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ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression.

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From the Editor: The Vermont Roots Migration Project

The University of Vermont’s Center for Research on Vermont has published an important demographic report, titled “The Vermont Roots Migration Project”. The survey report was prepared by Drs. Cheryl Morse and Wendy Geller.

From the editor: Trade and the standard of living

Since 2009, we’ve seen the rapid rise of executive power (and political arrogance) within the U.S. government.

Are we prepared for what lies ahead? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve watched the threats continually increase over the years. This nation and others have watched as embers of terrorism surface quickly and then fade into memory, almost as quickly as they appeared.

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From the Editor: Sharing the road

Several recent bicycle-automobile accidents in our area call to mind that “sharing the road” will require more than just a nifty slogan.

Reconciling perception versus reality | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We were all taken aback by the series of events unfolding in Baltimore the last few weeks culminating in the destructive riots.

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From the Editor: Policing for profit?

We hear lots of disturbing things about the state of policing across the USA...

Print medium is not dead or dying | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve been hearing the trash talk for years now. You poor folks in the newspaper business. The Internet is eating your lunch.

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From the Editor: An apology

Last week, the editor made an unfortunate, sloppy keyboarding error which has not only tarnished this newspaper’s image in the community, but has clearly caused distress to a grieving family.

Ready or not, here come the candidates | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not ready for the presidential race. It seems the election cycle never really ends.

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From the Editor: Vermont’s dreary economic outlook

As a taxpayer and voter, you’d have to be either Eleanor Porter’s naive little orphan Pollyanna or a Kool-Aid chugging Jonestown true believer if last week’s “2015 Rich States, Poor States Report” didn’t make you feel depressed about living and working in Vermont.

Give yourself the best gift of all | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Living in our free society has many perks and benefits. All too often we never really appreciate how good we have it until we face that unexpected event that could change ones life dramatically.

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From the Editor: Vermont’s state fossil

In 1993, the Vermont State Legislature adopted “Charlotte the Whale” as the Green Mountain State’s official state fossil.

Truth or consequences | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the world in which we live today, opinions are no longer left at the water cooler, corner bar or on the front porch.

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From the Editor: A Vermont hero found anew

It’s easy to forget how pivotal a role Vermont played in the American War of Independence.

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