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  • On the estate tax; antibiotics and the meat industry; and a new approach to cyclists and motorists sharing the road.

    Death and taxes — and what's left Re "Why not tax inherited wealth?," Opinion, July 6 Every person I know who has received an inheritance has spent it like the free money it is. Just last week a friend pulled up in a new luxury car, telling me...
  • The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?

    The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?
    Judging by his April 24 Times Op-Ed article, "The GOP: divorced from reality," alleged comedian Bill Maher is confused about the message of the April 15 "tea party" protests. In saying demonstrators were merely sore losers reacting to an election that...
  • The Californians Prop. 1E would harm

    The Californians Prop. 1E would harm
    Five years ago, Californians voted to provide funding for the most basic mental health services by passing Proposition 63, which placed an additional 1% tax on personal income of more than $1 million. But as The Times reported in its April 20 article,...
  • Newport News redevelopment plans: Will $14 million in taxpayer funds revitalize the Southeast community?

    Newport News redevelopment plans: Will $14 million in taxpayer funds revitalize the Southeast community?
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city is so far spending $14 million of taxpayer dollars to redevelop a 12-block section of the Southeast Community, a neighborhood that struggles with crime and blight. City officials said even more city tax money will be spent...
  • Home sales plunge 41%

    Home sales plunge 41%
    Peninsula-area home sales plunged 41 percent in November, compared to November 2009. That's because home buyers this time last year were rushing to buy to qualify for federal first-time homebuyer tax credits of up to $8,000 before the offer expired. That...
  • Save time, file electronically

    Save time, file electronically
    The Internal Revenue Service recommends you file electronically. It's safe and easy and quick. IRS e-file, the electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation's taxpayers, opens for business Jan.15. There are three ways to use e-...
  • Ax the Tax weighs in on OCPS sales tax woes

  • GOP base scatters to rival camps

    The long-standing coalition of social, economic and national security conservatives that elevated the Republican Party to political dominance has become so splintered by the presidential primary campaign that some party leaders fear a protracted...
  • House passes children's health insurance bill; Obama plans same-day signing

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage. The...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Obama ends ban on funds for international groups that promote abortions, reversing Bush policy

    President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information — an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the...