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Editorial: The media's retort to Trump is not what you expected

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



At a New England-wide newspaper conference in Boston this past weekend, one 90-minute forum featured a panel of five national journalists debating how the press should respond to Trump’s attacks on the fifth estate.

It was not what most Americans would think liberal New England media elites would be saying, even after Trump has spent the past week trying to discredit the media’s work. No, the press was anything but vindictive, nor cowed, but rather questioning and second-guessing the fairness of their coverage. As ever, we are our harshest critics.

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Editorial: Of lies, truth and resistance

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The lies and deliberate untruths told by Trump continue to pile up by the day. One count has listed 132 false statements and positions the president has made (and maintained) in his first 30 days; by Day 100, it will be almost 400. Something that, in America, had heretofore been inconceivable. In the past, our presidents did not so overtly lie to the people. Truth and honesty had always been fundamental to public support. Not with Trump.

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Mattis, at least, has a world view with historic context

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Congressional Republicans and recently appointed Secretary of Defense James Mattis have the opportunity in Michael Flynn’s replacement as national security adviser to shore up America’s defense against Russia and solidify its commitment to America’s international alliances. To do that, they must ensure Trump’s next pick for national security adviser hones closer to Mattis’ view of the world, and is a seasoned professional with an understanding of international affairs.

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Editorial: Gov. Scott right to defy Trump; president's first 21 days

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott should be commended for his willingness to defy President Trump’s recent immigration order that seeks to deport undocumented immigrants that have long been allowed to remain in the country under Republican President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.

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Guest editorial: Trump falls for Putin's goals

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Haviland Smith



Vladimir Putin is a Russian who understands Russian history. He is swayed only by his pragmatism and has a very precise picture of what he wants for Russia in the world today.

President Donald Trump has a sparse record on the policy level and can only be measured by his statements since the beginning of the primary campaign.

Keep in mind that Russia is still very much our enemy. The fascinating thing is that Putin’s stated goals seem to be almost completely in harmony with those of Trump. Precisely what are those goals?

NATO

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Guest Editorial: Trump travel ban strikes at heart of American values

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Laurie L. Patton



This has been a distressing week for the greater Middlebury community, as it has been for many Americans. As an institution of higher learning, Middlebury holds dear the value of the free exchange of ideas, the principle of open discourse, and the importance of bringing together people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to study, teach, and work in a free and open society. It is central to who we are.

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Guest Editorial: Governor's proposed raid of ed fund would raise taxes

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Rep. David Sharpe



The Governor’s proposal adds costs to the Education Fund that would result in increased property taxes! Once again we see a Governor’s ideas funded on the backs of Vermont property tax payers, by using the education fund to shore up spending from the general fund.

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Editorial: How to stop this train wreck?

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In conversation after conversation with Americans concerned about the direction of the country under President Trump, the question most on their minds is what can they do to salvage our democracy from the disaster Trump is proving to be?

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