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Wilmington is America's most dangerous small city

If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. Randy Nelson When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors ...[read more]

April Fool's Day Joke or Cruel Reality?

Today is April Fools’ Day (origin somewhat vague, but going back as far as Roman times). Test your Delaware knowledge by determining whether each item below is an April Fools hoax or true:       1.     Delaware has the lowest SAT scores in the n...[read more]

Real Steps to Increase Jobs

            Delaware’s Goods Producing sector, like manufacturing and construction, declined 24% from pre-recession levels to 2012! The rest of the country was only down 2% and is on the way to full recovery. There are policy b...[read more]

Guest Column: The Four Arguments of Global Warming

Below is a column by Reid K. Beveridge which previously appeared in the News Journal:                A colleague said recently that “the debate about global warming is pretty much over.” Over for him, perhaps. Over for ...[read more]

Time to Fade Away

Dear Friends, Associates, and Donors:   As of the close of business today, Friday, August 2, 2013 my tenure with the Caesar Rodney Institute ends. After five and a half years of affiliation serving as a Founding Director, Chairman & CEO and most recently, as acting Executive Vice Presid...[read more]
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What is Effective National Government?

  What is Effective National Government?   By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   A major part of the mission that CRI has taken upon itself is dedicated to the measured improvement for individual liberty and personal fulfillment of each Delawarean. That can be largely accomplish...[read more]
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Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree

Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree   After an investigation by the Caesar Rodney Institute revealed the state’s public housing authorities prohibit gun ownership, the National Rifle Association says it will take legal action if the gun bans are not withdrawn.   By L...[read more]
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Do Not Take Lighlty the Perils of Peace

  Do Not Take Lightly the Perils of Peace   Is Peace beyond Humanity’s Reach   By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   Upon completing college, teaching a year, and waiting to be drafted, I volunteered for active duty with the USAF in 1961.  The country soon becam...[read more]
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Candidates, elected officials pledge to support Second Amendment

A bipartisan group of more than two-dozen lawmakers and challengers told a crowd of ardent Second Amendment supporters they will protect their right to keep and bear arms, at the 2010 Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association (DSSA) election year candidate forum and Second Amendment rally. 
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Why? To Shut the Door on Utopia

To Shut the Door on Utopia By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   Not long ago one of President Barack Obama’s senior White House aides professed her admiration for China’s most notorious Communist leader, Mao Tse-Tung. I, for one, do not consider that a small matter for anyone serving in...[read more]
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Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority

Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.     While teaching graduate level Economics in Delaware during the 90's, I used The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayekas a required secondary reading. Hayek was the 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics and a pro...[read more]
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The McDonald Case: Adhering to the Constitution

  The McDonald Case: Adhering to the Constitution   The high-profile Chicago case should be viewed through the prism of the original intent of the Constitution. The nearly 1,000 state lawmakers, 38 Attorneys General, numerous academics and overwhelming, bipartisan majority of members ...[read more]
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Lawmakers Sign onto Brief Supporting 2nd Amendment Rights

  Attorney General Beau Biden, Rep. Mike Castle, Senators Ted Kaufman and Tom Carper did not sign similar briefs By Lee Williams Nearly 1,000 lawmakers from all 50 states – including 21 Delawareans – have signed a “friend of the court” brief supporti...[read more]

Bailouts Likely to Result in Malaise

Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., eminent scholar emeritus in the Department of Economics at Auburn University and Mark Thornton, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn co-authored a paper on the bailouts long term impact.   Among their conclusions is that, "Bailouts also create...[read more]

The perfect storm...

The perfect storm of negative influences is heading our way. As 2008 came to a close, business owners were looking at 2009 with concern, if not outright fear. Today, concerns over the economy take center stage, particularly with manufacturers who have asset-heavy businesses with significant fixed...[read more]
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