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Ah, the harbingers of spring in Vermont. Look: You can see the steam rising from sugaring houses; as maple sugar crews scurry to harvest sap, it climbs high into the trees with rising temperatures. … more
The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill banning single-use, carryout plastic bags (i.e., grocery bags), foam containers and plastic straws, with some exceptions. That's bound to … more
When does vile turn into violent, and what is the government supposed to do about it? Those are vexing questions in any society, and they are especially troublesome in a country dedicated to free … more
The federal government released a report last week that came to a striking conclusion: More than 80 percent of the roughly 2 million people struggling with opioid addiction in the United States are … more
Health insurance has been in flux for more than 15 years. Changes to Medicare created a much bigger role for private firms in covering seniors starting in 2006. The Affordable Care Act expanded … more
Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, and yet we have a president who is taking us in the wrong direction. He withdrew our country from the Paris climate accords. He is expanding … more
After nearly two years of waiting, Americans have some preliminary answers about Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday revealed that special counsel … more
It may be true that the closure of small private colleges in Vermont is the leading edge of a market correction — a reckoning for an economic sector that for years somehow survived despite … more
During a campaign visit to Lebanon last week, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey discussed, among other things, the plight of rural America and what could be done to help. This is good politics, because … more
The Federal Reserve is sufficiently concerned about the health of the economy that it has hit the pause button on further interest rate increases, and rightly so. The Fed left its bench mark interest … more

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