Newsletters

Newsletter 91 - Fall 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Mid-term election campaigns don’t typically shed much light on policy issues, but perhaps things will work differently this year. In the spirit of promoting rational debate, we present a series of policy issues – deficits & debt, taxes, healthcare, renewable energy, and immigration – noting conflicting views and offering SAFE's perspective. Read More...

Newsletter 90 - Summer 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: (1) SAFE applauds decision to cancel most of the Senate’s 4-week recess in August. (2) We submitted feedback and suggestions to the members of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (plus several letters to decision-makers on other subjects). (3) Retired Major William Farley spoke to the RMLC on outreach to veterans in Delaware. (4) Speaking to the same group, GOP State Chair Michael Harrington offered reflections on the Delaware political scene, past and current. (5) Suzie Dickson reviews a book that attempted to interpret an 18th Century work by Adam Smith but fell short of the original. Read More...

Newsletter 89 - Spring 2018

“See something, say something” covers SAFE’s individualized letters to some key players (5 Republicans, 3 Democrats) in the Feb/March budget negotiations. Other stories: (A) “Misguided renewable energy plan”; (B) “Costly fuel cells”; and (C) “In his own words” (a review of Scalia Speaks).


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Newletter 88 - Winter 2017

The new administration didn’t solve all of this country’s problems in 2017, but the economic rebound (Year in review) seems encouraging. We are also hopeful for favorable outcomes in the other stories: Bundy ranch case, and Mueller probe illustrate the need for law enforcement personnel to respect the law, just like everyone else. Opportunity knocks suggests two groups that are both trying to organize a Convention of States should join forces and work together. DE offshore wind study reports on a dubious idea for government action that seems headed for rejection.

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Newsletter 87 - Fall 2017

National political leaders have let the fiscal problem grow, with potentially disastrous consequences. Similar failings are evident at lower levels (locally, two cost cutting suggestions in 2009 are only now being considered). Action ideas for SAFE: (1) Keep upgrading our website; there are signs that some people in DC may be tracking it. (2) Support a Convention of States to propose amendments to the US Constitution; there have been two recent COS events in Delaware. (3) Keep opposing misguided ideas, such as a proposal for the University of Delaware to “go green.” (4) Seek younger members, who realistically have more at stake than seniors like us.
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