Recently, the governor and the secretary of the Agency of Human Services have challenged what we hold dear as Vermonters.
Human Services Secretary Doug Racine recently acknowledged his own agency’s defeat in reducing childhood poverty in Vermont – a concession that frankly astonishes me.
Asking ourselves how much we want to pay for health insurance is like asking what we want our big box store to look like. It’s fine if that is really what we want, but maybe we need to be asking ourselves something entirely different.
Recently, Rep. Peter Welch had an opportunity to support the solutions to the problems presented by the ACA, but did not.
The fight for universal health care pits corporate greed against people’s needs.
As we’ve learned from the best of our childhood stories, all magic has a price. Tragically, the price of the immense power of fossil fuels isn’t an innocent fairy tale at all.
The push by carriers to erect new towers and install cellular panel antennas in close proximity to homes is nothing new, but it is time for us all to start caring how this mode of “progress” is taking its toll.
Now more than ever, it’s time to shine a light on hunger throughout the year and work together to put an end to it.
Of great concern right now is pressure exerted by special-interest groups trying to reduce the size of government and requisite taxes by shifting traditional government roles and responsibilities onto the nonprofit or business sectors.
The full-on commercialization of the last months of the year has become so routine, we’ve lost our sense of outrage about how the coersion of Americans to spend money they don’t have has become more sacred than any religion in history.
Bernie will go on infinitum blaming the recklessness of the economy on banks, corporations and the Koch Brothers. But I have one question for Bernie: How reckless and negligent was it this past summer when Congress went on vacation for six weeks knowing all along that the country was in a dire budget mess?
Author Michael Shuman is sharp enough to see that government has become an enormous obstacle to people wanting to make investments to improve their local communities and economies.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day feasts can also result in too much waste. In fact, the USDA reports that Americans waste about 35 percent of the turkey we purchase, and much of that food waste ends up in landfills.