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Re: “After Tie, Burlington Inspector of Elections Candidates Square Off

While some say that this position is rather inconsequential, I believe that electing a young & driven individual like Adrian to local office makes all the difference in the world. Here is someone heeding the words of Bernie and responding to his call to engage at the local level. Couldn't support his efforts more, and I hope other young folks will show up to the polls April 4th to support Adrian!

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Posted by Ryan on 03/29/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Media Bern: Sanders Keeps Vermont Press at Arm's Length

In response to RamblinRose- I don't think there's any question that the work he's doing on the national level is more important nor do I think Vermont's issues are more important. But I disagree with the notion that it is a waste of time to talk to your local news outlets. I don't think you read the article all the way because as Walters mentioned, Bernie's staff isn't even responding to emails from the press. Either hire more staff or make sure the ones you have are doing their jobs. And I think that until folks like you and I voice our concerns about this, things are unlikely to change.

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Posted by Ryan on 03/22/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “The Media Bern: Sanders Keeps Vermont Press at Arm's Length

For a while I thought that Walters, Heinz and others were blowing this situation out of proportion but after seeing what appears to be a concentrated effort by Sanders and his staff to avoid Vermont media, I've had a change of heart. Walters is spot on that there are issues that he is not speaking to or hearing about by talking exclusively to national outlets, from EB-5 fraud to the future of wind energy in Vermont. Aside from that, it is more important than ever for influential leaders like Bernie to engage in media outlets that serve such a vital purpose in the age of Trump. I volunteered for Bernie and love the work he does for us and the country every day, but the constituents of Vermont should make it known that having a close relationship with local media is part of his job. Give his DC or Burlington office a call- they are all ears & very helpful.

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Posted by Ryan on 03/22/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Burlington Cop Resigns After Perjury Allegation in Drug Case

"Lopez previously worked for the Baltimore Police Department." Well that explains a lot.

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Posted by Ryan on 02/23/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Jane Sanders Calls Shumlin’s Clinton Endorsement ‘Worthless’

Tiki Archambeau - You are arguing that information made public that embarrasses some of the most powerful people in the world could be doctored and is therefore non-credible. That is an extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary evidence, of which yours seems to be that the very people that the information embarrasses are saying that the Russians are doing it and the public ought to shield their eyes from this propaganda.

There is NO compelling evidence this information was doctored (and trust me, people have looked). There isn't even compelling evidence that the Russians participated in the hack. Is it plausible? Sure it is! It is plausible that Trump himself hired someone for the hack, but in this world you need evidence to back up assertions, especially when they are being used to shield the powerful from public scrutiny. These DNC talking points of yours have little basis in reality.

Criticizing a journalist for reporting on matters clearly in the public interest is shameful and speaks to an embarrassing trend in this country.

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Posted by Ryan on 10/21/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Jane Sanders Calls Shumlin’s Clinton Endorsement ‘Worthless’

Let's be clear folks- there is zero evidence other than government officials being taken at their word that the Russians are behind these breaches. Even if they are (which is plausible but ought to require proof) then the content of those emails is still in the public interest. Government officials frequently leak information to reporters for nefarious or political motivations, and that does not mean what they are leaking is not newsworthy. Thanks Paul for doing the digging here.

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Posted by Ryan on 10/21/2016 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Representing: A Busy Public Defender Stands Up for Her Clients

Great story on a seriously under-reported issue, Molly. The award winning documentary "Gideon's Army" follows several public defenders across the country, and would be a great source for anyone looking to learn more.

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Posted by Ryan on 10/05/2016 at 4:09 PM

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