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James Gilmore

    Mon, June 20, 2016

    What's Really Gone Wrong in Higher Ed

    ON MAY 31, The Virginian-Pilot editorialized that legislators in Virginia
    should keep "hands off higher ed." The Pilot took the position that the
    General Assembly should not ...

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    Thu, December 15, 2011

    'Growth Gap' Can Be Closed With More Investment

    Last week's European Summit shows how difficult it is for the European Union to confront its fundamental economic problems. Since 2007, many European Union countries have suffered loss of their rates ...

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    Wed, September 21, 2011

    Strong Economy Best Weapon Against Terror

    Sept. 11, 2001, was a glorious morning on Capitol Square in Richmond. The day before, I had been in Manhattan, next to the World Trade Center, but on the morning of the terrorist attack I was back in ...

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    Tue, May 10, 2011

    Tax on Miles Driven: Wreck to Be Avoided

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    A 17th-century French minister of finance, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, was once famously quoted as saying that ...

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    Tue, April 26, 2011

    Raising Taxes Won't Cut Deficits

    Credit former Vice President Walter Mondale. His call last Sunday for higher taxes in a national opinion column comes as bold and clear as his infamous 1984 pledge to the Democratic National ...

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    Mon, November 29, 2010

    A Tax Cut Deal That could Work

    As luck would have it, the first trial of conservative resolve by victorious congressional Republicans will be one of their most important tests: preventing the so-called Bush era tax cuts from ...

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