Howard Dean optimistic about democracy, but sees work still to be done

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean gave his take on the 2022 midterm elections during a talk in Middlebury on Thursday.

Former Gov. Howard Dean to discuss midterm election in Middlebury

Howard Dean will present the talk “What Do the Midterms Mean for American Democracy?” this Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury.

Victor Nuovo: Democracy seems in mortal peril

This week’s writer is Victor Nuovo, professor emeritus of Philosophy at Middlebury College and a Middlebury selectboard member. “If a man die, shall he live again?” The question is asked by Job, sitting on an ash heap, his body covered with stinking sores … (read more)

Letter to the editor: ‘Shake-up’ in U.S. Senate needed for democracy

Wake Up America! It is the McConnell Republican engine that grants the fuel for Trump’s engine. Think beyond disliking Trump to what gives him power and protections. Apart from his love of Putin and felons, he is laughable; but laughing won’ts do the job … (read more)

Letter to the editor: How did our democracy go so far off the rails?

How in the world did we get here? When did it happen? When and where did we go so wrong? Was it my generation, the next, the next or today’s? Or, are we all to blame? We have moved forward as a country in so many positive ways, the list is long. Yet, here … (read more)

Editorial: The case for impeachment is a case for our democracy

In last week’s impeachment hearings, during which House Democrats called on three judicial scholars for their constitutional interpretation of what acts would be grounds for impeachment, the evidence was overwhelming that President Trump’s attempted bribe … (read more)