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Upton Sinclair

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Pentagon Leaks

By John Mauer

In 1971, the secret Pentagon Papers were first published by the New York Times.   They were not censored, except by the journalist himself.  Contrast that with the recent release of secret U.S. documents by WikiLeaks, an online publication.  WikiLeaks has been roundly reviled, perhaps rightly so. However, the attempts at government censorship were obvious and disgraceful; online journalism is currently extremely vulnerable.  By moving away form the printed word, we are leaving ourselves open to electronic manipulation.

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Science Run Amok

Rarely do outside events reach into Kent in a meaningful way. A business failure or downsizing in New Milford will cause some of our residents to lose their jobs. A crash on the stock market will cause the second-home market to dry up. Yet, except for our soldiers, international events seem far removed from every day life here. However, such is not the situation with recent events in global warming science.  Continue Reading

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