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Commentary Series: Mares: Global Warming Challenge
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Bill Mares
It seems everyone's talking these days about what individuals can or can't do to mitigate global climate change. Bill Mares says it's a topic that even comes up at his local book club.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Running at Gettysburg
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Bill Mares
Even in this sesquecentennial year of the Battle of Gettysburg, Commentator Bill Mares recently found that you can beat the crowds if you get there early and are fleet of foot.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Willard and Main
Monday, 03/04/13
By Bill Mares
Recently, Bill Mares found a rich lode of Vermont’s diverse historical influence at a busy intersection in downtown Burlington.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Bragging
Monday, 02/18/13
By Bill Mares
Bill Mares has been thinking about how we talk about ourselves, and what that says about us.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Health Care
Tuesday, 02/05/13
By Bill Mares
In many international sports America's ranking may be #1, but writer, educator and commentator Bill Mares notes that among all advanced countries we come in a distant 17th - in health.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Assault Weapon Ban
Wednesday, 01/09/13
By Bill Mares
Ever since the school murders in Connecticut three weeks ago Bill Mares has been thinking about assault weapons in our society.
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Commentary Series: Mares: A Giving Tutorial
Wednesday, 12/12/12
By Bill Mares
This holiday season, Bill Mares offers some modest guidelines for charitable giving. 
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Commentary Series: Mares: Secession Revisited
Wednesday, 11/28/12
By Bill Mares
With post-election petitions to secede flowing into the White House, Bill Mares reflects on real and fanciful moves to leave the Union.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Armistice Day
Friday, 11/09/12
By Bill Mares
For Veterans Day, Bill Mares went in search of one thousand missing World War One veterans and found them - in a Burlington basement.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Map Flap
Thursday, 10/11/12
By Bill Mares
Electronic maps have their place - but not in the heart of Bill Mares.
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Commentary Series: Mares: The Righteous Mind
Friday, 09/28/12
By Bill Mares
The current political climate of widespread moralizing about one's own positions - and the demonizing of one's opponents - sent Bill Mares to a new book for some explanations.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Two Armstrongs
Monday, 09/17/12
By Bill Mares
The recent death of Neil Armstrong and the potential professional death of Lance Armstrong for alleged drug use has gotten Bill Mares thinking about hero worship in America.
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Commentary Series: Mares: A Swarm Of Beekeepers
Monday, 08/27/12
By Bill Mares
Earlier this month over 700 beekeepers and a million honeybees swarmed happily around the University of Vermont in Burlington.  Commentator and beekeeper Bill Mares was there.   
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Commentary Series: Mares: Corruption
Monday, 07/30/12
By Bill Mares
The latest report of political contributions for Vermont statewide campaigns has got Bill Mares thinking about a book he recently read on national politics and money
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Commentary Series: Mares: Giving Blood
Thursday, 07/05/12
By Bill Mares
Writer Red Smith once said it’s easy to write. You just sit down at the typewriter, open a vein and bleed. So recently, Bill Mares sat down and opened a vein for charity.
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Commentary Series: Mares: J Street
Wednesday, 06/20/12
By Bill Mares
Bill Mares is always on the lookout for the ever-elusive middle ground solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Last week at a Burlington synagogue, he heard one plausible attempt.
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Commentary Series: Mares: The Swerve
Tuesday, 06/05/12
By Bill Mares
Commentator Bill Mares' early summer reading list includes a Kindle edition of a standard book... about a manuscript copied in vellum... from the original written on a papyrus scroll.
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Commentary Series: Mares: The Intervention Debate
Thursday, 05/10/12
By Bill Mares
Pressure is mounting for collective military intervention in Syria and Iran. But Bill Mares thinks that Americans must first determine whether or not this kind of action would be truly in our national interest.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Recycled Water
Monday, 04/23/12
By Bill Mares
For much of our history Americans have treated water as an almost unlimited commodity, equally suitable for washing, watering the garden and drinking. But Bill Mares thinks that attitude is changing.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Thoughts on the Titanic
Tuesday, 04/10/12
By Bill Mares
The sinking of the Titanic is on everyone’s mind this week, but Bill Mares has also been thinking about another North Atlantic tragedy that took place three years later.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Death with Dignity
Thursday, 03/22/12
By Bill Mares
In the first of Two Views on the Right To Die debate, we hear from writer and commentator Bill Mares, a former teacher and state legislator who supports Vermont Senate Bill-103, or the Death with Dignity bill, because of his own mother’s self-deliverance.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Tree of Life
Monday, 02/06/12
By Bill Mares
Commentator Bill Mares believes that if there were an Academy Award for emotional impact, Terrance Malik's TREE OF LIFE would win hands down.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Faith After Tebow
Tuesday, 01/24/12
By Bill Mares
Commentator Bill Mares has been reflecting on religion in public life, in the post-Tebow age.
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Commentary Series: Mares: MLK Day
Monday, 01/16/12
By Bill Mares
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commentator Bill Mares is thinking about the anti-racism crusade of a former fellow legislator and teaching mentor.
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Commentary Series: Mares: Naturalization Ceremony
Thursday, 01/05/12
By Bill Mares
Like a couple renewing their marriage vows, commentator Bill Mares recently found himself renewing his vow of national allegiance at a naturalization ceremony in Burlington.
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