G. Michael Dobbs' Column

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


Lack of understanding of Trump is hitting me hard

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Everyday, I can count on several things: my grumpy 19-year-old cat Ginger will try to trip me as I feed him; the vegetable garden will require watering; and incidences will underline my general ignorance....
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In the absence of theaters, drive-ins offer a nostalgic option

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

With COVID-19 greatly interrupting so many aspects of American life, it may seem trivial to write this statement: I miss going to theaters to see movies....
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The great power of imagery always needs to be examined

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

If there ever was a near legendary case of corruption in American politics it was “Boss” William Tweed and his Tammany Hall organization, the Democratic Party in New York City after the Civil War....
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Not all newspapers lean the same way in politics

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I think it’s human nature to use generalities. Instead of speaking about one action or one person, there is a tendency to bring out a very broad brush and paint everyone....
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Time to look past monuments of the past to create better future

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

When my father was stationed in Maxwell Field in Montgomery, AL in 1962. I was in the third grade. As was my parents’ habit, my brother and I were taken to museums and other historical sites. One of those was at the State Capitol building where I saw a bronze star mounted in one of t...
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