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Shortly after Gov. Phil Scott took office, I published an editorial praising our new chief executive. With Scott, unlike our president, I believed we could focus policy prescriptions and gear up for battles over ideas not ideologies grounded in half … more
The individual and collective psyches of too many of us have been subjected to a constant barrage these past few months, a barrage of White House bullets that is wearing us down. As much as we try to ignore the almost hourly news flashes of yet … more
A major scamming effort is underway targeting Medicare recipients and those eligible for services. The attack is being mounted on three fronts — mail, phone, and internet and includes multiple tactics. Why are con artists attracted? Medicare … more
Having lived in Venezuela for 10 years during my late teens, I've always thought and felt I was Venezuelan. I finished high school there and went to college there. These were professionally and emotionally formative years for me, so they contributed … more
I just got back from the Middle East and boy are my arms tired.The next person that tells me that people with a lot of money are smart because they were able to make all that money or the next person that tells me a college education makes you … more
The sudden political struggle over health insurance for unionized teachers isn't over but some useful lessons are emerging.This struggle was triggered by a provision of ObamaCare called "the Cadillac tax". Starting in 2018, plans with premiums of … more
The 2017 Legislative Session continued this past week because of a difference of opinion between the Legislature and the Scott Administration on public school employees' health care. At the very end of the Session, the governor announced that he … more
Living many miles from any kind of municipal water system means having your own water source. Mine happens to be an Artesian well. This drilled well has a depth of just 40 feet, which has proven to be more than adequate on our steep side hill … more
Along with California, the New England states can drive home positive action to tackle climate change. With the Trump administration in Washington rolling back federal protections, it is more important than ever for states, communities and … more
The Legislature continues in session overtime as a major fight about fairness in our education system continues to unfold. Despite the dramatic headlines about the "assault" on employees and "stripping" collective bargaining away from school … more
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