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For all but the recent fraction of their history, the challenge facing humans was finding enough food to survive. That remains a problem for about 795 million people globally who do not have enough … more
Last week a group of students from Rice High School in South Burlington sued the Vermont Department of Education for denying them access to the state's dual enrollment program that allows high school … more
For years now, Vermont has been fighting an opiate epidemic that has claimed and shattered too many lives. At times it can feel like we're stuck in a sisyphean nightmare, rolling the same stone up … more
It's difficult, quite sad even, to envision a Vermont without a prominent winter sports industry, or the Green Mountains without their trademark blanket of white several months out of the year. These … more
It will not be a question of whether prominent 2020 Democratic presidential candidates favor hiking taxes on the very wealthy. It will be a question of how they propose to do it. Sen. Elizabeth … more
The day will come when the New England Patriots stop tormenting the rest of the teams in the National Football League and their fans, but that day may not come soon. Each year, pundits and … more
President Donald Trump has compared the CIA to Nazis. Now he is attacking the sentinels of American national security as "extremely . . . naive" on Iran, and much else. "They are wrong!" he tweeted … more
Finally, the GOP is calling out a chief executive for his appalling insensitivity on an issue of race: Saturday, via Twitter, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., decried the chief … more
The idea that the United States could withdraw from NATO is surreal.The alliance, now numbering 29 countries, has been the foundation of trans-Atlantic stability and prosperity for seven decades. It … more
The global problem of plastic pollution littering our landscape, our oceans, and even the very food we eat can sometimes seem so monumental and daunting that one is tempted to concede defeat. Where … more

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