Thousands of rioters — encouraged by President Trump — violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. Five Americans are dead and many thousands more will now live with the post-traumatic stress from hiding as the angry mob attacked.
Today I saw a picture of a busload of Vermonters on their way to Washington, D.C. They were Donald Trump supporters who remain convinced that his election was stolen.
This week I have been haunted by this phrase, HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME from T.S. Eliot’s epic poem, The Wasteland. This phrase conveys a sense of urgency for needed changes in an uncertain and confusing world in turmoil. Using this phrase as a lens, we can review our experiences during the p…
People have asked me how the Journal is doing. The quick answer is that thanks to you we are handling the pandemic better than we thought possible, but, frankly, things remain fragile.
Our advocacy will include pushing for support in the form of adjustments to alcohol-related regulations, consent legislation to ensure restaurants have approval over third-party apps that offer restaurant delivery, and reform of Vermont’s short-term rental regulations, including through the establishment of a short-term rental registry.
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives. We are all suffering on so many levels and the uncertainty of what lies ahead takes a toll. While news of the vaccine brings us hope, it will be months or more before we are safe.
The surging epidemic is narrowing our vision, causing us to overlook positive events. Medical advances, unintended consequences on our behavior, and anticipated changes in travel and politics are developments worthy of our attention.
As can be seen by our most recent elections, the right side of the political aisle has been quite successful in “weaponizing” language to characterize its opponents. Their slippery slope? Democrats beget progressives and liberals, who beget socialists, who beget communists. Or as they say, “…
I don’t wish to disturb Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s plans to acquire the former Southern Vermont College, but wouldn’t it be much better as President Donald Trump’s Presidential Library?
Consider this: let’s say you live in the small town of Cambridge, in rural Lamoille County. In Cambridge, you have one elected state representative the voters send to the Vermont House of Representatives, and one elected state senator to represent the county in the Vermont Senate. So, in tot…
It is with great honor that we have been able to continue our work to help support a healthy community and it is with great pleasure we thank our programming partners that have supported us and given so much of themselves to supporting the people of southern Vermont.
Many years ago, in a far-off place called high school, my history teacher recommended that we read the US tax code — not to learn about taxes, but as a political document. Back then, I didn’t understand what he meant. Now I do.
I try not to venture too far into personal territory in this column and, beyond my occasional lapses into my fascination with the Titanic disaster and missing Tammy Wynette, I think I usually succeed. Truth be told, I don’t lead the kind of life that fires peoples’ imagination, but I’m in my…
The clock is ticking down on the most disastrous presidency this nation has ever endured. The Trump administration will end. It's time to move on.
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: Now that the holiday season is behind us once again (can you believe how fast the year has gone?), the Interfaith Council wishes to thank all those who participated in our annual Holiday Project.
To the Editor: An Open Letter to Senators Hawley, Cruz et.al. Jan. 7.
To the Editor: In the aftermath of last week’s deeply unsettling attack on our American democracy, the Jewish communities of Vermont stand together with people of good conscience to vehemently oppose mob rule, violence, and racist and antisemitic hatred.
To the Editor: I am outraged and disgusted by the statements Vermont State Police Sgt. Lucas Hall posted to his Facebook account in support of the insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol building last week.
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