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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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