other way. Read More…

Carper shouldn't be senator for life

Senator Carper is being pressured to "move left." Read More…

Delaware ERA bill defeated in Senate (Scott Goss)

DE Senate Republicans block ERA amendment, apparently responding to grass roots opposition, but the outcome was a squeaker. Read More…

Does Delaware still want politicians who compromise?(Matthew Albright)

Some Democrats would like to elect candidates who would reflect their views in a more militant style, but that probably isn't a good idea for Delawareans.
The News Journal is evidently preparing to endorse Sen. Tom Carper for reelection in November.
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