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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.





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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As pro-casino folks bide their time, here’s some food for thought

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It’s mid-August and one would have thought by now we would have been at least at the start of the media blitz about the repeal of the casino legislation.Apparently the pro-casino forces are waiting until after the September primaries when the potential for their message to become lost in the...
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One person’s ‘boring’ is another person’s description of heaven

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Is your community exciting or is it dull? That’s the question answered by a survey by Movoto, an online real estate broker based in California, which revealed the 10 supposedly most boring places in Massachus...
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Comic Con, Bing Con not just for comic book lovers anymore

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

You probably noticed that Comic Con in San Diego, California, received a fair amount of attention in last week’s news. It was on the various entertainment news shows as well as even more mainstream outlets such as the ABC evening news broadcast.It is one of the two largest pop culture events...
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Effort to bring illegal immigrants is bad policy and bad politics

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

If there is one issue that indicates just how broken our ability is to work out solutions it’s illegal immigration.The non-functioning of government was on display on several levels last week locally when Gov. Deval Patrick offered two locations to federal authorities as sites to temporarily...
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