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Opinion: Fox spreads propaganda

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Clinton backers are more rational.

Karlene Callahan’s letter in the Addison Independent (Sept. 1) shows irrationality. She says her source of news, Fox, is different than other sources in it is correct and all others are wrong. One form of insanity is to think that everyone else is wrong.

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Opinion: Calif. also has good sexual assault nurse examiner program

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Nancy Heatley



This is related to Gaen Murphree’s article on the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program and specialist at Middlebury College and Porter Hospital (Addison Independent, Aug. 25).

I heard the reporter on VPR this morning, commenting on whether or not this program was unique in the U.S., as it may be unique in Vermont.

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Opinion: Acceptance is the answer with addiciton

Posted on September 7, 2016 |
By Jessi de Boer



As this series draws to a close some important final thoughts come to mind. Whether you think you might have addiction or are worried about a friend or family member it is important to remember that acceptance is the answer. Accepting that there is a problem, accepting that perhaps the loved one does not want help, and accepting that when ready there is treatment available right here in Addison County.

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Opinion: Rutland High is not the best place for football championship

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Steve and Sheila Huestis



We read with great disappointment the decision of the Interscholastic Football League committee to have the high school championship games played at Rutland High School again this year. As pointed out in the article the field is not the best for viewing. We think that is putting it mildly. The field as far as a fan perceptive is worse than awful.

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Opinion: Federal bond bank could solve infrastructure problem

Posted on September 2, 2016 |
By Thomas Synnott



There is widespread agreement that our infrastructure — roads, bridges, water systems, railroads and mass transit, flood control and power grids — is in great need of repair, rebuilding or replacement. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives it an overall grade of D+, pretty poor for the world’s leading economy.

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Eric Davis: Vt. candidates raise legitimate questions about jobs

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



“Governing” is a non-partisan magazine based in Washington that focuses on state-level politics and policy. It recently ranked the economies of all 50 states, using a range of indicators measuring employment, state GDP, and the income of state residents. Vermont ranked 25th, in the middle of the pack both nationally and in New England — lower than Massachusetts and New Hampshire, about the same as Maine, and above Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Opinion: Clinton backers aren't rational

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Karlene Callahan



This is in response to your editorial of Aug. 22. I realized from the editorial that you are strictly a party person. Obviously, it doesn’t matter what the candidate has done or not done as long as there is a “D” after their name.

Hillary’s supporters, in particular, defy rational thought, there are her obsessive compulsive lies over and over. And yet, for many of these same Americans it is Donald Trump whom they believe is untrustworthy. Do some of these words sound familiar?

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Opinion: How can peer-to-peer support help with addiction?

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



By the staff of the Turning Point Center of Addison County

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Victor Nuovo: Spinoza borrows from Aristotle's universe

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



In the previous essay, we left Spinoza in search of an idea upon which he could found his philosophical system. As he set out on his way, he looked back to Aristotle in order to orient his thinking.

This is curious, because uppermost in the program of the scientific revolution of the 17th century, which Spinoza approved of and to which he contributed, is the repudiation of Aristotle (384–322 bce). His theory of nature and of the universe, which I will try briefly to describe later in this essay, was judged to be profoundly mistaken and it was generally repudiated.

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