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Editorial: Zuckerman for Lt. Governor

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



There are some things on which we feel Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman is too progressive, but those are by matter of degrees, not of policy.

He’s a strong advocate for measures that will make the lives of lower- and middle-class Vermonters stronger and healthier — a livable wage, health care for all, net neutrality, reducing the wage gap and affordable housing. He’s an organic farmer who understands the pressures facing farmers across the state and the need for smaller farms to diversify.

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Editorial: Vote for a 'can-do' governor

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If Vermonters want a governor who will work collaboratively with the Legislature to develop effective legislation, rather than rule by veto, they won’t get it from Gov. Phil Scott.

If Vermonters want a governor to champion a livable wage or clean up the state’s waters, they won’t get that from Phil, either.

And if Vermonters want a governor who will lead the state against climate change and implement universal broadband, Phil’s not their man.

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Editorial: Of satire, commentaries and the role of the paper

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



In a letter to the editor from the Addison County Senate campaign of Marie Audet, and in other public comments by the Paul Ralston campaign, this newspaper and one of our columnists, Greg Dennis, is being criticized for something that we did not publish.

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Editorial: Do this exercise to help you choose the best candidate

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



As voters contemplate which candidates to support in the General Election on Nov. 6, we want to first thank all candidates in Addison County races for answering our series of questions for publication. It’s not easy boiling down one’s thoughts to a 350-to-500-word answer on complicated questions (for state Senate candidates) or 100-word answers on seven questions for House candidates. That effort — on their part and ours — is all to provide our readers and prospective voters with a firm foundation from which to make a more educated decision.

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Editorial: 'Deficits? Nonsense. Tax cuts will be so great, it'll never happen.'

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The U.S. Treasury Department announced this week that the federal deficit jumped a whopping 17 percent this past year, posting a deficit of $779 billion. That’s an increase of $113 billion over the $666 billion recorded in 2017, and it puts the deficit on pace to top $1 trillion annually before the next presidential election. Such a pronouncement used to shock Republicans out of their wits.

The Treasury’s own analysis suggest the rapid rise in the deficit has been caused by the $1.5 trillion tax cuts passed by Trump and the Republican Congress.

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Editorial: A step closer to depravity

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When President Trump first tries to cover up the blatant killing and gruesome dismemberment of a journalist critical of the Saudi government and then, when denial isn’t plausible, tries to pretend it wasn’t carried out under the orders of Saudi Arabia’s effective ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman but by rogue killers with the government, he moves America one step closer to the depravity demonstrated by the worst kind of dictatorial governments.

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Guest editorial: Romer's lessons can be applied to Vermont's challenges

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Paul Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business last week won the Nobel Prize in economics for being able to connect the power of ideas to economic growth. His model stresses the need to create and support an environment that puts the sharing of ideas at the center of any collaborative effort. Governments, he notes, can serve as catalysts for this growth.

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Editorial: State must change process on fixing hazardous roads

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The recent public effort to fix a dangerous stretch of road on Route 125 just west of Middlebury College campus is a call to action that the towns of Middlebury, Cornwall and Bridport should doggedly pursue — with an eye for setting a new state precedent.

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Editorial: A backcountry opportunity

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The new backcountry hut recently built at Chittenden Brook campground on the east side of Brandon Gap is more than a story about a few hikers and backcountry skiers wanting a comfortable shelter in which to camp. It’s a story about a new kind of tourism that could boost the area’s economy.

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