Op-Ed

Why Protest?

                I am appalled at all the reasons folks find to protest about something.  It seems to be the ‘thing to do.’  Do we not have something better to do with our time?  Where is all the anger and angst coming from?  Can we be productive and not destructive with our time and energy?                 Read More…

Op-Ed

A Constitutional Amendment for Vermont’s Kids

Vermont has an opportunity to be the first in the nation to enact a constitutional amendment that will enshrine in our constitution equal educational opportunity for Vermont’s kids. The Vermont General Assembly this year has passed a constitutional amendment which provides a model for the Kids First amendment. Proposal 5, the “reproductive liberty” amendment to Read More…

Op-Ed Statehouse

Niceties Aside, It’s an Authoritarian Police State

by Rob Roper In a recent commentary featured on Vermont Digger, Steering Clear of the Shoals of Socialism, David Moats urges his fellow leftists to avoid the negative stereotypes of the socialist label by calling their ideology, of all things, “Democratic Capitalism.” Yeah, nice try! He says, “One way for Democrats to protect themselves from the deeply Read More…

Op-Ed Statehouse

Vermont vs. Georgia Abortion Law

A Stark Contrast that Will End All Abortions in the USA Someday! By Bob Orleck Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, signed legislation on May 6, 2019 that will take effect in July, banning abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law that essentially ends abortion practice in Georgia will help Read More…