Tag Archives: trump

Op - Ed
June 7, 2017

Trump’s budget is a disaster for Vermont

By Senator Bernie Sanders

President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy.  It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters, making it harder for our children to get a decent education, harder for our working families to get the…

State News
May 24, 2017

Welch questions Trump’s competence

By Michelle Monroe

Speaking from Washington on Wednesday, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said the revelation that President Donald Trump may have asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a former member of his administration has “ratcheted up concern” in the House…

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 is truly alarming, for our nation and our planet. But despair is not an option….

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 it a game of “chicken,” carelessly threatening Republican opponents last Thursday that if they didn’t…

Local News
March 8, 2017

Welch: Trump effect boosts Town Hall turnout

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION– U.S. Rep. Peter Welch attributed the largest crowd he’s ever had at a town hall meeting to someone who wasn’t even there: President Donald Trump. “This is bigger because of the times,” Welch said Friday evening, March…

Column
February 2, 2017

A (belated) inaugural poem for President Trump

Note: the Democrats’ last four presidential inaugurations have included readings by American poets. Poetry has never been featured at a Republican president’s inaugural ceremony.

This poem is tremendous. Believe me: poems don’t get any classier than this— The best words, the smartest rhyme scheme, Big-league…

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration
Local News
February 1, 2017

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said he was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from certain Muslim countries, but he is “disappointed about the tone and the direction this sets for us.” “I think immigration is part of the…

Local News
February 1, 2017

Refugee supporters rally in wake of Trump action

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Hundreds gathered in Rutland on Saturday, Jan. 28, in opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement for 120 days and indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from the country. The order, signed late Friday, drew widespread condemnation from…