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





Some post-election observations

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

When I’m vacation I make a pretty concerted effort to unplug from the local news I cover, but I was compelled to watch the election results from the primary – once a political junkie, alway...
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Time for a vacation from politics

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

As you read this column I hope to be dipping my pink form in the Atlantic Ocean for a day as part of vacation. My only fear is that a whale watch boat will mistake for a seafaring mammal. I intend to undertake some tasks around the house, get together with friends, take some short day or hal...
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Social media has never altered public policy, but voting does

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Yes, this is now becoming a standard theme for editorial writers: elections and apathy. I’ll try not to make this a summer rerun.I’ve been told the prediction for voter turnout for the Sept. 9 primary election is going to be quite low despite the fact the election is crucial to pick the fina...
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First overnight hospital stay proves to be a teaching moment

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I have reached the age of 60 with never having stayed overnight at a hospital – a fact that amazed one of my nurses during my recent bout with a kidney stone.“You’ve done pretty well,” she told me. I hope under the influence of morphine – my new best friend – I managed an appreciativ...
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Are we ever going to progress as a society or a species?

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Lots of things have risen to the surface this week; so let’s get started.Springfield-based minister, anti-homosexual advocate and Bay State gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was recently a guest on Channel 4 News in Great Britain s...
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