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Letter to the editor: Remember 'Kennedyites,' Lazarus

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Letter to the editor: There is no reason to fear refugees and immigrants

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Mari Cordes



Aren’t you afraid?

That’s what a friend messaged me after they read my postings about helping Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis out of flimsy “life rafts” and giving them medical care after they fled across the Aegean Sea. After they fled their cities, homes, hospitals and schools that were being bombed relentlessly, and witnessed their family members being murdered in front of them.

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Letter to the editor: Would alternative rail route work?

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Barbara



As a relative newcomer to Middlebury (about 9 years), the first thing that occured to me when the subject of train tunnel/bridge repair came up was that it should be moved out of the center of town. I was told that permission could not be obtained to buy or use enough people's land to complete the route. This makes sense — if one has spent a lifetime building up a farm or property, one generally wants to pass it on to the next generation.

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Editorial: Shootings are a national disgrace

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The shooting deaths of five journalists at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday is another tragic story tied to a sickness in American culture: the appeal of mass shootings by those who feel wronged.

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Editorial: 'A summer can last a lifetime'

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Israel Dudley’s experience living with a Middlebury family through the Fresh Air Fund is as heart-warming as any story could be. An inner-city youth from Brooklyn, he first came to Vermont as a 11-year-old to live with the Matt and Deborah Dickerson family, who at the time had three sons at their rural home in Bristol.

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Opinion: Business accelerator helps start-up

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Morgan Casella



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Ways of seeing: U.S. has problems, but also love

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Leeya Tudek



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Two weeks after I left America for a study abroad program in Sydney, Australia, 14 students and three staff members died in a shooting in Parkland, Fla. Ten thousand miles away in sunny, coastal New South Wales, I saw every media outlet in uproar, broadcasting the news of yet another tragedy. Ten thousand miles away, I felt the tremors of unspeakable anguish rippling out from my hurting homeland. Ten thousand miles away, that was what Australians were hearing about Americans.

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Eric Davis: Opportunity for fairer elections missed

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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The Supreme Court recently issued four decisions about gerrymandered legislative districts. Taken together, the rulings are a major disappointment to those hoping that the high court would provide lower federal courts with guidelines showing how state legislatures can violate the Constitution when they draw district maps that make it very difficult for racial or political minorities to win legislative seats approximating their proportion in the population.

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Victor Nuovo: The lost art of compromise

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 20th and final in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

I began this series of essays confident that our nation would long endure, because it could always rely upon two institutions to sustain it, and, when needed, to serve as sure means of renewal: those institutions are the Constitution and the two-party system.

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Letter to the editor: Citizens must become more involved in national affairs

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Paul Forlenza



The U.N. Human Rights Council just released a report on Poverty in America.

Some conclusions:

In America “40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty.”

The U.S. has the “highest youth poverty rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, and the highest infant mortality rates among comparable OECD States.”

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