Editorial: Biden’s age vs. his record

President Joe Biden’s age has always been a secondary concern, but rarely has it captured the headlines as it has the past few weeks.

Editorial: Biden’s speech on Afghanistan

Here is the full transcript of President Joe Biden’s speech Tuesday night on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war.“Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan. The longest war in American history. We c … (read more)

Editorial: Biden’s bold initiatives

When President Joe Biden addresses Congress this Wednesday night (after today’s deadline) he’ll likely tout his successful turn-around of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic — from worst in its class among developed countries to near the top in … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Biden right to withdraw troops

When President Biden announced the end to the Forever War in Afghanistan was near, I was elated. Over the past 20 years, we have seen countless troops serve in that conflict, and now troops who were not even born when the war began are fighting in it. Tha … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Biden has ‘cut a hole’ in the border fence

Biden’s First 100 Days: We had a Republican President who lied and took advantage of his office in order to better his family and his rich friends. Some of what he did, I felt was good and some not good. He closed the Mexican Border which stopped migrants … (read more)

Editorial: Biden’s call for unity, truth

In an impassioned speech at his inauguration Wednesday, President Joe Biden reminded Americans that a president’s words can be used to unite the country, not divide it. After five years of Trump issuing childish Twitter attacks daily against any and all p … (read more)

Full text: Joe Biden’s Inauguration speech

Here is the full text of the speech President Joe Biden delivered at the Capitol on January 20, 2021.   This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America ha … (read more)

County voters follow broader trends

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters turned out in record numbers on Tuesday to follow statewide trends in endorsing presidential candidate Joe Biden, Gov. Phil Scott and Lt. Gov.-elect Molly Gray. Addison County’s turnout was 78.15%, according to the V … (read more)

Editorial: Biden may win, but Trumpism reveals nation’s ugly underbelly

We have to confess we desperately wanted to run the headline in today’s paper that proclaimed, in large type across the front page: “America to Trump: YOUR FIRED!” And we hoped to read versions of that theme in newspapers across the country. It didn’t hap … (read more)

Editorial: Vote for Joe — and democracy

The surprise in the presidential contest between former Vice President Joe Biden and the incumbent is not that Trump continued his litany of daily lies, insults and idiotic statements (“The pandemic has ended,” Trump said yesterday as the nation reels und … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Biden is the best choice; the alternative is frightening

The election is upon us and millions have already voted. Though we hear that very few Americans remain undecided, we in beautiful blue Vermont should make every last-minute effort to urge them to vote and to choose Joe Biden.  Donald Trump has a natural c … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Backing and donating to Biden, but hoping for more

This letter is an edited version of the original, which Patricia Heather-Lea sent to Joe Biden on June 29 with her $15 donation.  “LET US ALL BREATHE AND BUILD COMMUNITY.” That was my message on the sign I held at a Black Lives Matter vigil in our town of … (read more)

Eric Davis: Three senators hold an edge as Biden’s VP

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is starting to vet potential vice presidential candidates. Biden has said that his running mate will be a woman, and that she will be selected well in advance of the Democratic convention, now schedule … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Biden, please give us a team of ‘rivals’

An open letter to Joe Biden from a multi-generation Vermonter: Mr. Biden, it appears you will be chosen over our adopted son, Bernie. It also appears you are not as ignorant of history as the current man in the White House. Given these two facts, I hope y … (read more)

Editorial: The news in Iowa is about Biden, not botched results

The botched election results of Iowa’s Democrat Party caucus, while embarrassing, will soon be a distant memory and a minor event in this presidential campaign. The importance, rather, is that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg captured the lead in no … (read more)