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I just finished reading a letter (for the third time) written by Shea Witzberger titled "We must end the system that creates poverty." Each time I read the letter my breath shallowed because of truth and the passion that came from this letter. And, … more
Do you suppose we can finally put to rest the hackneyed mantra that "women's issues are a distraction"?Now that Republican U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Shelley Moore Capito derailed the GOP's ghastly, irresponsible ACA … more
Who are these relentless superheroes? Surprise — all of us! We are the front line in combating fraud and scams; we need to constantly educate ourselves as well as friends, family, and neighbors.I recently wrote that we have several paths to … more
Now that the Republican's major effort to dismantle and destroy the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare, has failed what comes next? Is there hope for meaningful health care reform in the United States or will be stuck in the same old game of … more
The defense by Guy Page, president of the Vermont Energy Partnership, of the Entergy/NorthStar Vermont Yankee sale against the skepticism of "long-time antagonist of nuclear power" New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution misstates the facts of … more
"People are looking in the windows. Do you think we should close the shades?" the young man asked. "We like people looking in," I answered. "It brings light and life into this edge of town.""But some of the girls are wearing hijabs," he said. I … more
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the Covfefe? Years ago, saying something like that would be something that would force a pysch evaluation; now ... it's just a meme.Anyways, I am here to celebrate. Ding dong, the dink is dead! Ten days — … more
Gov. Phil Scott has created a Vermont Climate Action Commission, in support of his commitment that Vermont will shoulder its share of the U.S. obligation under the Paris climate agreement. This is the Obama agreement which, to the horror of the … more
The economy and our landscape in Vermont are intertwined. Recreation, tourism, agriculture, and forestry, all key economic drivers, depend on the natural resources from our landscape. Indeed, the Vermont brand itself is inseparable from our land … more
The United States has been waging a war on drugs for nearly 50 years.Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on this long campaign to thwart the production, distribution, sale and use of illegal drugs. This sustained investment has resulted … more
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