Op - Ed, Opinion

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 and received a spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovation—not because he […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

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 […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

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 put, it takes health care away from lower-income and middle-income […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

In praise of pragmatism

By Lee H. Hamilton As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists? It would not change […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Let the sun shine in!

By Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos An open government makes for a better government. This is Sunshine Week and it is being celebrated all across the nation.4.1×7  In reality, it should be celebrated every week – not just this week […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Success of rural economies

By Adam Grinold, Lyle Jepson, William Colvin There is a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” set in days of the Black Plague. Eric Idle moves through a village, calling “Bring out your dead!” John Cleese appears, a body […]

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Op - Ed, Opinion

Something to write home about

By Sen. Dick McCormack Refugees Before I take issue with Governor Scott I want to thank him for his reason and courage in condemning the bigoted banning of refugees based on their religion. We Americans have many conflicting opinions, but […]

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