Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin was expecting trouble after the November 2020 presidential election. Raskin and his Democratic colleagues in Congress anticipated that former President Donald Trump would try to subvert the results and try to derail Congress’s normally pro-forma certification of President Joe Biden’s election
Vermont Conversation: Journalist Jeff Sharlet on America's ‘slow civil war’
If there is a conspiracy theory or far-right group, Sharlet has probably hung out with its followers.
Vermont Conversation: The endangered ski bum
Vermont is filled with ski bums past and present who live for powder days.
The Deeper Dig: In the forest, a patch of common ground
Amid heated debate over what’s best for forests — and people who rely on them — one Vermont proposal seeks to balance “forever wild” with active forest management.
Vermont Conversation: ‘Skiing saved my son’s life’
In a desperate attempt to connect with his troubled son, Ryan’s father, Rob, took his son skiing at a small Massachusetts ski area. That was the beginning of a transformation for young Ryan.
Best of the Vermont Conversation: Yale professor Timothy Snyder
"Post-truth," Snyder wrote, "is pre-fascism."
Vermont Conversation: Middlebury President Laurie Patton on divestment, diversity and resisting censorship
Patton is the first woman to lead Middlebury College in its 223-year history.
The Deeper Dig: What’s happened at Vermont sheriffs’ departments
Several Vermont sheriff departments have come under scrutiny in the past year after drastic turnover, allegations of misconduct or unusual financial activity. Two sheriffs — one former, one recently sworn in — face criminal charges. The Legislature is considering a constitutional amendment to increase oversight.
Vermont Conversation: Red, white and blacklisted: The Red Scare in Hollywood and Vermont
The FBI combed the Green Mountains looking for communists, and the University of Vermont ousted a suspected faculty member.
Vermont Conversation: Kiah Morris continues her fight for justice
Morris has continued to fight back and speak out since resigning her seat as a state representative from Bennington. She stepped down out of concern for the safety of her family, but she has not stepped back.