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State Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, the only African-American woman in the Vermont Legislature, has decided not to run for re-election to the state House.Rep. Morris has recently been subjected to … more
I stumbled upon a new way to think about the question (on the internet, naturally), in the form of a quietly radical 1998 talk given by the author and cultural critic Neil Postman. The title, "Five … more
Monday's resignation of Seth Frotman, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's student loan ombudsman, should be a scandal of the first order. In an incendiary letter, Frotman claims the bureau's … more
A year ago, Governor Scott created a Climate Action Commission in response to clamor generated by the state's environmental organizations determined to make Vermonters take bold action to defeat the … more
A couple of years ago Washington fell into anaphylactic shock over the high cost of EpiPens, devices that shoot adrenaline into someone having an allergic reaction. But the Trump Administration last … more
Abraham Lincoln said, "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was the real thing, and that … more
How many public school teachers in the United States end up digging into their own pockets to pay for pencils, notebooks and other classroom supplies? Ninety-four percent of them, according to a … more
Stacey Abrams gained national prominence this year when she became the first African American woman to win a major party nomination for governor. If she wins in November, she will make history once … more
Tuesday was the perfect day for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to debut ambitious new legislation designed to combat government corruption. President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen … more
It's that time of year, when students prepare to head back to the classroom. For many taking the next step in higher education, the question is increasingly, "Is it worth it?" Millions of millennials … more
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