If someone doesn’t do something soon, we’ll end up observing the anniversary of a deadly mass shooting every day of the year.
Rep. Gina Galfetti: Vermont heads down the road to a regressive carbon tax
This commentary is by Rep. Gina Galfetti, R-Barre Town. There was no sun in Mudville, as the mighty Gov. Phil Scott had struck out. After a herculean effort by the opposition to stop the implementation of S.5, the (Un) Affordable Heat Act, Scott’s veto was overridden. With members of the majority whipped into line to […]
Elayne Clift: Thoughts about growing older in these challenging times
With age comes a certain clarity. I know who I am, for better or worse. I’m clear about things I feel passionately about, and what I won’t tolerate. I think I’m measurably wiser than I once was.
Lisa Winkler: Why is trapping a sport? Whose rights are infringed by banning it?
Dogs chasing coyotes through the woods and fields is as barbaric as trapping and much more harmful to both the prey and the pursuer.
Jack Hoffman: The child care debate that wasn’t
The push for major investment in child care succeeded because it had broad public support. Those supporters deserved a seat at the table when the discussion turned to taxes.
Robert Wood: Legislature abandons concept of a republic in favor of an overseer state
Madison reasoned that, in a republic, groups (factions) would be forced to negotiate and compromise among themselves, arriving at solutions that would respect the rights of minorities.
Rae Carter: The ‘personal work’ of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Ripples of behavior change by more and more people lead to transformation, healing and evolution for just and liberated organizations, communities and culture.
Brenna Galdenzi: State plans on trapping, coyote hounding are toothless, unenforceable
It is telling that the Fish & Wildlife Department never includes photos of living, trapped animals in its press releases or other communications.
James Baker: These charges against two state troopers are beyond the pale
Already the superior court judge has found no probable cause for the simple assault charge. Why would two prior attorneys generals not bring charges?
Anne Sosin: Homelessness is a crisis of housing and Vermont values
Magical thinking and zero-sum calculations, not facts, have fueled a debate on how many Vermonters to unshelter, not how to best address this crisis.