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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The political landscape remains uncertain

The political landscape has been thoroughly scrambled over the past six months, and there’s plenty of time left for further surprises. Read More...

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...

A proper response to nationwide protests that often morph into violence

Nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death pose a difficult challenge: show empathy for the victim and prevent violence from erupting at the same time. Read More...

Dueling theories: Russian collusion vs. silent coup

Kudos to the attorney general for the efforts that are underway to get the Department of Justice/FBI back on track; let’s hope this project can be wrapped up by November. Read More...

A cautionary tale about investigations

Once the authorities have investigated a situation and reached conclusions, they will not readily revisit the matter even if there are strong arguments for doing so. Read More...

House Democrats offer a "mess of pottage"

If last week’s activity was any sign of what the House of Representatives is likely to accomplish in DC, they might as well go back into recess for a while. 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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Crucial matters are hanging in the balance

A partial economic shutdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic was quickly accomplished; getting back to normal and settling accounts with China may take a lot longer. Read More...

Let's assess Delaware's "renewable energy" program

Skeptical of a proposed expansion of Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, SAFE has suggested the need for a thorough review and offered to participate. Read More...

The partisan divide keeps getting deeper

Perceptions re handling of the coronavirus pandemic may determine the outcome of the 2020 elections, and both sides are preparing accordingly. Read More...

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...

The economy: An abrupt plunge

Measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic are doing serious harm to the US economy; the harm can’t be avoided by doling out more government spending and loans. Read More...

Big bucks for the coronavirus crisis

Congress passed a massive economic relief package at warp speed, but the details were ugly and our national government continues to need an overhaul. Read More...

More on the coronavirus pandemic

It's hard to say whether the response to the coronavirus crisis will prove to be a brilliant success or the president's undoing, but it's not likely to fall somewhere in the middle. Read More...

A new challenge to the healthcare system

Efforts to minimize the coronavirus pandemic will save lives, but slow the economy, justify dubious government stimulus measures, and distract from longer-term policy issues.




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Fixing the US political system - Part Two

Last week's ideas would help, but further steps are needed. With two more constitutional amendments and some congressional rule changes, the budget could be balanced in five years. Read More...

Fixing the US political system - Part One

The US political system is out of kilter. Has the time come for congressional term limits, changes in the scheduling of elections, a different approach to campaign finance laws, and abolition of the filibuster? Read More...

Michael Bloomberg's debut in Democratic primary debates

There was plenty of interest in the new candidate on stage at the Las Vegas Democratic primary debate, but he didn’t fare very well. Read More...

Initial reactions to the president's budget

One might think Americans would be alarmed by the deficits & debt projected in the president's latest budget, but most of the criticism has been about the proposed spending cuts. 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...

Many crises, one solution (government action)

“Better safe than sorry,” say global warming alarmists, but their thinking is simplistic and a number of questions need to be considered. Let’s have the debate! Read More...

Put paid to impeachment and let the voters decide

The Senate impeachment trial appears headed for an acquittal; our political leaders should get back to preparing for the political campaigns that will be decided in November. 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...

Once again, Congress delivered subpar results

Our expectations were low for the year-end legislative activity in DC, but Congress managed to undershoot them. One win – multiple losses! Read More...
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