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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about who counts, quite literally, in the eyes of the federal government. How many representatives the various states get in Congress for the decade … more
The departure of Bennington College president Mariko Silver after six years at the helm comes when small liberal arts colleges are at a crossroads. Silver, who has led Bennington since 2013, has been … more
Recent news stories about access to health care, nationally and in Vermont, point to the continuing folly of treating health care as a for-profit industry making massive amounts of money for the … more
Southern Vermont, especially the Bennington region, has paid a high price for the release of PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances), such as PFOA, into its environment. A bill approved by the state House … more
In the slaughterhouses where pigs are reduced to their constituent parts, the disassembly lines carry about 1,100 pigs per hour — a new carcass every three seconds. For decades, the federal … more
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's request for President Trump's tax returns has put the White House back on its heels. The reaction — ranging from stalling to belligerence … more
President Donald Trump has offered a number of rationalizations for his antipathy toward immigrants, the latest of which is "our country is full." Tell that to Idaho or Montana. Or Detroit. Or for … more
Our nation, President Donald Trump has been saying, is "full."This is complete nonsense. It's an ahistorical, anti-American view that demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding not only of basic … more
Have you completed your tax return yet? Considering that today is the deadline to send in your return, and perhaps a check made out to the IRS, now might be a good time to start. As for the prospect … more
The past few weeks in southern Vermont have seen a sudden outbreak of drug-related law enforcement headlines. In Brattleboro, police shut down suspected "drug houses" and made multiple arrests. In … more

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