A new slant on the Constitution (News Journal)

The point here seems to be to slam President Trump, not reflect on the Constitution. Read More…

AG's priorities should focus on Delaware (Vernon Proctor)

This letter makes far more sense than reports attempting to justify DE suit against the oil industry for causing global warming. Read More…

We must protect Delaware from damage by fossil fuel industry (Kathleen Jennings & Shawn Garvin)

Delaware officials lambaste oil companies for allegedly misleading the public about the catastrophic effects of using fossil fuels to power our economy and motor vehicles. Read More…

Del. sues oil companies over climate change (Brandon Holveck)

This suit is hard to justify on the merits, is the idea to cow the oil companies into agreeing to settle? Read More…

Cape School District sued over hybrid learning model (Natalia Alamdari)

When it comes to getting the students back into school during a pandemic, it seems well nigh impossible to please everyone. One more example of the value of school choice, so parents can have some say in how their children will be educated without taking the disputes to court. Read More…

Biden slams Trump on economy (Isabel Hughes)

The thrust of Biden's latest campaign event was negative. What is the message that he's trying to offer? Read More…

Trump supporters . . . protest Joe Biden at DNC in Delaware (Esteban Parra et al.)

Report of Republican protests at the DNC were eclipsed by pages of effusive positive coverage. Read More…

Election official: Mail ballot "as early as you can" (Sarah Gamard)

DE officials urge submission of mail-in ballots as early as possible; reasons given seem overstated. Read More…

Delaware GOP challenges universal vote-by-mail (Randall Chase)

DE Republicans file suit against new mail-in voting law in Delaware alleging it conflicts with provisions of the DE constitution. Read More…

Barr defends federal deployment in Portalnd (USA Today)

Attorney General William Barr was shamefully mistreated by House Democrats when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
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Biden chooses Wilmington center for stump speech (Karl Baker)

Joe Biden holds another public event, this time on racial justice, primarily for the benefit of the media. Read More…

Draft reasonable stimulus plan (USA Today)

Let Congress do the only thing that it can agree on, spending more and more of the taxpayers' money for programs that haven't been shown to be worthwhile. The president's only role is to sign the bill. Read More…

Republicans line up to challenge Carney (Sarah Gamard)

According to this story, Colin Bonini will sweep the GOP primary for governor based on name recognition. Read More…

Joe Biden rolls out climate change plan (Sarah Gamard)

Sounds like Biden has gotten out of the basement, but his campaign still seems to be localized in the DE/PA area. Read More…

Virus drug hunt slowed by "desperation science" (Marilynn Marchione)

The point of this story seems to be leave it to the experts, but if they disagree or are motivated by political or economic considerations, who holds them accountable? Read More…

Government must serve and protect the public (Richard Gebelein & Robert Marshall)

Two former public servants express concerns about the current workings of the Delaware state government. They advocate vigorous debate of policy issues with an opportunity for meaningful public input before the decisions get made. Read More…

New Deal II ad (descendants)

Amazing that descendants of five New Deal officials would still be hankering for policies of the 1930s plus some new goodies that no one had thought of back then. Read More…

CleanEnergy4DE ad

Sometimes it seems like supporting rational energy policies is an uphill battle. Read More…

Negative take on Trump (USA Today)

Why mention the impeachment without explaining how it ended? Read More…

Defund the GOP, and join Romney to try to save it (USA Today editorial)

This analysis slams the current president's leadership based on a relentlessly one-sided view of the past four years, and leaves out a crucial question - what's the alternative? Read More…

Placing the blame for violent protests (SAFE)

Judging from the coverage in the News Journal, the fires, looting and violence that have taken place nationwide in demonstrations triggered by the death of George Floyd are comparatively inconsequential - and the president is making too much of the situation. Read More…

Flynn case to be test of independent judiciary (Barbara McQuade)

Judge Sullivan's decision to review the Department of Justice motion to dismiss the Flynn case suggests bias versus independence. Read More…

Dial back the nanny state (Douglas Cox)

Judging from this letter, acceptance of a coronavirus lockdown in Delaware (as in other places) is eroding - and it's about time! Read More…

Judge: Property tax system is unfair (Xerxes Wilson & Jeanne Kuang)

School funding case moves forward; ruling will require property tax reassessment in all three counties of Delaware. Read More…

GOP needs to rise above Trump in pandemic (Chris Coons & William Kristol)

