When it comes to public subsidies of arts and culture, the federal agencies that the president is targeting are all but inconsequential.
Vermonters might have to consider the possibility that if thousands of new residents could be wooed, the vast majority might opt for Chittenden County.
A new data analysis ranks Vermont the 10th “best” state, based largely on some big-ticket items: public safety, health care and education.
What has happened when students and faculty try to stop someone from speaking is that: (1) the speaker speaks anyway; (2) to a larger crowd; (3) making him a bigger draw on the lecture circuit; (4) making the college and the faculty that tried to prevent the speech look like would-be totalitarians.
For all the enthusiasm (and intense if minimal opposition) it has generated, S.79, the Scott administration’s immigration bill, doesn’t do much.
Small startups have a better chance of surviving and prospering in Vermont than in most other states.
Two groups — right and left — take entirely different views of Vermont economic data. Neither is accurate.
It’s not yet clear if the numbers in the governor’s bold plan for education spending add up, but they do count for something.
Remember Occupy Wall Street? It had a catchy name and a great opening sentence: “We are the 99 percent.” But it never found a second sentence.
The debate over an ethics commission rightly comes down to appearances.
The state does comparatively well on measures such as health, life expectancy and affluence. But the gloom and doom caucus looks at demographic trends and sees only evidence of something wrong.
Scott’s plans are likely to be complicated by the decisions of President Trump, the Republican Congress and by two new leaders in the Legislature, Sen. Pro Tem Tim Ashe and House Speaker Mitzi Johnson.
Maybe Trump and his followers, with their blatant indifference to fact, have the better grasp of the future.
Vermonters should ponder the possibility that Trump and his allies are the wave of the future.