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...

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...

Climate change is nothing new (Greer)

The climate is constantly changing, primarily due to natural causes. Human-produced CO2 emissions are a minor factor in the overall picture. Read More...

Brown exposes "fallacies" (Kenton)

Susan Stamper Brown's column was perfectly reasonable, it's the climate alarmists who are out of line. Read More...

Editorial on Trump is off base (Whipple)

Donald Trump was duly elected, as our next president, and the mainstream media that turned against him during the general election should be a bit more gracious in defeat. Read More...

Bloom deal disappoints (Greer)

Five years on, the manifest deficiencies of the Bloom Energy venture as a "job creation" scheme are beginning to be recognized. Read More...

President bypasses Senate on Paris treaty (Greer)

Paris climate agreement would subject US economy to needless restrictions while giving China a pass. Read More...

Talk about the issues (Whipple)

News Journal commentary about presidential race has been misdirected; this should be a debate about the future of America, not a "referendum on Trump." Read More...

Windpower killing bats (Inskip)

Environmentalists exhibit selective outrage re protecting wildlife. Read More...

Lying culture (Whipple)

Granted that children learn to lie at an early age, how will they learn to tell the truth? Read More...

Bloom Energy, enough is enough (Lafferty)

A Republican candidate for governor promises to make every effort to void the Bloom Energy deal, which has imposed a major, long-term burden on Delmarva Power ratepayers. Read More...

Hope isn't a strategy (Whipple)

The presidential campaign has been disappointing thus far, but there's still time to make things better. Read More...

Bald eagles & wind turbines (Inskip)


In addition to being high cost and unreliable, wind power kills wildlife.
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El Nino is the reason for warm weather (Greer)

Natural weather patterns should not be confused with global warming or cooling. Read More...

Trust issues: Scalia replacement (Thomen)

All judges are political, says Delaware Law School professor, so it's OK if they decide cases on that basis. Read More...

Scalia replacement: One step at a time (Whipple)

There is no need for Republicans to declare their intention to block a nomination that has yet to be made. Read More...

Climate policies need to change (Greer)

Worth repeating: Delaware support for "renewable energy" (including Bloom Energy fuel cells) impose an unjustifiable burden on the economy. Read More...

Delaware climate policies need to change (Greer)

Delaware support for "renewable energy" (including Bloom Energy fuel cells) impose an unjustifiable burden on the economy.
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Stem the flooding (Thomen)

Southbridge flooding exposure increased by building up land in the former Seventh Street flood plain between the Christiana and the Brandywine. Read More...

Clean energy, not so much (Inskip)

Not only is wind power expensive and unreliable, but it also results in uglier landscapes and degraded wildlife habitat. Read More...

Not all that hot (Whipple)

A government-led war on global warming is not likely to save consumers money.



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No oversight, no accountability (Wells)

FOIA request ignored by Auditors of Accounts until a letter was sent to Department of Justice and even then not really answered; no wonder Delaware came in 48th in a state survey of accountability and transparency.
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A dubious legacy (Thomen)

The administration's record over the past 7 years leaves much room for improvement; let's demand better from presidential candidates in 2016. Read More...

Can your candidate keep up in fast changing world? (Whipple)

Herewith some suggestions on how to evaluate presidential candidates, including their ideas about fiscal policy. Read More...

The missing piece in climate change (Kenton)

Suggestion to C-Span: Why not cover a real debate about the manmade global warming theory, not phony discussions like this one? Read More...

Tea party folks have a serious purpose (Whipple)

The tea party is not responsible for the campaign excesses of Donald Trump. Read More...

Still spending other people's money (Thomen)

Standardized entitlement programs run by a remote central government breed dependency, not prosperity. When will America relearn this truth?

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Claims on warming not reliable (Inskip)

Let's not act rashly based on the manmade global warming theory; the available information falls far short of supporting it. Read More...

Same-day registration will bring cheats (Martin)

"Same day" registration (SB 111) would offer little benefit in Delaware, where voting registration procedures are simple and convenient. It could, however, result in more voter fraud, longer lines at polling places, and more uninformed votes being cast.

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No more campaigns based on life stories (Whipple)

As shown by coverage of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the media tends to focus on political fluff vs. policy proposals. Read More...

Start real reform to end poverty (Thomen)

Current problems in Baltimore and elsewhere have been brewing for decades.
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Long-term can mean shirking duties (Whipple)

Short-term thinking can be bad, but the real problem is misguided thinking.
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More alarmist talk about carbon dangers (Inskip)

UD professor's claims about the dangers of carbon emissions are vague and lack credibility. Read More...

No more excuses for our schools (Thomen)

Political fixes won't suffice to remedy what's wrong with Delaware's public school system. Read More...

Climate science smear campaign (Greer)

Lacking evidence to support the manmade global warming theory, proponents are attacking scientists who question it.

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Constitutional convention premature (Whipple)

SAFE does not support an Article V convention right now, but a case could be made for abolishing the filibuster. Read More...

Senior says no to "tax and spend" (Kenton)

If seniors receive “tax breaks,” they should be means tested. Read More...

Government-run economies disastrous (Thomen)

For those who may have wondered about the slow recovery from the so-called Great Recession, here’s an explanation. Read More...

Robinson misreads reality (Whipple)

Re whether congressional Republicans will work with the president, the question should be seen as cutting both ways. Read More...

Has slide to Socialism stopped? (Thomen)

Let’s hope the mid-term election results marked the beginning of a shift away from the Socialist path this country has been on. Read More...

Torture or drone killing, which is worse? (Martin)

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on enhanced interrogations after 9/11 was one-sided and purely partisan. Read More...

Watch out for ugly congressional ideas (Whipple)

The “lame duck” Congress should do the necessary and disband instead of taking up issues it failed to act on all year. Read More...

Kaufman's climate claim is off base (Inskip)


A recent attack on global warming “deniers” was uninformed and naive. Read More...

Just say no to non-English ballots (Kenton)

We cannot think of a good reason why election ballots should be printed in languages other than English. Read More...

Depend on real science, not propaganda (Greer)

Sea level rise is occurring, but there is no evidence it is accelerating as the News Journal keeps reporting. Read More...

“We the People” not doing well at all (Whipple)

Some infer otherwise from its preamble, but the overarching purpose of the Constitution is not a big government agenda. Read More...

Demand tougher teacher standards (Thomen)

It’s time to demand tougher teacher standards. (Thomen, in a similar vein to his Aug. 10 column) Read More...

Global warming arguments fall short (Inskip)

Global warming arguments proliferate, but without a warming trend they don’t carry much weight Read More...

Why do we ignore the real impediments to school reform? (Thomen)

Common Core just the latest fad; real answer to educational reform continues to be ignored. Read More...
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