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Acre in, acre out would help pay national debt
The Federal Government owns approximately 81 percent of Nevada, part of the roughly 650 million acres of land it owns throughout the United States. Nearer to home, Uncle Sam owns approximately 53 p...
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Complexity is king in tax system
“I can’t believe it. The wife and I owe the IRS again!” “You mean you aren’t getting a refund this year like millions of working Americans?” “Refund? The wife and I run a small business. We are cru...
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If education is a civil right, who are the good guys?
At the Civil Rights Summit celebrating the Civil Rights Act’s 50th birthday, everyone agreed that equal opportunity to education was a civil right. If that’s true, then who are today’s Freedom Ride...
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Wise County should diversify its economy to supplement coal
To the Editor: Coal is obviously a hot button issue in our area. I understand that people are resistant to moving away from coal because for many years now, it has been a source of jobs for many pe...
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Standard work week should stay 40 hours
On Thursday, April 3, the bipartisan Save American Workers Act, which would restore the standard American work week of 40 hours, passed the House in a vote of 247-179 with my strong support. This i...
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Better officials are needed, whether elected or not
In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congre...
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