Will school district consolidation task force make the grade? (Whipple)

To achieve constructive results, the school district consolidation task force will need to think outside the box. There is far more at stake than just the potential cost savings. Read More...

Is Delaware Public Service Commission really serving the public? (John Nichols)

Delaware Public Service Commission regulations would not satisfy the legislative intent of the REPSA cost cap based on a common sense reading of the statute. It's time for the PSC to remember whose interests they are supposed to be serving. Read More...

Skeptical of healthcare strategy (Whipple)

Carney administration's plan to slow the unsustainable growth of DE healthcare costs sounds "too good to be true." Read More...

Washington won't reform itself (Whipple)

COS talk for the Conservative Caucus went well, but getting 34 states on board will require convincing the state legislatures of some purple or even blue states to support the effort. Read More...

Focus on preparing for storms (Greer)

Concerns about global warming and sea level rise should be assessed realistically. Read More...

Schools shoujd run like businesses (Thomen)

School principals should be given real responsibility and then held accountable for the results, but it will be hard to get there so long as school boards are primarily composed of directors with a vested interest in preserving the status quo. Read More...

Rein in the bureaucracy (Whipple)

Perceptions that the federal government is "bloated" should be taken seriously, not dismissed based on airy generalizations and anecdotal evidence. Read More...

Advice for consolidation task force (Martin)

Delaware school district consolidation task force should consider the successful operation of much larger school districts in other states, e.g., Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools, which has one district for over 147,000 students. Read More...

District line bill (Whipple)

Proposed district line bill would be cumbersome and costly, the General Assembly should be able to find more pressing problems to work on. Read More...

Trump correct to demand loyalty (Thomen)

Controversy about the firing of FBI Director Comey should not be allowed to slow down the president's agenda. Read More...

Don't panic about AHCA (Whipple)

The American Healthcare Act is far from perfect, but the criticisms, e.g., House Republicans want to allow people with preexisting conditions to be denied coverage, are over the top. Read More...

Fallacy of Paris climate plan (Greer)

The Paris climate agreement is historic all right, historically bad, and the U.S. must exit. Read More...

Postmortem of special election (Whipple)

As the outcome showed, relying on voter turnout to beat the party in power isn't necessarily a winning strategy. To be competitive, DE GOP needs to offer a meaningful policy agenda. Read More...

Another amendment process (Martin)

Delaware General Assembly should support a Convention of the States to propose amendments to the US Constitution. Read More...

Sea level rise has not changed (Greer)

Ultimately, the perceived threats of global warming/ sea level rise must be evaluated based on the scientific evidence. Read More...

Make a decision on budget director (Whipple)

Senate Democrat tactics to delay confirmation of the president's nominees are pointless and irresponsible. Read More...

"Trump movement" explained (Whipple)

Tim Carney astutely analyzed the Trump movement in his speech at our 21st Annual Banquet, but like many pundits missed on the election outcome. Read More...
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