We became acquainted with bright, ambitious, open, friendly people caught between two worlds — the isolated, rural, medieval world of traditional Afghanistan and the beckoning opportunities of the modern world.
Wolff’s new book traces his family’s remarkable history, which was shaped directly and forever by the cataclysmic rise and fall of Nazi Germany.
Twenty years ago, the campaign for marriage equality gave rise to an atmosphere like the one we are witnessing today that included threats, intimidation and vile language. Yet political leaders and ordinary citizens exhibited uncommon courage. It is a lesson for us today.
As the pandemic and political unrest shadowed his inauguration, Vermont’s governor exemplifies true leadership.
Time and its transience are often in our thoughts at New Year’s, and these streamside rock piles seem to be, among other things, modest monuments to the passage of time.
Addison County and all of Vermont can start by recognizing the racism that exists in our own neighborhood. “It is not only a phenomenon of the South,” Mac said. “And that is important for people to understand, especially in Vermont.”
The approach of Election Day 2020 allows us to take stock of this discrete period — a four-year interval that will stand out either as a hideous anomaly in American history or as prelude to a disaster of deepening global consequences.
The farms and forests of Vermont will survive this year, mostly, but multiple years in a row of drought conditions could spell trouble for the region.
It is political hypocrisy to bemoan the presence of this class of second-class citizens, while allowing businesses, including farms, to take advantage of them.
Phil Scott is proving that he is the rare sort of politician for whom duty is more important than self-interest.
Sanders must do something never asked of him before. He has to embrace moderate voters — whether he emerges as the candidate or Joe Biden does.
It is not new for Vermonters to split their tickets, electing liberal members of Congress while supporting Republican governors.
The governor’s brand of political forbearance extends not just to young activists who fear for the planet, but also to Democrats whose ideas to address the issue get the same genial brush-off he gave the protesters.
A morality tale laying bare the injustice of great wealth next to great poverty resonates strongly during this dark season.