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    • Governor Douglas in Iraq

      Account of Senator Obama's visit to Vermont, where he does a public event, and a private fundraiser, for Sanders.
      Vermont's Republican Gov. Jim Douglas made an unannounced visit to the Iraq war zone this week. Word came Tuesday morning shortly after 8:30 from gubernatorial…
    • Will Vermont Impeach George W. Bush?

      Several town meetings in Vermont pass resolutions calling for Bush's impeachment. Sanders thinks ousting the president would be a distraction, and there are legal problems with the strategy.
      That's right: Will our little state's legislature, sitting under Montpelier's golden dome, impeach the most dangerous, dishonest and incompetent president the United States of America…
    • Relatively Young

      Sanders passes out at the funeral service of a Vermonter soldier, raising questions about his health.
      When yours truly first caught Wilson Ring's AP story late on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, time stood still for a few moments. Independent Rep. Bernie…
    • From Alice to ... Jack?

      Seven Days directs readers to Four Amendments and a Funeral, an eye-opening Rolling Stone article in which Matt Taibbi follows Sanders around the Capitol.
      Where can you hear Garth Brooks, AC/DC and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the same sound session? On your own idiosyncratic iPod, for sure.…
    • Bernie's Hot Streak

      With Sanders fully committed to a Senate run, he starts getting recognition for his work on many big issues, from protecting personal library records to restricting the Import-Export Bank.
      Great timing by the Republican National Senatorial Committee, eh? The RNSC began its official involvement in the 2006 Vermont U.S. Senate race by putting out…
    • Summer in Vermont

      Peter Freyne castigates WCAX for continuing to abuse and ignore Sanders and his newsworthy work.
      If you've been having a hard time lately keeping current American history out of your mind, this week won't be any easier. That's because another…
    • The Lusty Month of May!

      Senator Jim Jeffords announces he will not run for reelection. As expected, Sanders immediately enters into race.
      Tra la! It's here. That shocking time of year. When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear!" Yes, indeed. It's "The Lusty Month of May,"…
    • Will Miller, 1940-2005

      In a tribute to the late Will Miller, Ron Jacobs remembers protests in Sanders' office during NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and Kosovo.
      A very good friend and an inspiration to thousands of activists, radicals, revolutionaries and thinkers died last week. He was a teacher and a student…
    • Taxing the Fourth Estate

      In a larger arts piece, Susan Green describes Sanders' past as a film strip producer.
      Back in the 1970s, before Bernie Sanders became the Mayor of Burlington and then Vermont's sole U.S. Congressman, he was a filmmaker. His résumé includes…
    • Vermont's Journalism Joke

      In a momentous error, the Burlington Free Press wrongly accuses Sanders of getting pork for Walmart to locate in St. Albans. Turns out the earmark was for a different part of the city.
      The phone lines lit up Friday morning as political folk from Vermont to Foggy Bottom read the blistering attack editorial in The Burlington Free Press…
    • Black and Blue

      Sanders gets a mention in Ken Picard's report on Vermonters at an IBM stockholder meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.
      It's a long, slow escalator ride up to the fifth floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, a cavernous glass and steel structure in downtown…
    • The Prog Prognosis

      The future of the Progressive Party is unclear, while its relationship to Sanders remains distant but cordial.
      Vermont Progressives have managed to build the most successful third party in the United States since Bernie Sanders' first mayoral victory in Burlington nearly a…
    • ABC22 Post Mortem

      Sanders commends Howard Dean for his brilliant campaign and for realizing that, after 12 years as governor of the state of Vermont... he really is a Progressive!
      The lights are out in the Ch. 22 news department. WVNY-TV pulled the plug last week. After giving it the old college try for four…
    • Back to the Jungle

      Sanders and the other two members of the Vermont congressional delegation oppose the war in Iraq.
      We pause in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the following announcement from the White House: Diplomacy is for wimps. In the new millennium,…
    • "Old Grudges and Notions of Political Purity"

      Sanders is reportedly unhappy that his mayoral successor, Peter Clavelle, is seeking the Democratic endorsement in his reelection bid. Vermont and Burlington politics are changing slowly, and Bernie's history hangs over much of it.
      Vermont's fledgling Progressive Party reached a major crossroads this week. One road leads to an ongoing political civil war between Progressives and Democrats. The other…
    • Moment of Truth

      Bill Meub, Bernie's Republican challenger, crashes the congressman's press conference on agricultural issues. Sanders staffer says a gentleman doesn't behave this way.
      As this edition of Seven Days hits the street Wednesday, nurses at Vermont's largest hospital — and at its satellite outposts across the state —…
    • No Way, José

      Sanders rails against IBM, while the Burlington City Council approves naming North Beach after Bernie.
      With each day it becomes clearer that the greatest threat to America post 9/11 is not Osama bin Laden. No, the greatest threat to America,…

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