Guest editorial: All the news that isn’t fit to print; a destructive digital revolution

We here in the United States have taken the quality of journalism in this country for granted for far too long.

Guest editorial: How you can help protect our democracy

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Over the past few weeks, I have given considerable thought to the message I want to convey to Vermonters on this important topic.

Guest editorial: Suggested use for ARPA funds

My challenge to all of you is this: How do we restore not only the buildings themselves, but their use, their purpose and their pride?

Guest editorial: ‘Offensive and shocking:’ We better come to terms with solar panels soon

This is a story of a state that’s failing to understand we’re actually in a climate emergency, and continuing with business that looks a lot like usual.

Guest editorial: COVID spreading again; time to take precautions

On Aug. 7 Vermont recorded 112 cases of COVID-19, at the time the highest single-day count since April 29. I was one of those cases, and the third person in my family to test positive to COVID with a breakthrough case in early August.All three of us who d … (read more)

Guest editorial: Vermont’s civic future is at risk

As Vermonters, we are fortunate to have a state government that believes voting is a right, not a privilege. One that takes seriously the Constitutional command to carefully protect the right to vote; the right from which all other rights flow.Online vote … (read more)

Guest editorial: Critique of Critical Race Theory not based in fact

Like science, history is an ever-emerging narrative based on curiosity, exploration, discovery, debate and interpretation. But like science (and journalism), it must be informed by fact.The recent screed by former gubernatorial candidate John Klar of Broo … (read more)

Guest editorial: When should juveniles be adults?

Gov. Phil Scott’s only veto of the 2021 session is of a bill (S.107) that would raise from 19 to 20 the age before which the identity, arrest and criminal charge of young adults must be kept confidential. The governor opposes the bill because it would “ra … (read more)

Guest editorial: Legislature resists kicking pension plan down the road

The Legislature has before it — at long last — a proposal to address the solvency of the state’s pension system. There is nothing in the proposal for anyone to like. It’s full of pain and regret and expense. It’s the embodiment of what happens when a prob … (read more)

Guest editorial: Broadband: A national imperative

A few years back, I remember attending an author event at Bixby Library in Vergennes. It was after hours and the library was closed except to guests. As I entered, I passed a cluster of young kids dressed against the cold huddling on the granite steps in … (read more)

Guest Editorial: The faith we place in our elections

This week’s writer is Lee Hamilton, a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice at the IU O’Neill … (read more)

Guest editorial: Of liberty and masks

If government makes you wear a facemask to help ward off the spread of the coronavirus, has it trampled on your freedom, your personal liberty?  If government decides, instead, to forgo a legally enforceable mandate on mask wearing, has it trampled on you … (read more)

Guest editorial: Vermont can no longer sustain its 14 hospitals

As a grateful user of Vermont’s health care system (UVM hip replacement last year), an observer of its growth (the house I grew up in in Morrisville was next to a pasture in which the current Copley Hospital was built in 1958), and a participant in its gr … (read more)

Guest editorial: Putting principle over party

Editor’s note: Sen. Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, was the only Republican to break with his party and support removing President Trump from office. In doing so, he put his principles above party loyalty to a president whose actions he could not, in goo … (read more)

Guest editorial: Small price for big value — free tuition at CCV

Sen. Ruth Hardy, D-Addison, has introduced a bill to create a Community College Scholarship Program that would provide tuition-free scholarships for Vermont residents attending CCV. It would, from the outset, require a $6 million appropriation. It’s a sma … (read more)