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From the Editor: Did they die with their boots on?

Perhaps one of the weirdest—dare I say down right ghoulish—things I’ve seen in recent months is a web-based real estate-related service known as DiedInHouse.com.

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From the Editor: Life as the Great Escape

Back in the 1980s, I attended a workshop about how to deal with people, personal challenges, and even career politics. I’ve forgotten the name of the individual who delivered the workshop, but the gist of it will always stay with me: essentially, the office—and life for that matter—always comes down to “The Great Escape”.

Our plan for candidate columns | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I want you to know that we are following up on the offer I made few weeks back and how we plan to organize and give fair time to all who accept the offer.

Pride, pain and presidents | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This week I am turning over my space to a well written column by Robert Morrison, who is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

We do have choices | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No one I’ve ever spoken with nor have I ever heard anyone, anywhere say, “I really like these political attack ads!”

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From the Editor: School board accountability

When the Eagle learned in February of this year that former Mary Hogan Elementary School principal and New England math consultant Jim Callahan of Middlebury was running for the ID4 School Board, we were pleased. The local school board has had its share of controversies over the years, and Callahan’s interest in math education, coupled with his decades long experience in the field of elementary education, gave us hope for some changes on the moribund board.

Let’s be honest | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With so much riding on our elections these days, is it too much to ask for a little true honesty?

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From the Editor: Who can’t handle the truth?

Pardon me for bringing up—yet again—author George Orwell’s classic novel “1984”. The dystopic 1948 novel seems to be a prophetic guidebook for these disquieting times in America.

Dear Mr. Rove: Please butt out! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Why are you and the American Crossroads super PAC taking over the Republican candidate selection for New York’s 21st Congressional District?

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From the Editor: The king’s justices in Vermont

Being a justice of the peace in Vermont is akin to being a watch dog with only a few loose teeth left in the jaw for good measure.

Why would anyone want these jobs? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As much as we all complain about them, I have to wonder why in the world anyone would want a high profile government job.

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From the Editor: The weather and Occam’s Razor

Last week’s eruption of damaging thunderstorms—which included heavy rain and hailstones—remind me that living through spring in Vermont (and the other three seasons) means riding a sometimes wild roller coaster. And it can be a costly run to boot.

Betting on star power

Here’s an unconventional, alternative power source that probably didn’t come up during discussions at Middlebury College’s energy summit two weeks ago—fusion energy.

What’s behind the curtain | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Many years ago when I was a junior in high school, I needed to earn a letter in one more sport before I could earn my coveted Varsity Club Jacket.