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It’s time to build Keystone XL pipeline
On Friday, Nov. 14, the House of Representatives again passed legislation (H.R. 5682) to approve the application for the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been slow-walked by President Obama and the ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make Election Day a holiday
Apparently, you’re pretty busy. I’m a little surprised that you have time to read the paper, frankly. And you’re not alone. Only 36 percent of our countrymen bothered to vote in the midterm electio...
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I’ve been stupid, but not that stupid
I’ve done my fair share of stupid things over my life. When I was 5, my father told me to stop jumping around the bathtub, but I ignored him. I slipped and hit my head on a ceramic soap dish, which...
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Lobbyists have become the fourth branch of government
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry t...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rife knows our district’s needs
To the Editor: On Dec. 9, we will have the privilege to participate in another election, this one will be to determine who will represent Dickenson County in Richmond as a member of the Virginia Ge...
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Remembering the Iron Curtain’s fall 25 years later
As a student of history, I feel it important to note the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, described by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as an “Iron Curtain” dividing ...
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