Editorials

Our Opinion: A new (bleak) era is dawning in climate change

With a new crop of anthropomorphic global climate change deniers about to take control of every facet of the Unites States government, it might be time to review why they can sound so smart but are still very wrong. In late 2016, Stephan …

Our Opinion: It's about profit and religion, not accountability

If you need an example of how not to prepare for a Senate confirmation hearing, look no further than Betsy DeVos, the president-elect's pick to be the next secretary of education, who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and …

Our Opinion: Britain embarks upon its own new path

With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures …
Letters
Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:I wanted to thank those who set up and served the Charlie Slade Christmas breakfast, as it was good and nice to have.— Carol Owen,West Brattleboro, Jan. 2Editor of the Reformer:On behalf of the family of Grace Beverly …

Letter: Reasons to support Trump

Editor of the Reformer:There are a lot of things to dislike about Trump. In just the first minute of one speech this summer, he advocated a flat income tax and three other things just as bad for the 99 percent (while getting cheered wildly by a …

Letter: Representing the interests of the wealthy

Editor of the Reformer:A study by political scientists Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University examined a data set of 1,779 policy issues and found the United States overwhelmingly represents the interests of the …

Letter: Solidarity Sister

Editor of the Reformer:As many have noted, unprecedented numbers of people across the country and across the globe are moved to organize marches and vigils in reaction to the inauguration of Donald Trump. The Women's March in Washington this …

Letter: The right action by the town

Editor of the Reformer: Thank you for your coverage of the Town of Brattleboro's involvement in purchasing net metering credits on ("Brattleboro Settles Solar Suit," Jan. 12). I think this is an important issue for the town because of the potential …

Letter: Not the best way to call for unity

Editor of the Reformer:Given how polarized our country is now, it is more important than ever to listen and understand other people's different opinions. So, I started reading Mr Tudda's Letter to the Editor of 1/13/17 with curiosity wanting to …

Letter: Trump deserves applause

Editor of the Reformer:I watched the first half hour of PBS's "Command and Control" recently, about our nuclear weapons industry, and at the end of that half hour, I was astonished that there is still a planet called Earth and any beings still …

Letter: Revolutionary acts needed

Editor of the Reformer:A bumper sticker says, "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." While the atmosphere of deceit appears to be universal at present, it may not be. It is, however, quite rampant and alarming. In …

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Notes from Montpelier: Farm to Plate success; a visit to Angola State Prison

This week, we continued with orientation testimony and had a presentation of the Farm to Plate (F2P) Annual Report by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. Much has been written about F2P, created in 2009, and the news just keeps getting …

Brenda Siegel: We must rise up and defend compassion

Yesterday a man was inaugurated as President of the United States, who deserves nothing of the sort. This man seeks to take away health care, arts funding, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, humanities funding, Woman's health care …

Commentary: The future of circus is bright

By Serenity Smith ForchionElsie and I are deeply saddened by the news Ringling Brothers will close its doors for the last time this spring after 146 years. Many people tell us about the thrill of going to the circus as children — it was a …

Alimony laws in dire need of reform

By Rick FlemingThe men and women of Vermont Alimony Reform brought the issue of antiquated spousal support and maintenance laws to the attention of the Legislature when we testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last spring.According to the …

Commentary: S.6 would erode our sacred rights

By Joe BenningGuns Again? Recently a constituent said she couldn't understand why I was against universal background checks for gun transfers. It seemed like an ideal opening to demonstrate how I respond to proposed legislation. All legislators take …

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