Walt Amses: Tomahawk diplomacy

Last week’s attack on a Syrian airfield sent the clear message that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles are worth a thousand words of dissembling from Donald Trump to distract from alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia to swing the election.

Jaiel Pulskamp: The economics of climate change

At the People’s Climate March, I will join hundreds of thousands to march against a system that exploits the Earth and its creatures, that exploits workers and engenders injustice.

Bob Stannard: Which way did he go, George?

The massive fighting vessel USS Carl Vinson sailed for days … in the wrong direction.

Barry Lawson: Conservatives’ carbon dividend plan merits consideration

The Climate Leadership Council is trying rally global opinion leaders around a climate solution based on so-called carbon dividends.

Stephanie Seguino: Racial woes in South Burlington

We live segregated lives in America and here in Vermont, too. But because of that, it is hard for white people to see how racial animosity and bias traumatize members of our community.

Randy George: Leave program a benefit for small businesses, employees

It is far too expensive for most small businesses to afford to pay people for up to 12 weeks while they are not working.

Robert Holland: David vs. Goliath at the Green Mountain Care Board

The prize was a certificate of need, the go-ahead from the Green Mountain Care Board to build the Green Mountain Surgery Center.

Monica Donovan: In Vermont, sensibility trumps fear-mongering

In an uncertain political era full of frightening headlines, it’s all too easy for detractors to paint marijuana as the gateway drug lurking in alleyways and on street corners.

Rick Wackernagel: 1 cent/gallon carbon pollution tax would go far

A tax of $1 per metric ton of carbon dioxide would cost less than 1 cent per gallon of gasoline and generate about $5 million per year.

Dan Hoxworth: Fighting poverty and climate change through transportation efficiency

Making transportation more efficient is a way to put more money in the pockets of Vermonters who need it most.

Paul Manganiello: Vermont not immune to gun violence

Will universal background checks eliminate gun violence? Probably not. But it will reduce it.

Richard Bell & Jock Gill: Shifting values and beliefs

We are facing a spiritual crisis that will determine whether or not we can solve the environmental crisis facing us.

Don Keelan: Let’s give back the $1.2 million

I would hope that I am not the only one who is bewildered by the recent announcement that Bennington’s United Counseling Services has been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant to provide child care services to families at risk in Bennington County.

Greg Guma: Memories of Vermont’s first Earth Day

Vermont had recently adopted what was lauded as the most effective package of environmental controls in the country, a model for other states.