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    • Judge of Character

      Op-Ed: Cheryl Hanna contemplates Supreme Justice
      So, rather than worry about whether Judge Sotomayor will be a “reverse-racist” judge, conservatives should really worry that she’ll be a rock star — judicially…
    • In Defense of IRV

      Op-Ed
      There was no talk of “spoilers” in Burlington’s recent mayoral election, which offered four strong candidates for the city’s top spot. The reason? Instant-runoff voting…
    • Independence Fray
    • Independence Fray

      Does Vermont have what it takes to go it alone?
      Vermont is a wildly different place than it was a year ago. On the one hand, rising oil prices are driving us towards calamity…
    • Getting Down to Earth
    • Getting Down to Earth

      Getting Personal About Environmentalism
      In the mid-1990s, when I joined the faculty at Vermont Law School, people often asked if I taught environmental law, given the school’s national…
    • Compost Happens... or Not

      Opinion
      By now, everyone in Burlington has probably heard about the swift response from the Agency of Natural Resources - largely the Natural Resources Board and…
    • Is Vermont Really on the Job?
    • Is Vermont Really on the Job?

      Apparently Jim Douglas' old campaign slogan, "Jim = Jobs," was only a little bit right
      In Vermont, as across the country, there’s been a lot of talk about jobs and economic development. Bluntly stated, the economy has been lousy for…
    • The Courage to Vote Yes

      Why voting to fund the war was the best way to end it
      To understand the recent passionate congressional debate about the Iraq war spending bill, and why so many committed antiwar Democrats voted for it, we must…
    • Dissecting the Decisions

      Vermont's newest justice shows his colors
      Chief Justice John Roberts gave a rare interview in this month's Atlantic Monthly in which he discusses his views of the Court. Roberts claims that…
    • Party, Party, Party

      Bill McKibben reflects on the unique dynamic between Vermont's Democrats and Progressives, citing Bernie's role in expanding what Vermonters think their government can achieve.
      Being a relative newcomer to Vermont has certain advantages, including the right to ask stupid questions. Here's one of mine: Why aren't Vermont's Progressives and…
    • The Other Poor

      It was encouraging to learn in your March 16 story, "When Working Doesn't Work," that concerned Vermonters want to deepen their awareness of poverty here…
    • Words of Warning

      Dorothy Thompson's 1930's journalism still rings true
      Society is deranged ...It is dominated by moral and emotional morons ...I want sabotage and opposition ...sabotage and opposition ...sabotage and opposition, against militarism in…
    • 'Ribbon' Rhetoric

      An anti-war patriot experiences bumper-sticker shock
      Even here in liberal Vermont, famed nationally for civil unions and Howard Dean, every other car seems to sport a "Support Our Troops" yellow-ribbon magnet.…
    • Leave No Millionaire Behind

      The reality behind Bush's smoke and mirrors
      The President and his party have cooked up the ultimate recipe for keeping political power. A nation in a constant state of anxiety -- over…
    • In for the Kill?

      It's only natural when soldiers can't stomach combat
      Peace will not became a reality until war ceases to be an abstraction. On the TV screen, it can all seem quite bloodless. Using terms…

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