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As the midterm elections approach, one thing is clear: Neither the Trump administration nor Congress has done enough to deter Russia and other hostile foreign powers from interfering in the U.S. … 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
The three days of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that concluded on Thursday were less a showcase for Kavanaugh, who delivered a steady, if evasive, performance, than a … more
How essential is a free press to Vermont? So essential that when Vermont's founding fathers convened upstairs at Elijah West's Windsor Tavern in July 1777 to agree to a Constitution for the brand-new … more
State Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, the only African-American woman in the Vermont Legislature, has decided not to run for re-election to the state House.Rep. Morris has recently been subjected to … more
On Aug. 1, 2016, Sen. Patrick Leahy visited Manchester and Bennington during his campaign for re-election. His arrival kicked off a nine-day tour in which he set out to touch base in every county in … more
When the news broke last week that former Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent and Manchester resident Dan French had been appointed secretary of education, local educators and school … 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
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
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
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