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As we see the end of the 2018 Legislative Session approaching rapidly, legislators are very conscious of the remaining time and the desire to get our work done. This is the second year of the … more
Usually divisive issues are the last thing people want to talk about. For example, the class divide is at the root of so many stresses and conflicts in our society, but in our regular interactions … more
I don't think my adoptive dad really liked guns. He had them, he carried one every day for years, but when it came to actually handling them he was deadly serious and we knew that he was not to be … more
Yesterday I had the great good fortune of being a guest lecturer in a class at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The topic was civic engagement and how to be more mindful in that work. … more
I like clementines. When I first started enjoying them they all seemed to come from Spain or Morocco. I wasn't really sure what they were, but unlike oranges, I could eat a lot of them and not get … more
This Saturday, I will be holding three Senior Town Meetings: a breakfast meeting in Montpelier, a lunch meeting in Newport, and an early dinner meeting in St. Albans. I hope you can join me to get an … more
If you want to try to understand how dysfunctional our American political system is you might look at why it has been so hard for anyone to find a way to make a dent in the obscenely overpriced … more
It would seem that over the past couple weeks the Senate has done nothing but deal with the issue of guns. While we have indeed passed some gun legislation bills, we have done other things as well. … more
Education of our young people is one of the most important obligations of our democracy. And a funding system that enables school district voters throughout the state to make thoughtful budget … more
It's truly incredible when you stop and think about it, that tiny percentages of people control the masses. Well the masses are complacent, they're comfortable, and they can't be bothered. When … more
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