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Commentary Series: Douglas: Republican Revival
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Jim Douglas
There's been a lot of soul-searching by Republicans following the recent presidential election. Many ideas are being advanced on how the GOP can rebuild. Jim Douglas, a long-time Republican officeholder, has some thoughts on the subject.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Education Initiatives
Thursday, 01/24/13
By Jim Douglas
Earlier this month, former Vermont governor Jim Douglas listened to the Governor's inaugural message with considerable interest - and a strong sense of déjà vu.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Confronting The Cliff
Thursday, 11/22/12
By Jim Douglas
As we pause this Thanksgiving to reflect on our many blessings, Jim Douglas observes that our officials in Washington have more on their plate than turkey.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Facing Facts
Wednesday, 09/26/12
By Jim Douglas
Many voters don't feel satisfied with the campaign now underway, especially at the national level. That includes Jim Douglas, who was himself involved in the process for many years.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Presidential Vermont
Tuesday, 07/24/12
By Jim Douglas
As the Presidential campaign heats up, along with the weather, Jim Douglas says it's an opportune time to think about the role Vermont has played in Presidential politics and history.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Rising Cost Of College
Monday, 05/07/12
By Jim Douglas
As the academic year comes to a close, many graduates will be heading for an uncertain future. One thing that's all too certain, though, is the debt that many will be presented along with their diplomas. Jim Douglas has some thoughts on the cost of a college degree.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Campaign Lawsuit
Tuesday, 04/03/12
By Jim Douglas
In the wake of a Presidential visit to Vermont, our attention is increasingly focused on the upcoming campaign. Jim Douglas explains, though, that there is at least one matter still pending from the 2010 election season.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Education Appointment
Wednesday, 02/15/12
By Jim Douglas
One of the issues currently being debated in Montpelier is whether or not the Commissioner of Ed should be appointed by the Governor - and be a member of the Governor's cabinet.  As a former governor himself, commentator Jim Douglas offers his perspective.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Good for Business
Monday, 01/09/12
By Jim Douglas
We hear a lot about where Vermont's economy stands in various national rankings. Former Vermont governor and commentator JIm Douglas puts a few of them in perspective.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: The Guard and the Joint Chiefs
Monday, 12/19/11
By Jim Douglas
In recent years, the National Guard has played a more prominent role both at home and abroad. Former Vermont Governor and commentator Jim Douglas has some thoughts on recent Congressional action that recognizes their contributions.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Citizen Bonds Revisited
Tuesday, 11/08/11
By Jim Douglas
Former Vermont Governor and commentator Jim Douglas has been thinking about Vermont's response to Tropical Storm Irene. And he has a suggestion for one more possible way to help the recovery.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Remembering Mallary
Thursday, 09/29/11
By Jim Douglas
Dick Mallary will be remembered for his many civic, business and political accomplishments. But commentator and former Vermont governor Jim Douglas is remembering him for the understated - but effective - way he got things done.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Power Merger
Monday, 07/25/11
By Jim Douglas
To former Vermont governor and commentator Jim Douglas, the proposed merger between Green Mountain Power and CVPS is another indicator that the partnership between Vermont and Quebec is growing stronger.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: The Cost Of Care
Tuesday, 06/14/11
By Jim Douglas
When it comes to containing health care costs at the Federal level, former Vermont Governor and commentator Jim Douglas, thinks there are still many more questions than answers.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Tough Choices Ahead
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Jim Douglas
Commentator and former Vermont governor Jim Douglas says new calculations suggest that health care costs are rising even faster than predicted.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: The Social Security Elephant
Wednesday, 04/27/11
By Jim Douglas
When it comes to debate about the federal budget, commentator and former Vermont governor, Jim Douglas, thinks we need to admit there's at least one very large elephant in the room.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: How Far We've Come
Tuesday, 04/12/11
By Jim Douglas
As he watches the health care overhaul debate unfold, former governor Jim Douglas says his successor and lawmakers have a great deal to build on as they go forward.  
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Commentary Series: Douglas: Watching Wisconsin
Thursday, 03/10/11
By Jim Douglas
Commentator and former Vermont governor Jim Douglas, has been watching events in Wisconsin to see if they might offer any useful lessons for Vermonters.
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Commentary Series: Douglas: The Federal Deficit
Monday, 02/28/11
By Jim Douglas
Today, we have a new commentator. Former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has been thinking about fiscal responsibility and the federal debt.
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