Community forum: Election fraud lie is still dividing us

We see it every day on social media, where a lie can be shared and spread rapidly, reaching thousands if not millions of people sometimes in a matter of minutes.

Letter to the editor: We must stay on guard to protect our democracy

After six Congressional hearings laying out what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, how could anyone in their right mind not see that this was treason! 

Editorial: On Jan. 6, ‘don’t look down’

It is to be hoped Jan. 6, 2021 will be a date that long resonates in our nation’s history.

Eric Davis: New book sheds light on Jan. 6

One of the topics being investigated by the U.S. House Committee is the attempt that former President Trump and others close to him made to induce Vice President Pence to have Congress overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election when the electo … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Four-plus years of lies, Capitol assault bring tears

I didn’t know if I should cry, yell, be angry, be sad. I did it all but mainly I just cried. Cried for our country, cried for our people, and I cried for all those people who supported the former President. I cried for them because they placed their trust … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Coup attempt driven by lies

January 6’s attempted coup was the totally predictable outcome of years of targeted misinformation by an entrenched minority of our population bent on maintaining power by any means necessary. They can’t hold it through honest democratic means, so they ha … (read more)

D.C. riots prompt local and federal investigations

MIDDLEBURY — As darkness fell on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Jan. 6, and a hastily imposed curfew went into effect across Washington, D.C., Middlebury resident David Laferriere-Hall posted a message to one of his Facebook accounts: “Hey everyone, I’m … (read more)

Local police on alert after mayhem at Capitol

VERMONT — In the wake of Tuesday’s announcement by Middlebury College that it would revoke Rudy Giuliani’s 2005 honorary degree, the Middlebury Police Department and the college public safety officials are on alert and “keeping the lines of communication … (read more)

Editorial: Will insurrection rid GOP of Trump’s deadly hold?

These past seven days have changed the face, and fate, of our country in ways that are dangerous and troubling, and yet could set the stage for corrective steps to build a stronger union. A week ago, on Jan. 6, the nation’s Capitol was attached by a pro-T … (read more)

Eric Davis: Jan. 6 attack should be probed

After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed, and President George W. Bush signed, a bill creating a special commission to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks and to make organizational and policy recommendations as a r … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Rioters were un-American

As an American who values the Constitution and swore to defend it, I am appalled! As a patriot who was and is willing to die for this nation, I am appalled. I’ve never seen such blatant disregard for the American way of life as I saw Jan. 6. Those rioters … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Trump and his mob face punishment

Who isn’t disgusted by Trump and his disgusting mob of supporters who attacked and ransacked the Capitol Building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6? We need to eject this loser from the White House, jail him, and round up all his losers that did this now … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Nazi party parallels seen in Jan. 6 assault on Capitol

One hundred years ago, March 1920, several thousand right-wing, self-appointed, thugs marched on Berlin under the direction of Wolfgang Kapp and Walther von Lüttwitz. They seized Berlin and overthrew Germany’s Weimar democracy for four days — the Kapp Put … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Capitol storming more dangerous than 9/11

The Jan. 6 Capitol attack has been dubbed terrorism by Republicans and Democrats alike. Now the extent of the damage Trump has done to America is becoming clearer. Trump has radicalized his base in a dangerous way that will not be easily changed. After 9/ … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Democracy requires constant stewardship

The terrible events at the Capitol this past week should not come as a surprise, even as shocking as they were. This country has never owned up to the horrors of genocide of Native peoples or the sins of slavery and Jim Crow. It has been a terrific strugg … (read more)

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