Energy Op-Ed

“Propane Protection Laws” Will Go Away When Propane Does

An article in VT Digger today trumpets, “Attorney general reminds Vermonters of propane protection laws as snow, cold continue.” In Vermont, propane fuel dealers are required by law to deliver to customers, even if the customer isn’t up to date with paying all their past bills. We don’t let people freeze to death – if you Read More…

Op-Ed

Many young Vermonters unaware of Holocaust

January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. According to a 2020 study from the Claims Conference, an alarming number of individuals from age 18 to 39 know little about the Holocaust, and young Vermonters are little different in this regard. The Claims Conference has advocated for Jewish Holocaust survivors since 1951, distributing $90 billion in Read More…

Op-Ed

Woke hush money in Vermont?

In early June, a Vermont high school student who spoke out against toxic Critical Race Theory in his school was summarily dismissed from his position as a lifeguard for the school.  The brave and articulate student had dared state a fact that his town found intolerable: “This is why we have fifth-graders coming home and saying they wish Read More…

Op-Ed Sports & Outdoors

Media Bias is Obvious When it Comes to Gun

By Eric Davis In a recent opinion piece published by VT Digger, author Jon Margolis once again took up the torch of the victim disarmament crusade by using his platform to bash Vermont’s rural, gun owning population over their campaign to create “Second Amendment Sanctuary” towns in a symbolic attempt to bring awareness to the Read More…

Business & Economics Op-Ed

Act 250 and the Perfect Climate Conscious State

In January 2019 the commission to review and update Act 250 presented a well written report. Its recommendations are now the subject of 94-page bill (H.926) to dramatically reshape the state’s land use and development act. On the plus side, in light of its 50 years in force, Act 250 was certainly due, or overdue, Read More…

Op-Ed

In Our New Year Pt2

Last time I offered a sobering New Year’s assessment of the inevitable effects on our currency of steadily increasing national debt, and how this will cause inflation and increased interest rates. These twin mathematical villains care not for human comfort, let alone for the crushing blow this will inflict on struggling Americans. America is not Read More…

Op-Ed

Upside-down Justice Makes Vermonters Less Free

There is a push in Vermont to “decarcerate” in the name of “Restorative Justice.” Even some prosecutors argue that most people should never be incarcerated. This effort originates from the Left, which concurrently seeks to criminalize new categories of behaviors, and thereby threaten law-abiding citizens who have done no wrong with incarceration. Last fall in Read More…

Op-Ed

In Our New Year Pt1

Of course I wish that Americans will become more loving and tolerant toward one another in this new year’s time of renewal. But given the ongoing toxicity of our nation’s (and state’s) political environment, that hope — and it’s inherent optimism — may be unrealistic. Similarly, the reality of our current plight as human beings Read More…

Op-Ed

Vermont’s Criminal Legislators Soften Criminal Laws

Vermont aspires to be the first in the nation to try new things, even if it means turning common sense upside-down. Recent Vermont proposals to impose a carbon tax and legalize gambling, like legalizing cannabis, are unapologetically driven by thirst for more tax revenue, even as the state’s economy flounders under the crushing burden of… Read More…

Hot! Op-Ed

The End Of Democracy In Vermont

It’s official: Vermont’s government has been usurped by elitist bureaucrats who have decided that Constitutions, and voting, are annoying impediments to their enlightened oversight. This is not an exaggeration. Bureaucratic agencies have swollen in costs (salaries) and powers in all areas of Vermonters’ lives: farms close, but the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Read More…

Hot! Op-Ed Tax Land

The Worst Democracy-Shredding Bill in Fifty Years

Over the past fifty years I have seen a lot of bills introduced into the Vermont legislature. Of all the bills over all those years, the absolute worst was just introduced in the House, with 87 co-sponsors (all Democratic and Progressive). It’s titled the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA, H.688). The Climate Action Coalition believes Read More…

Op-Ed Statehouse

Sustain The Gun Bill Veto

Last June, Governor Scott vetoed S.169, a bill to impose additional gun restrictions on Vermonters, including a 24 hour waiting period to purchase a handgun. Now, the ball is in the court of the Legislature to decide whether to sustain or override this veto. As the Governor mentioned in his veto message, it’s imperative we Read More…