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Barrie Dunsmore: Drubbing the president

The president, who friend or foe alike have praised or pummeled for his risk aversion, is now evidently taking the biggest risk of all — getting directly involved in another Middle East War.

Vermonters join 400,000 marchers in NYC climate march

NYC Climate march, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

More than 2,000 Vermonters participated, many riding the more than 20 full Saturday and Sunday buses from the Green Mountains.

Dunsmore: Lessons from the Cold War

But if the deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons works as I think it can, it needs to be measured, not in terms of perfection, but compared to the alternatives.

Welch, Sanders cautiously optimistic about Russian proposal to avert Syria strike

Rep. Peter Welch talks to small business owners in Burlington on Monday, July 8, 2013, about federal and state health care reform. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

A third option to deal with Arab nation’s alleged chemical assault on its own people received with hope, skepticism.

Vermont well represented at UN meeting on changing economic paradigm.

For immediate release April 6, 2012 Contact [email protected] On Monday April 2, the United Nations held a High Level Meeting on “Happiness and Wellbeing: Defining a New Economic Paradigm” hosted by the Prime Minister of Bhutan. The UN has assigned Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan nation the task of boldly initiating steps towards realizing a vision, […]

Parenteau: Is the Durban Platform a suicide pact?

Measured against the goal of saving the Kyoto protocol and avoiding the complete collapse of the U.N. framework for addressing climate change, Durban was a qualified success. Measured against the goal of acting in time to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change, however, Durban was a bust.

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