It's past time to reconsider our relationship with our earthly home. We have a model to emulate — the historical relationship that Indigenous peoples had with their lands.
Imagine if Vermont leadership were to focus on and measure success based on the safety, comfort, opportunity and happiness of all its citizens, understanding that our level of well-being and not our level of wealth is the best measure of opportunity.
The Vermont Council on World Affairs has brought the world to our home and we’re much the richer for it. We’ve learned much from every international guest we’ve hosted.
We must regulate and appropriately tax the business sector to support government institutions. We must be clear about what’s business and what’s a nonprofit mission-driven enterprise. And we must establish clear boundaries.
A new book addresses the core issues of hate speech, speech in public schools, academic freedom and internet speech in an accessible, readable way and is a must-read for all who care about ensuring the future of our democracy.
Education, prevention and serious regulation of pharma and the chemical and industrial food industries — that’s the only way to reduce the chronic diseases that drive so much health care expense now.
The New Yorker does not mention the steady demise or sale of local and regional papers and broadcasters that has undermined Vermont’s media landscape for several decades, and has been most destructive in the last few years.
We need a Legislature that is made up of elected Vermonters from all walks of life, as expressed in the full range of diversities — racial, gender, geographic and economic.
Vermont and New Hampshire are the only remaining states in the nation that still have a two-year term for governor.
I look at the issue of policing and public safety from a different perspective, one rooted in traditional Vermont thrift. Does the greater Burlington area, from Milton to Richmond and Charlotte really need ten police, fire and rescue departments?