Matthew Albright, USA TODAY

Matthew Albright


Wilmington, DE, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

A Ramadan fast taught me my American Christianity is too comfortable to sustain real faith

A comfortable and complacent church, like the Christian church in the United States, could use the awakening that self-imposed suffering provides. → Read More

Opinion: Let's turn the words of the Equal Rights Amendment into reality

A member of The News Journal's editorial board explains the board's take on a recently-passed Constitutional Amendment. → Read More

Where do I go to vote? Find your polling place in Delaware

Here are the times the polls open and close in Delaware, and where to find information about your polling place and ballot. → Read More

Elections are Tuesday. Here's how you can get informed.

A brief rundown of when, where and how to vote, along with resources to learn about who's running. → Read More

Liveblog: Live analysis of election results

Watch poll results come in with Engagement Editor Matthew Albright. → Read More

Should parents toss Cheerios? An expert weighs in on weed killer found in foods

When traces of weed killer was found in Cheerios and other foods, parents were concerned. An expert tells us what we should know about glyphosate. → Read More

Delaware's closed primary elections disenfranchise independent voters like me

In a state with a dominant party and closed primaries, unaffiliated voters don't get much say. → Read More

We should talk about race and gender in politics. Here's why.

It's possible to point out that women and people of color are badly under-represented in positions of power without saying "Don't vote for any white men." → Read More

Neighborhood's Italian food fight highlights Delaware's NIMBY pandemic

People have a right to try and protect their property values, but not at all costs. → Read More

Is this how a home of the brave would treat immigrants?

America's greatest moral failures came when it was afraid. And politicians are exploiting fear of immigrants. → Read More

Albright: Stop stalling on assault weapons ban in Delaware Legislature

Democratic leaders made gun control an issue, so failing to even vote would be an insult to energized voters. → Read More

Shooting an 'assault weapon' helped me understand the gun debate

Opponents of assault weapons ban are winning because they have more concrete reasons to care about their guns than backers of the ban have to care about laws. → Read More

Shooting an 'assault weapon' helped me understand the Delaware gun debate

Opponents of an assault weapons ban are winning because they have more concrete reasons to care than opponents. → Read More

Gun control puts the 'Delaware Way' to the test

Delaware politicians pride themselves on their ability to work together. Can they successfully do that on guns? → Read More

You — yes, you — could help decide what Delaware does about guns

With the General Assembly set to debate a slew gun control bills, the intensity of public support could decide what happens. → Read More

Yes, you are being manipulated. What are you going to do about it?

Money in politics, Russian interference, and ubiquitous advertising are problems, but citizens can take solutions into their own hands, the columnist argues. → Read More

Set your 'Trump clock' to 15 minutes or less

There's a difference between staying informed and an unhealthy fixation. → Read More

Bernard Brady shows the meaning of commitment: Albright

The beloved secretary of the Senate represents a kind of commitment that is vanishing, columnist Matthew Albright writes. → Read More

Oprah or The Rock aren't going to save America. That's on us: Albright

The growing allure of celebrity presidential candidates shows our increasingly simplified view of politics. → Read More

There's no "War on Christmas." Let's stop calling everything a war: Albright

We should stop making every difference a conflict and every disagreement a war, columnist Matthew Albright writes. → Read More