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Eric Davis: Future of filibusters is a key issue

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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The moderators of the next Democratic presidential debates, to be broadcast by CNN on July 30 and 31, should ask the candidates the following question: “If you were elected president next year, and the Democrats maintained control of the House and won a small majority in the Senate, would you support a change in Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster?”

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Eric Davis: Trump has re-election advantages

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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The identity of President Trump’s Democratic challenger will not be known until next spring. While the large field of Democrats contests primaries and caucuses with each other, the president is actively and always campaigning for re-election. Trump will be a formidable opponent for whoever ends up as the Democratic nominee.

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Eric Davis: Trump makes an empty cancer-cure promise

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
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At his campaign’s kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month, President Trump said that, if he is re-elected, “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases, including cancer.” This statement is worth unpacking on several levels.

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Eric Davis: Will Scott run again?

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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Govs. Howard Dean, Jim Douglas and Peter Shumlin announced that they would not be running for, respectively, a sixth, a fifth, and a fourth term as governor between 14 and 18 months in advance of the elections at which they would otherwise have been on the ballot.

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Eric Davis: Lawmakers fail on minimum wage

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
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The story of this year’s legislative session was written last Friday afternoon in Montpelier. Unable to come up with a veto-proof majority that could pass minimum wage and family leave bills through both the House and the Senate and then override Gov. Scott’s expected vetoes, House leadership decided to end the session and adjourn until January. With the House gone home, senators who wanted to keep negotiating had nowhere to turn for a partner.

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Eric Davis: Bill eyes rules for self-driving cars

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
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Autonomous vehicles are now being road-tested in more than 20 states. Legislation to permit autonomous vehicle testing on Vermont roads, starting in 2021, is part of a transportation bill now under consideration in Montpelier.

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Eric Davis: Court cases could help GOP rule

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
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In the next two months, the Supreme Court will issue decisions in two cases that have important political implications.

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Eric Davis: Democrats must expand electoral base

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
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The Electoral College has recently been the subject of considerable debate and discussion among presidential candidates and newspaper op-ed writers. Regardless of one’s views on the merits of the Electoral College, it does provide the rules under which the 2020 campaign will be conducted, and an advantage to President Trump’s bid for re-election.

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Eric Davis: Trump is blaming his own Fed pick

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
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President Trump is worried that economic underperformance over the next 18 months could be a risk to his re-election.

Trump promised as a candidate in 2016 that, if he were elected, economic growth would run at 4 percent a year, if not higher. The latest reports from the Commerce Department indicate that actual economic growth in 2017 was 2.2 percent, and 2.9 percent in 2018. Looking at the statistics on a quarter-by-quarter basis, growth slowed from 3.4 percent to 2.2 percent from the third to the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Eric Davis: Trump, FCC threaten local access TV

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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Across Vermont, 66 public access television channels provide coverage of local government for subscribers to cable television systems. In Middlebury, Channels 15 and 16, operated by Middlebury Community Television, broadcast meetings of the Middlebury selectboard, the Addison Central School District board, and other local government bodies, as well as a range of church services, lectures at the Ilsley Library, and other programming.

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