September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
The beginning of a new term means classes, homework, friends, and parties. With such hectic lives, students often do not pay attention to one thing that could seriously injure or kill them: The …
Here is the Question of the Day: It’s the time of year when on-campus college students are moving into their rooms. What items do you consider to be dorm room …
Sometimes I write to inform and convince and sometimes I write to create a record. As this issue appears to be baked into our society, I do not see that what I write will change many, if any, minds. …
Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond obvious to say that these have …
By David Brandolph Building an adequate retirement nest egg is challenging enough. Imagine leaving your job and later being unable to find the pension owed to you or the retirement savings plan …
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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.-2) are calling on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee …
In summer 1964, I started surfing on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. At that time, we had to park in the grassy median between the highways and walk across and down the embankment to get to …
Delawareans are blessed with not one but two nearby bays that are homes for delicious blue crabs: the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Delaware Bay to the east. While we need not get into a debate …
They say the world around us is returning to normal, but really, what is “normal” anymore? Words like “Zooming” and “social distancing” are now a regular part of …
Most of us can remember the first time we experienced a live performance. Maybe it was the beat of the bass drums as we stood hip-high to our parents along the parade route, the brass almost …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
Different parts of America are bearing witness to varying changes in the climate. For example, the mid-Atlantic region, as known all too well for those living on the Delmarva Peninsula, is subject to …
It’s Sunshine Week (March 14-20), the national celebration of open records and transparency. We have also just passed the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many of us were …
“To restore the soul and to secure the future of America requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: unity.” When President Joe Biden spoke these words in his inaugural address, I hoped he understood that unity would require ...   When President Joe Biden …
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.”   That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to …
Hospice says ‘Be an Angel’ campaign had great resultsI would like to bring to your attention an extraordinary effort by our Lower Shore community. In a year like no other, donors came out …
Today, the Republican Party stands at a precipice.   From 2016-20, voters stripped Republicans of their majority in the House, their majority in the Senate and their control of the White …
Here is the Question of the Day: The Delaware legislature returns today, still in virtual format. Among the issues likely to be addressed over the next four weeks are minimum wage and legalizing …
One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about their actions. One of the ways they do this is through …
Should any municipality be allowed to prevent an endeavor from doing business in a city simply because some of its elected officials don’t like the product they sell? The answer to that …
America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures ...
Everyone would like to see a vibrant, thriving business, preferentially a manufacturing business employing many local citizens at the Carvel Hall site. How best to accomplish this? The City …