In no way did I expect to feel like this. Driving north on Interstate 93, headed to drop off Dehlia at school followed on all sides by rain and fog and rain, my windshield wipers barely keeping up with any of it, I’m fine.

In 1940, Alice Duer Miller wrote a beautiful epic poem called “The White Cliffs.” An American who had married a British man just prior to World War I, she soon lost her husband serving a country that wasn’t hers.

Imagine, for a moment, you are a developer living in Phoenix, Ariz. Let’s say you want to build a complex with 100 rental apartment units to accommodate the city’s growing workforce, targeted …

American democracy faced a very real threat from the Trump presidency — and not just from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

As President Joe Biden pulled back our military presence in Afghanistan, we bore witness to the daily bravery and terror present in the lives of our service members and their allies abroad.

Lots to unpack in Deb Bucknam’s Orwellian commentary, “When it comes to racism, Democrats lead the charge,” Aug. 19, 2021.

Vermont Democratic Party Chair Bruce Olsson published a commentary recently proclaiming yet again that Republicans are racist. This is particularly rich since the Democratic Party is the oldest and most enduring racist political party in history, and its racism continues to this day.

Donald Trump lost the 2020 elections fair and square. The one label this morally bankrupt man cannot handle is “loser.” He believes that he must win at everything at all costs. The cost of his defeat might well be our democracy.

In today’s ruthless, global, cut-throat business environment, it is refreshing and impressive to see Ben & Jerry’s accentuation on social justice causes as a foundation for maintaining brand integrity and corporate core values, as well as improving the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally.

As Vermonters, we are fortunate to have a state government that believes voting is a right, not a privilege. One that takes seriously the constitutional command to carefully protect the right to vote, the right from which all other rights flow.

The Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance chose to make voting and voting rights — their history, the struggles to attain this right and exercise it and the vigilance and advocacy necessary to preserve and expand them — the centerpiece of its upcoming event Hard Won, Not Done: Voting Matters on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m. on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier.

I am one of many whose views on abortion have evolved over the years — once supportive or at least tolerant, but now opposed. Had you asked me during my first years after college if I believed…


Like most Vermonters, back in January when the governor asked us to get vaccinated, I took his request seriously and signed up for my first shot using the state’s website. By the end of Februa…

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