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This being an election year, we hear about all sorts of worrisome trends in Vermont — its aging and shrinking population, its lack of affordable housing, and the way those factors are dragging … more
Opening hostilities in the Great Trade War have begun. Last Friday President Donald Trump's long-threatened tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese-made imports kicked in, and the enemy shows no … more
Gov. Phil Scott may have blinked first on Monday night by deciding to let a budget that raised non-residential property tax rates become law. But he did so in recognition that the avoidable and … more
On June 19, U.S. officials announced their intention to withdraw the country from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This was not surprising, given that the Trump administration has made clear … more
Ever since January of last year, the nation has endured President Donald Trump's debasement of the highest office in the land. Through it all, his base — wooed by his careful nurturing of its … more
We were pleased to learn Friday that U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, will be traveling to Texas this weekend to see for himself the unspeakable cruelty that is being inflicted on Mexican children … more
It's long been clear that Donald Trump's family foundation, the Trump Foundation, is not a generous and ethical charity, but just another of his grifts. He branded it the way he brands his buildings, … more
Democrats hoping to make health care a centerpiece of midterm election campaigns just got a gift from the Trump administration. Not only has the Justice Department declined to defend the Affordable … more
Commodities tariffs, when imposed properly and judiciously, can be a potent weapon for enforcing trade policy and fairness. However, the slightest shift of breeze could turn it against its users. … more
Earlier this week, State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe sent Gov. Phil Scott a politely worded but fairly scathing rebuke of Scott's announced intention to veto the budget and tax bill approved by … more
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