COMMENTARY: Celebrate birthday by ending gerrymander in Delaware

The last year has been pretty good to Alexander Hamilton. The $10 founding father without a father, Secretary of the Treasury, and Revolutionary War hero is the subject of a smash-hit musical that has reinvigorated interest in his life and done wonders for his legacy. A different hero of the founding generation, Elbridge Gerry, born […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware government must be made more accountable

When it comes to public integrity, the First State is not the first. It’s just about the last. According to a report last week by the Center for Public Integrity, we rank 48th in the country on transparency and accountability. [“Watchdog group: Delaware state government fails accountability test,” article, Nov. 10] The CPI Report puts […]

COMMENTARY: ‘Culture of greed’ in Dover must be stopped

No one likes or particularly wants to work for a boss who plays favorites among his employees, lavishing generous raises on the in crowd and pinching pennies with everyone else. So it’s disheartening — make that infuriating — to learn that the bosses Delawareans have hired for our state government, the Democratic and Republican leaders […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware court case shows need for disclosure of political donors

When the Supreme Court upended a century of settled law in Citizens United and declared that corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence our elections, the justices took pains to stress the public’s interest in knowing the sources of that money.

“Prompt disclosure of expenditures can provide shareholders and citizens with the information needed to hold corporations and elected officials accountable for their positions and supporters,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. Disclosure also “permits citizens and shareholders to react to the speech of corporate entities in a proper way.”