Sanders’ ability to tap into middle class voter frustration with grimmer economic prospects could carry him to the White House.
Bill Clinton assailed Sanders as hypocritical and “hermetically sealed”; Madeleine Albright scorned young women who are supporting the Vermont senator; and Gloria Steinem said young women are backing Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.”
Whatever Hillary Clinton may lack, name recognition is not it. She is one of the best known people in the entire world, far better known than Bernie Sanders was a few months ago, even in New Hampshire.
The political world finds it harder to keep calling the Sanders campaign a joke.
Vermont is a strong Dillon’s Rule state, “one of the most centrally controlled states,” where “local control is kind of a myth.”
Self-interest intersected with public interest when the artists of Burlington’s South End rose up and flexed their political muscles.
If Shumlin’s arithmetic is correct, the gap might be much smaller or perhaps even non-existent in coming years.
In the great tradition of politics as usual, the Sanders campaign pointed out that the commercial was not directed at former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “exclusively.”
In his sixth and last State of the State speech, the governor – as governors are wont to do – praised his own record and said he would build on it largely by trying to do more of what he had been doing.
Living in a free, democratic, society requires a bit of self-abnegation; if everybody pushes his or her rights so far that others can’t be heard, the society is no longer free.
It’s almost as though Americans – Vermonters included – believe they have an inherent right to cheap gasoline, when in fact, at today’s gas tax rates, every time anyone drives or rides in an automobile, he or she is being government-subsidized. A carbon tax would reduce that subsidy.
In announcing the formation of the party, Neil Johnson, a realtor from Waitsfield, told VTDigger that he was “sick and tired of the Democratic and Republican parties in Vermont.” Well, who isn’t?
Despite its abysmal score in the latest State Integrity Investigation, Vermont’s state government may be among the cleanest in the land.
The controversy over Vermont Gas’ natural gas pipeline extension to Addison County encompasses a myriad of factors: what will it cost, who should pay for it, are there better alternatives, who benefits and do the benefits outweigh the costs?