The writers reject Republican approach for navigating the coronavirus crisis, but offer no relevant alternatives. Read More…

Del. postpones presidential primary again (Sarah Gamard)

Coronavirus pandemic provides rationale for voting by mail, etc. Read More…

Lawmakers want more solar farms in Delaware (Sarah Gamard)

Coronavirus or not, Delaware legislators have been working on a proposed expansion of the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Read More…

On Earth Day's 50th anniversary, lend a hand (Shawn Garvin)

DNREC secretary offers "to do" list for Delawareans who wish to flight global warming or otherwise contribute to a greener Earth. Read More…

Delaware shouldn't welcome return to "normal" healthcare (Jessica Scarane)

Here's an overstated pitch for a universal (aka "single payer") healthcare system. Read More…

Great leadership breeds great quotes (Ted Kaufman)

Selection of presidential quotes is slanted to recent US presidents, but excludes the current office holder. Read More…

US Senate needs to get back to work and take its essential place (Ted Kaufman)

Kaufman column reiterates an open letter of 70 former senators (including him) to current members of the Senate. Read More…

4 Coronavirus cases in Del., UD campus empties out (Brandon Holveck et al.)

University of Delaware follows lead of other colleges in reaction to spread of coronavirus. Read More…

Survey: Most in Delaware believe in climate change (Dover Post staff reports)

DNREC game plan for proposing expansion of the RPS is revealed. Read More…

Judge rejects challenge by environmental agency to Del. utility regulators (Randall Chase)

DNREC is hoist on their own "lack of standing" petard. Read More…

Maryland offshore wind hearings are no silver bullet (Matthew Prensky, News Journal story)

MD's Public Service Commission reacted to widespread public concerns in the Ocean City, MD area. Read More…

Why has the GOP stopped its complaints about the deficit? (Ted Kaufman, News Journal)

We have differed with many columns of the former US senator from Delaware, but this one makes an arguable case. Read More…

Bloom's latest blemishes: Delaware job cuts and multimillion dollar "accounting error" (Karl Baker)

Bloom Energy encounters fresh head winds, but management asserts that all is well. Read More…

Proposed Clean Economy Act (Maddy Lauria)

Sen. Tom Carper and other Senate Democrats are supporting a bill that would require a sustained effort to reduce carbon emissions to a "net zero" position by 2050. Read More…

Look at all the agendas surrounding impeachment votes (Lawrence Giordano)

SAFE commented on the Sen Tom Carper/ Chris Coons columns on Feb. 7; here's another good letter on the subject. Read More…

After election, we're going to need to work together (Ted Kaufman)

Another Kaufman column seems designed to favor Joe Biden, ostensibly a "moderate candidate," without expressly saying so. Read More…

How to have a talk about climate change (Karin Kirk)

Civility is a good thing in politically charged debates, but if supporters of the manmade global warming theory want to learn from the opposition they should do more than listening to refute. Read More…

Carper: Trump is afraid of losing to Biden (Meredith Newman)

Sen. Carper is in full support of the impeachment proceedings and expressed no reservations about the details at his press conference. Read More…

Offshore wind farms worry area fisherman (Matthew Prensky}

Pacifying the fishing industry will take time for offshore wind developers, but doesn't sound like a game changer. Read More…

Coast has choice other than wind farms, fossil fuels (Suzanne Thurman)

There are many environmental concerns about offshore wind power, it's not just the bird deaths. Read More…

Australia fires offer searing warning about climate change (USA Today editorial)

Although Australian fires may be logically related to global warming, they do not prove that this trend is either caused by human activity or irreversible. Read More…

DE House Democratis agenda (Schwartzkopf, Longhurst & Mitchell)

Democrats in the General Assembly appear to be setting the pace, but none of the truly controversial issues in play are discussed, e.g., gun controls, educational funding, marijuana legalization, or expansion of the Renewable Portfolio Standard. Read More…

DE House Republicans agenda (Short & Dukes)

Goals of House Republicans in the DE General Assembly appear to be primarily procedural vs substantive. Read More…

Regulators halt attempt to hit solar customers with big fees (Randall Chase)

PSC decision is reported as a "win" for the individual ratepayer using solar panels, but treating dispatchable power and intermittent power as equal is illogical and produces an inappropriate result. Change the tariff if it isn't worded correctly. Read More…
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