Category Archives: Op – Ed

Op - Ed
April 26, 2017

Creating a “climate economy”

By Linda McGinnis Vermont is made up of communities that care about each other and our beautiful surroundings. It comes from our respect for the past combined with a passion…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2017

Trump leaves climate action to us

By Duane Peterson The American government has officially reversed course on protecting us from climate change. National security is the central priority we expect from the federal government, so this…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2017

How to handle the Russia mess

By Lee H. Hamilton The recent announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his agency is investigating links between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia has upended Washington. Yet…

Op - Ed
April 5, 2017

Time to examine equity in public schools

By Rob Roper Equity and access to educational resources has been a hot topic surrounding the rules (or changes thereto) governing independent schools that accept tax dollars through Vermont’s tuitioning…

Op - Ed
March 29, 2017

Education reform needed

By Will Patten On Feb. 1 I attended a meeting of Vermont business leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Governor Phil Scott came to address the group…

Op - Ed
March 29, 2017

Playing chicken, Trump caves

By Angelo S. Lynn Congressional Republicans called Trump’s bluff Friday, March 24, and guess who backed down? Trump did, with his tail between his legs. Trump had tried to make…

Op - Ed
March 22, 2017

TrumpCare’s big sin

By Angelo S. Lynn By now, the biggest sin of the GOP health care bill is well known: it’s a tax cut bill masquerading as a health care plan. Simply…