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From the Editor: This week's wild ride

This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.

Digging out from the Nor’easter | From the Editor

Last week’s multi-day dumping of crystallized dihydrogen monoxide upon Vermont’s celebrated landscape has a lot of folks tired and running ragged.

It’s what’s inside that counts | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Most Americans are attempting to make sense of the demonstrations and civil unrest taking place around the country as a result of the unfortunate deaths of Micheal Brown and Eric Gardner.

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From the Editor: Saving 2014

In these waning weeks of 2014, the U.S. news media has been consumed by its 24/7 coverage of racial strife, including Missouri riots and New York protests over alleged police brutality and the deaths of two black citizens.

Exodus to the sun | From the Editor

The so-called Great Recession, which started in earnest after the 2008 election, sure looks like a thing of the past, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

They have no choice but to get something done | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Congress went back to work this week with a number of critical decisions to be made in the next two weeks before the curtain closes on the hundred and thirteenth congressional session.

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There is plenty to be thankful for | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

On behalf of all of us here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy, safe and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The nuclear option in everyday life | From the Editor

I liken my “Twilight Zone” redshift in social perspective to having awakened from a decades long slumber, à la Rip Van Winkle.

Beware of the Trojan horse | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

By now you’ve no doubt seen or heard of Jonathon Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft the Affordable Care Act.

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From the Editor: Enbridge’s end run

Paul McCartney’s 1969 Beatle song, “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,” could be the theme song for the obscure Enbridge Pipeline.

Will we never learn? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

When someone makes one of the following statements how do you feel?

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From the Editor: Nov. 4, 2014

Tis week’s massive defeat of Democrats across the nation was a big wake-up call. Just when pundits had proclaimed that the Republican Party was null, void, and obsolete, along came motivated American citizens who got off their Lazy Boy recliners, turned off the TV, and voted for a completely different brand of hope and change.

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From the Editor: How a Pennsylvania D.A. muzzled my friend’s free speech

No one deserves what Bill Villa and his wife Angie have had to endure since the defining evening of March 24, 2006.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.

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From the Editor: From Facebook to eternity

October 2014 was the first time that my wife and I had learned about the death of a family member--and close friend--via Facebook.