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With a new crop of anthropomorphic global climate change deniers about to take control of every facet of the Unites States government, it might be time to review why they can sound so smart but are still very wrong. In late 2016, Stephan … more
Anyone can have a bad day at the office, but few will outdo Ralph Branca. His workday of woe happened at age 25, and it nagged at him for the rest of his life.Branca, a former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who died last week at age 90, was the victim, … more
With each passing day and each new announcement from the president-elect about cabinet appointments, the absurdity reaches new and unprecedented levels.One thing is certain: Donald J. Trump definitely is "draining the swamp" in Washington, D.C. But … more
Governor Phil Scott announced Friday several strategies aimed at improving the amount of affordable housing in Vermont. With the exception of the provision that would remove Act 250 oversight from rental properties, we agree with him.Scott's plan … more
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … more
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
On Friday morning, before the start of classes, about 100 students and a handful of their teachers at Brattleboro Union High School held a protest against he appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the Department of Education."Betsy DeVos is … more
The news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
Gov. Phil Scott's proposal to push back annual school district meeting dates from March to May might be an ill-conceived plan for this year, but that doesn't mean the idea is a bad one.The governor asked the Legislature to move designated school … more
This week, congressional Republicans are supposed to begin — or at least begin to begin — the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the reality of repeal votes with genuine consequences as opposed to years of … more
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