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Washington Republicans have often talked about privatizing Medicare. The rich boys club considers Medicare just another welfare-type program that is taking money away from their rich friends. If they … more
By Roy Morrison Donald Trump is clearly not constrained by carefully calibrated norms and practices that have governed U.S.- China policy. Was the telephone call with Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, a thoughtless gaffe, or carefully calculated? … more
By Henry Homeyer Traditionally, farmers pruned their apple trees in late winter, but there is no reason not to do so now. Trees are dormant, and we've finished weeding and raking, so most of us should have time to work on our trees. Pick a … more
By Scott AronowitzEditor's Note: This op-ed was updated on Dec. 7 to include new information.For the second time in 16 years, the presidential candidate who won the popular vote lost the Electoral College vote, and many are once again calling for … more
By Bob Engel I have a friend and colleague who fell a couple of weeks ago. He's in his 90s and has cracked his pelvis as a result of the "crash." Years ago, he announced to me that he was an old man - this because he had fallen for the first … more
By Jody Normandeau There have been so many news articles recently, all, I believe, slanted by administration and top state officials. There are a lot of other views to this school merging issue but unfortunately citizens do not have the same … more
By Arlo Mudgett I was probably 6 years old when I first strapped on downhill skis. We lived on a hill in Chester and the front yard went from Dodge Road to High Street, it was all open, plenty steep, and fun to ski if you didn't mind the hike … more
By Becca Balint In the weeks since Election Day, a few friends have said that although they are terribly disappointed, they did not see this political loss any differently from when George W. Bush was elected or when a photogenic … more
One of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters' priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming … more
By Arlo Mudgett Each week I send a copy of this column to my next door neighbor, Raymond B. Hitchcock. Sadly, Raymond passed this morning after a long battle with ALS. I will think of Ray every time that I send this column to the newspaper, … more
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