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Editorial: Lawmakers serve the public interest when they show independent-mindedness

Editorial: Lawmakers serve the public interest when they show independent-mindedness

Ben Sasse Bacon’s 2nd District predecessor in Congress, Brad Ashford, also was long noted for taking an independent approach to public service. To best serve the public interest, elected officials must be free to exercise their own judgment. Hagel, in seeking reelection in 2002, aptly described that obligation for public officials: “I’ve got to do and say what I think is right. I’ll...

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