Tag Archives: Government

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…

June 29, 2017

Is the U.S. government well run?

By Kevin Theissen Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project—completing Form 10-K for the United…

June 14, 2017

Gov. should support local control

Dear Editor, Our government is elected to support and further the well being and prosperity of its citizens. A high quality education system is essential for prosperity. Vermonters believe strongly…

May 11, 2016

Back to Vt. roots, fiscal prudence

Dear Editor, Another legislative biennium has ended and Vermont has begun to enter the doorway of an historic transition in state government. Next January we will have a new Governor,…

January 18, 2016

Government needs to work better

By Lee H. Hamilton Whoever wins next November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the…

December 29, 2015

Sadly, Congress seems okay with being weak

By Lee H. Hamilton Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s legislative schedule. Its headline feature is a strikingly…

April 1, 2015

Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all

By Lee H. Hamilton After Congress came a hair’s-breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American…