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This week's column from G. Michael Dobbs

Each week, managing editor G. Michael Dobbs looks at issues in the Pioneer Valley that affect our readers.





Internet memes are no substitute for discourse

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Sometimes I grieve that political debate in this country has been reduced to sharing a meme or two daily on Facebook....
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If only residents and businesses were given a level playing field

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I know what it’s like to come before a city council and try to stop something that I think will negatively impact a neighborhood. ...
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With freedom of speech comes responsibilities for Americans

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

The beauty and burden of having freedom of speech is the ability of people speaking their mind and realizing that some folks have little constructive to say. ...
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Consolidation of news operations is a troubling trend for Western Massachusetts

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I’ll start with a disclaimer: there are many fine professionals at the newly christened Western Mass News operation whom I admire – at least a couple of which I consider friends. ...
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