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    Universal School Choice is the Answer to Property Tax Crisis

    01/22/2015 02:12 PM EST
    Universal School Choice is the Answer to Property Tax Crisis Here's the puzzle the legislature must solve regarding education finance reform: How do you lower the cost of educating our kids so we can cut taxes, while maintaining or improving high 
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    It's A Puzzlement
    01/09/2015 12:43 PM EST - It's A Puzzlement To the Editor: When I finished writing this column, I was perplexed about what I should call it. "Fire, fire, pants on fire" Perhaps? "America has lost its moral moorings?" Certainly a Possibility. Full Story

    Hal DeBona: Happy Days ARE Here Again.
    12/10/2014 11:01 AM EST - Happy days are here again? Are you kidding? You must be crazy! According to a recent Wall Street Journal, 64 percent of the respondents said that we were on the wrong track. Yet despite this dark mood, America is Full Story

    Shame on Vermont –Part 2–Recommendations
    12/10/2014 11:00 AM EST - In a previous column, I alluded to the shame that the Shumlin Administration has incurred by suggesting that the state disengage from having to fund the Vermont Veterans Home with dollars from the Full Story

    Moral America
    12/03/2014 07:44 PM EST - In the 73 years since Pearl Harbor, the U.S. has been at war for 35 years – almost 50 percent of the time. We have been at war in the Middle East since 2003, or 11 straight years. Now we are heavily bombing Syria, ostensibly to obliterate Full Story

    Shame on Vermont
    12/03/2014 07:42 PM EST - Part 1 On Nov. 15, 2014, Governor Shumlin's, Secretary of Administration, Jeb Spaulding, submitted a 19 page report, "Review of the Vermont Veterans Home In Response to 2014 Act 179". In essence the report suggested a better way of funding the Full Story

    Hayden Dublois: Welfare Worries - Vermont's Burdensome Benefits
    11/28/2014 12:25 PM EST - Welfare Worries: Vermont's Burdensome Benefits Among several of the crises that materialized at the Vermont Department of Children and Families (DCF) this year, one that didn't make headlines was our state's hidden welfare troubles, which no one Full Story

    John McClaughry: The Coming Administrative State
    11/28/2014 12:23 PM EST - The Vermont Administrative State is again on the march. The Administrative State is one where many functions of government are centralized and controlled by state agencies and boards, and ever fewer are retained under the democratic control of Full Story

    Shopping Small, Giving Thanks
    11/25/2014 09:15 AM EST - Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, relaxation and contemplating all the things that we tend too often to overlook or fail to appreciate. More on that in a moment. It's also a time for more earthly delights and pleasures -- like family dining and Full Story

    Nonprofit Boards Can Be Toxic
    11/25/2014 09:14 AM EST - Boards of trustees of Vermont nonprofit institutions are in the headlines of the Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald and VTDigger — and for the wrong reasons — such as — "Burlington College Falters, Vermont AG Sorrell Sues Emerge Full Story

    Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day. Full Story