Op - Ed, Opinion

Taking issue

Editor’s note: This is a commentary by the Rutland Herald/Times Argus editorial board, republished here with VPA permissions.  Something is way out of whack. Isabel Jennifer Seward, a teenage driver, was fined $220 for her part in a double-fatal vehicle […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Welcome to World War III

By Brooke Geery As soon as  a mob of conspiracy-theory-inspired thugs breached the gates and began to the climb the steps of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, the finger pointing began. Rightfully, many blamed Trump for inciting the coup, which […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

The future of rural

By Rob Riley Over the past year, I’ve heard two very different narratives about rural America. The first is that rural people face enormous economic and social challenges and the federal government does little to help them. The second is that […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Earth rising in 2021?

It’s up to us By Michael J. Caduto It was one of our country’s most turbulent years. Demonstrations and riots demanding equality were staged nationwide. Gunshots rang out. World leaders threatened military force to control protesters while millions of sympathizers […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

A hunch and a New Year’s wish

By Angelo Lynn With the New Year upon us, let’s look for silver linings. Nine months into this pandemic, for instance, we have fine-tuned the art of looking at bleakness and coming up with ways to smile. We’ve turned panic […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Seeking the light

By Michael Caduto What a journey we are on together. For some 10 months our lives have been upended by Covid-19, and yet we carry on. In the midst of more than 1.65 million deaths worldwide, including over 313,000 who have […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Incentivize to immunize

By Philip Finkelstein Editor’s note: This commentary is by Philip Finkelstein, of Charlotte, Vermont, who is a technical writer and business analyst. After attending the University of British Columbia, where he received a BA in political science, he served as a […]

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