Test your knowldge

Here’s a quiz on the current state of play (economics, politics, and the courts) that you may find interesting, see whether you agree with our suggested answers. Read More...

More culture war than election campaign

The stakes in the November elections are very high; we must not allow the robust debate of campaign issues to be overshadowed by public health concerns and civil unrest.
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Election campaigns will be policy lite

The upcoming election campaigns will be hard fought, with a paucity of objective reporting and more emphasis on personalities than on policies. Read More...

Danger ahead, rudder right

The president's vision for reopening the country seems generally sensible. SAFE doesn't favor spending a lot more money, but the opposition's ideas aren't fiscally responsible either.

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Let's hear it for a balanced budget

The timing wasn't ideal, but SAFE went ahead with a letter to the president urging that he commit to balancing the budget if reelected and offering some thoughts on strategy. Read More...

Tumultuous times in national politics

This was a major event every day kind of week, either in DC or on the campaign trail. Sadly, some new lows were hit. Read More...

SAFE outreach to decision-makers

SAFE strives to assist the members of Congress in focusing on and passing constructive legislation; here’s a current example involving the DE members. Read More...

Deficits and debt: who's in charge here?

SAFE seeks to enlist Sen. Rand Paul as an ally who could help to build support for our suggestion that balancing the budget should be the top issue in the 2020 presidential race. Read More...

Seeking the best path forward

Herewith a state of play review of several topics: Impeachment inquiry - generational divide - fiscal problem - taxes - healthcare - climate realism - "renewable" energy - DE public schools. Read More...

Combatting the addiction to deficits and debt

Many people view fiscal responsibility as passé, but SAFE continues to support the quaint notion that government budgets should be habitually balanced. Read More...

Suggested goals for the "lame duck" session

SAFE to DC: Between now and 12/31, please focus on budget process reform, FY 2019 appropriation bills, approval of USMCA, and disclosure of how/why the Trump campaign investigation was started.
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Problem solving 101 (E-22)

What do the Kavanaugh confirmation battle and an unsuccessful petition to the Delaware PSC have in common? In both cases, the losing side needs to engage in some self-examination. Read More...

Kavanaugh is confirmed, but rancor lives on (E-29)

The Senate confirmation process was severely tested in reviewing the Kavanaugh nomination. If nothing else, something needs to be done about invasion of the premises by protestors. Read More...

Midterm issues: Renewable energy (E - 57)

Never mind climate science or how the electric power grid works, renewable energy policies are based primarily on political considerations.
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Political staws in the wind, nationally and locally

Partisan bickering and worse drives out thoughtful debate, promoting stalemate or poor policy choices. Our political leaders need to do much better, both in DC and Delaware.

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SAFE to DC: Please fix this problem

SAFE has been warning of deficits & debt since 1996, so far without avail. This week we sent individualized pitches to the president, six members of Congress, and the budget director.
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More shutdown drama, mediocre results

The more one examines last week's bipartisan, bicameral budget deal, which raised government spending levels across the board, the uglier it looks. Read More...

GOP won shutdown skirmish, but budget battle is far from over

To avoid being blamed for the next government shutdown, which is set for February 8, Republicans should consider taking a harder line. Read More...

The meandering path of healthcare legislation

Graham-Cassidy bill would lower federal profile in healthcare and give more authority to the states. Read More...

Glow of upbeat presidential address fades quickly

The government’s budget should be balanced every year, but our political leaders keep getting it wrong. Read More...

A big push to cut reglatory red tape

Rollback of counterproductive regulations is crucial and would justify changing Senate rules (if need be). Read More...

GovCare won't really be repealed, and that's fine

Fixing GovCare looks doable, but our political leaders need to act quickly versus vainly seeking perfection. Read More...

A bold conservative agenda may prove elusive

The GOP agenda this fall should be punchy, timely, and offer a clear contrast with Democratic policies. Read More...
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