Don Keelan: The Battle of the Bulge — 70 years later

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, imagine what it must have been like for President Franklin Roosevelt during the month of January 1945.

John Killacky: The political provocations of Keith Haring

Keith Haring died of AIDS at the age of 31. What he achieved in just 10 years of public art making is astounding.

Richard Davis: Disgraceful disrespect in the Statehouse

A lot of us are disappointed in the governor’s decision not to pursue a single payer health care plan, but we have more effective means of protesting.

Jennifer Kimmich: The president understands

Offering earned leave to our employees was one of the best business decisions we have ever made.

Norton Latourelle: More questions than answers

Over the past few months Vermont Gas has repeatedly continued to underestimate the true costs of their pipeline project, all to the dismay of everyone involved, including our once supportive governor

Gregory Dennis: Toking, taxes and the new Vermont green

Having spent a recent evening reading the RAND report prepared for the Legislature, I now believe that while Vermont should legalize marijuana, we shouldn’t be in a rush to do it.

Jaiel Pulskamp: Environment would benefit from sugar tax, too

I became a farmer to grow healthy food, and help shift our nation’s agricultural system away from industrial agriculture.

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Trauma and resolve

We’ve grown so narcissistically self-absorbed that many of us no longer recognize what actual trauma is.

Rob Roper: Vermont should learn from Google

Vermont’s goal of reaching 90 percent renewable energy by 2050 is worse than worthless. It’s potentially damaging to our economy as well as our natural environment while providing nothing in return.

Anna Carey: A doctor’s prescription for health care

Those who defend out-of-pocket costs claim that they discourage the overuse of care, but as a doctor, I see that they make my professional medical opinions irrelevant and deny my patients care.

Dan DeWalt: What can’t we afford?

Why can we accept the loss of social services that might help keep a kid out of prison, or off of drugs, or simply alive and warm, but a .07 percent payroll tax increase is unacceptable?

Andrew Rudin: Efficiency Vermont not so efficient

Data from the Public Service Board show that Efficiency Vermont’s program has not been effective, and its annual reports show that the cost of its programs is extravagant.

John Sales: $2 a gallon gas a house of cards built on a pile of sand

America is engaged in a giant game of chicken with the rest of the world’s petroleum-exporting countries, without the resource depth to do it.

Falko Schilling: The fight for health care goes on

I’m convinced that the governor, and the many people he’s had working tirelessly for him on this, were absolutely committed to trying to reach our shared goal on universal health care.

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