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The Key Obstacle to Restoring the Middle Class

Written on: May 22nd, 2015 in Effective & Efficient Government

By Jack Markell and Jonathan Cowan Jack Markell, a Democrat, is governor of Delaware. Jonathan Cowan is president of the think tank Third Way. Looking for an agenda that captures the imagination of our beleaguered middle class? Then solve this puzzle: From 2001 to 2014, the U.S. economy grew at an average annual rate of […]

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Moving Forward, Ideas Matter

Written on: December 18th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

Co-authored by Governor Markell and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom As the dust settles after the midterm elections, it is clear that voters across the country sent a strong message that they have had enough of partisan gridlock and inaction in Washington. And now the hard work begins – turning to the future and to […]

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‘We the People’ is Delaware’s glory, challenge as well

Written on: September 17th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

While the preamble to our national constitution sets out the mission for our federal government, its vision cannot be realized without the leadership of states. Our brave first responders help to insure domestic tranquility, while the National Guard is called upon to provide for the common defense. State courts are necessary to establish justice. And […]

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Statement on violence in Middle East

Written on: July 22nd, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

Remembering my most recent visit to Israel last July to meet with thriving entrepreneurs and the leaders of the Middle East’s leading democracy, I think of the people in the region who want nothing more than to live in peace and pursue their dreams. I support Israel’s right to defend itself from a terrorist organization’s […]

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Obama has right plan for climate change

Written on: June 18th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

Some of the highest ranking politicians in Washington have decided they can dismiss discussion about climate change by simply saying they are not scientists, but governors do not have the luxury of pretending climate change is not causing real damage. We are on the front lines of hurricanes, wildfires, droughts and other natural disasters. We […]

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