Bill Schubart: Human rights and the human migration

The migration chaos in Europe gives us a glimpse of an accelerating global crisis.

Tyler Resch: Col. William Marsh — patriot and loyalist

A biography of Marsh paints a fresh portrait of Vermont’s perplexity before, during and after the American Revolution.

Don Keelan: Giving back to those who have given much

For the fourth year, the Vermont Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament invited 37 young men and women who had served in the military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to be honored guests.

Randy Brock: Little Vermont vs. the software giants

The WIPROs of the world may be needed in the short term, but we must build IT competence into state government right now.

Megan Palchak: Vermont’s child welfare system needs a watchdog

Why does a system designed to protect vulnerable children and promote healthy families, staffed by trained and well-intentioned professionals, fail so tragically and so completely?

Ron Krupp: Climate change is here to stay

Ever since Tropical Storm Irene flooded the slopes and valleys of Vermont, we’ve been much more aware of how climate change is affecting our lives.

David Blittersdorf: A brighter energy future for Vermont

Picture homes, businesses and public buildings powered by solar, on their roofs and in their backyards, and wind farms majestically and quietly powering our state.

David Coddaire: Individuals have role in delivery of better health care

As a family physician and president of the Vermont Medical Society, I have a number of suggestions for the patients who are consumers of health care, which is essentially all of us.

Chuck Lacy: What is VW going to do for car owners?

I want VW to take the car back and let it sit until the pollution controls are fixed. Then they can try to sell it.

Tom Pelham: Healthy behavior at the health department

From a fiscal perspective, it would be of great value if every agency and department across state government followed the introspective example of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Sally Collopy: Swanton Wind project at odds with state’s water quality goals

Why would the EPA and the DEC allow the proposed seven 500-foot wind turbines to be placed on Rocky Ridge in Swanton?

Peter Shumlin: Making the fight against opiate addiction more difficult

The Food and Drug Administration is recklessly making the opiate addiciton problem worse with its decision to approve Oxycontin for use by children as young as 11 years old.

Roger Allbee: Energy self-sufficiency and Vermont’s environmental heritage

Can the expansion of solar and even wind on our ridgelines be compatible with articulated environmental and land use goals of the past?

Sarah Copeland Hanzas: GOP may need revitalization, but not Rand Paul’s type

The views of Sen. Rand Paul clearly reverse the progress made and would set Vermont and our country back by decades.

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