Category Archives: Op – Ed

Op - Ed
July 26, 2017

A carbon pollution solution

By Tom Hughes Last week Governor Phil Scott took another step towards real climate action.  He signed an executive order creating a Vermont Climate Action Commission and reaffirmed the climate…

Op - Ed
July 20, 2017

Act 60: Twenty years after Brigham

By William J. Mathis Editor’s note: William J. Mathis is managing director of the National Education Policy Center and vice-chair of the Vermont State Board of Education, and a Goshen resident….

Op - Ed
July 12, 2017

Encourage good media

By Lee Hamilton I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to journalism, I’m a traditionalist. Old-fashioned, even. But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that even while…

Op - Ed
July 5, 2017

Climate resolution is a farce upon a farce

By Rob Roper  The last thing the Vermont House of Representatives did before leaving town was pass H.R. 15, a resolution “strongly opposing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate…

Op - Ed
June 28, 2017

Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling

By Lee Hamilton Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I’d recently voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and the man…

Op - Ed
June 28, 2017

Act 60 turns 20

By Jack Hoffman The Equal Educational Opportunity Act, better known as Act 60, is 20 years old on Monday. On June 26, 1997, at an outdoor ceremony in Whiting, Gov….