Editorial: GOP’s fate hangs in the balance

As the nation watches the second impeachment trial of ex-president Donald Trump unfold, it is clear that what hangs in the balance is the integrity, and perhaps viability, of the Republican Party. Of the party’s integrity, Trumpism has taken its toll these past four years. It’s not only that Trump’s big lie about the election being stolen was adopted and spread by party leaders for far too long — even as most knew it was not true — but that, over the past four years, the party’s platform has been supplanted … (read more)

Editorial: Trump’s impeachment makes us more united, not less

When the U.S. Senate takes up the impeachment trial of ex-president Donald Trump next week, the focus will be on the Jan. 6 insurrection of the nation’s Capitol and Trump’s role in inciting his supporters to “stop the steal” — the big lie that Trump had i … (read more)

Letter to the editor: We must impeach, convict and disqualify Trump

Americans are deeply shocked by the attack on American democracy that occurred in Washington DC on Jan. 6. It was a horrific sight to see armed terrorists swarm up the walls and steps of the United States Capitol, break down doors and windows, and enter t … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Impeachment can teach youth

In listening to the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, something just crossed my mind. I hope that every American college and high school student in the United States are having an assembly in the auditorium to watch it on a big screen. I know this will live … (read more)

Locals weigh in on impeachment issue

ADDISON COUNTY — Last month, about 150 people gathered in the snow on Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The U.S. House officially impeached the president on Dec. 18, but public opinion across the nati … (read more)

Many show up in Midd for impeachment rally

MIDDLEBURY — Around 150 citizens came out in the snow on Tuesday to line both sides of the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury, hoist signs and tell passing motorists how they felt U.S. Congress members should vote in the historic impeachment of President D … (read more)

Editorial: ‘Dump Trump’ protests resonate across the nation

In more than 600 protests across the country earlier this week, Americans gathered to express their disapproval of a president who has betrayed the country for his personal benefit, and obstructed justice to prevent a full accounting of his suspected misd … (read more)

Impeachment rally to be held Tuesday noon in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday, Dec. 17, at noon, the day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on articles to impeach President Donald Trump for his high crimes and misdemeanors, activists will gather at the Cross Street Bridge as part of the nationwid … (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)

Letter to the editor: Impeachment process will help the GOP in 2020

“There you go again” was a phrase used by Reagan against Carter in the 1980 debates and is apropos today regarding Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Even after the Mueller Report was released, Schiff still insisted that there was … (read more)

Welch bemoans gridlock, urges local action

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday in Middlebury urged Vermonters to uphold the tenets of democracy and community service in face of a White House and U.S. Senate that he believes have collectively abandoned such values. Welch discusse … (read more)

Eric Davis: Impeachment is likely a non-starter

Last week, Rep. Peter Welch held an open meeting in Montpelier to explain why he has decided to support the impeachment of President Trump. Welch said that Trump’s actions have put “the guardrails of our democracy under attack,” and that impeaching Trump … (read more)