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Guest editorial: 'Politics is a funny business' — MUHS grad led Hallquist's campaign

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Cameron Russell



I met Christine Hallquist for the first time on Feb. 10, 2018, just over 9 months ago. I grew up in Vermont, graduated from UVM, and left the state for a while after college. After returning home, I was involved with political work in Vermont during the 2014 and 2016 cycles. Most recently, as the VT Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign Director in 2016, I managed the statewide field program for candidates up and down the ballot.

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Editorial: Of elections and 'the Dream'

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



A generation or so ago, the American Dream was writ large in our cultural DNA. Symbolically, the dream came to mean owning an adequate house, having a family, a car and a job to pay for it all. In the 1950s-60s-70s, that seemed to be possible for a majority of Americans. The mantra was that if you graduated high school, worked hard, and kept your nose clean you’d get to that dream in your thirties, start building equity and have enough to retire on Social Security by 65. That was the life.

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Editorial: An Election Day primer

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Tomorrow is Election Day. In Vermont’s two-year election cycle, every office is up for grabs. As is typical, there will be several names on the ballot many voters will not be familiar with. That’s OK, don’t panic, and above all, don’t NOT vote.

If you’re feeling unprepared, here’s a quick guide before you step into the voting booth, along with some pointers from which to base your vote:

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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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