Category Archives: Op – Ed

Op - Ed
September 20, 2017

Sanders’ single payer, fringe or mainstream?

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger That was an impressive event starring Sen. Bernie Sanders last week, reflecting impressive political progress for him and his allies. Just a couple of years ago, Sanders…

Op - Ed
September 6, 2017

Is the end in sight?

By Barrie Dunsmore How will it end? When will it end? As a  geezer with the newspaper column, those are the questions I am constantly asked. (If I knew the…

Op - Ed
August 31, 2017

Walls to divide, bridges to unite

By Angelo S. Lynn Walls to divide, or bridges to unite? On the campaign trail, politicians of all stripes promise big things — but few were as boastful, wasteful and wrong-headed…

Op - Ed
August 23, 2017

Nine presidents

By Lee Hamilton One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From…

Op - Ed
August 23, 2017

Politicians must confront hate

By Mike Smith In the early 1960s we still had racist state laws defending the widespread practice of segregation. Slowly — too slowly for many black Americans — those laws…

Op - Ed
August 16, 2017

Is North Korea really the problem?

By David Russell Editor’s note: This commentary is by David Russell of Perkinsville, who is a retired renewable energy and securities consultant and whose writing appears in venues including the…

Op - Ed
August 9, 2017

Democrats fail to connect with economic message

By Mike Smith During the last gubernatorial election, and then again just recently during the debate over teachers’ health insurance, Vermont Democrats underestimated the potency of Gov. Phil Scott’s affordability message….