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When we bought our home in Guilford in 1980 crime was not something we thought about. We never locked our front door and we never worried about some of the more seedy elements of society invading our … more
My decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by the most popular politician in the country required a lot of thought. Perhaps this would end my political career before it began. Luckily … more
It's bad enough that those of us who use prescription drugs have to pay the highest prices in the world because our government leaders will not bite the hand that feeds them. We don't have to look … more
As Secretary of Education for two governors, I took affordability seriously. That's why I wrote school boards last October to encourage them to manage ratios, and why I supported districts like … more
Did you receive any of these email messages: "We recently detected that a different computer user has attempted to access your account" or "Due to recent violations of security, we ask you to visit … more
From texts, emails, calls and coffee shop conversations over the past month, I've gleaned a number of burning questions from constituents about the ongoing budget standoff. The first, most important … more
If you pay income or real estate taxes in Vermont, you are like an insurance company. You are insuring, with your taxes, the retirement pension and healthcare benefit promises made to state employees … more
The rise of closed-mindedness in this country should be of grave concern to anyone who values democracy. From the breakdown in bipartisanship in Congress, to the segregation of our media into … more
Most of us have them. Areas in our judgment or decision-making ability, or lack thereof, where we just don't seem to learn. Some men always seem to choose the wrong kind of woman, or some women are … more
One could make the argument that choosing books over bombs would stop of a lot of the intolerance that seems to amp up the bomb culture. After all, if the population is largely comprised of … more
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