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





Fifteen years at RPI: it’s been a long strange ride

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Compared to the kind of job histories our parents had an anniversary of 15 years seems like weak tea.Many of our mothers and fathers worked for decades at the same place. That was the traditional nature of American business and employment. The Baby Boomers were the first generation t...
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Conservatives, liberals should support net neutrality

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It’s a new world, now isn’t it? We have a Republican governor-elect who isn’t seen as Republican enough by some people, even before he takes the oath of office and we have Republican members of Congress suddenly interested in working with President Obama in a bipartisan way.As they say in th...
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The amazing disappearing Martha and other post-election musings

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I’m writing his column before I go on vacation and you’re reading this column as I’m coming back. Naturally I’d like to write about the election but because I’m neither a mind reader nor capable of time travel, I can’t discuss the results.I can discuss how various races were run though.<...
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Stepping back from 'political slop' to remember a legend

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I love the moment in “A Christmas Story” in which The Old Man (played by Darren McGavin) comments on a fluff piece in his newspaper by saying “This is real news – not that political slop!”As the election cycle year nears its conclusion, I must say I’m glad to see it shuffle off to its conclu...
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