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I define talking-point morons as people who hear the same thing over and over again and repeat it like it's some sort of fact — people who have visceral reactions to one subject and basing your … more
So far, much of Vermont's debate about carbon taxes has focused on a general dislike of taxes, a desire to pay less, or on unachievable notions of "fairness." Here I hope to re-focus the discussion … more
The House Agriculture and Forestry Committee spent time this past week introducing and working on H.663, a Rural Enterprise Development Bill. We worked on a similar bill last year but decided to make … more
A "for profit" or "private" prison, as evident in the name is designed to make a profit. What are they profiting on? People. They are profiting on the buying and selling of human beings. They have … more
Generally, I am not a great football fan but for some reason the annual Army-Navy game catches my attention, not so much for the football but for the fact that the young players will be entering the … more
I was a Boy Scout before things got all political with the organization.Just to get the controversial stuff out of the way right up front, I never could see any problem with gays being Boy Scouts or … more
The Vermont Public Utility Commission has been undertaking proceedings on the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The town of Vernon, eager to create a path forward, has concluded the … more
You say you want a revolution? Well it's certainly in the air, and creating profound change to business as usual. #MeToo was like the shot heard 'round the world, really the primal scream of women, … more
I can't actually recall when I first heard of Dr. King. Certainly, I watched his "I Have a Dream Speech" as a young girl in the 1970s and saw the inspiring newsreels from the 1963 March on Washington. And I read picture books about him when Black History … more
When I read the new directive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that came down through the Trump administration requiring a certain segment of the Medicaid population to work … more
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