In a week’s time, a lot has changed. COVID-19 has sickened more than 482,800 people, according to official counts on Thursday morning. At least 21,896 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries. Nationwide, more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. As of Thu…

Act 250 has a critical, if not a fatal, flaw in allowing a low bar for granting any project a permit. In the preamble to each criterion in the statute, there is language that allows a permit to be issued even if the project has “adverse impacts” to the environment. Although this allowance ac…

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If you’re reading this on Saturday, I’m most likely on a southbound plane, theoretically escaping Vermont’s winter but also trading temporarily icy fingers for a few weeks of what promises to be 24/7 uncertainty, anxiety and no small worry about the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

There is an entire generation that is receiving information in a way that is foreign to the generations that preceded it. It has created an ongoing struggle between young users and generations that long for “the way it used to be.”

With a background in Vermont stretching back to the early 1960s, it has been fascinating to watch the mainstream National Democratic Party try to deal with Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate. It seems clear that those Democrats are confused about who Bernie is, how he functions, or w…

A half-hour into our morning routine earlier this week, my wife and I inadvertently stumbled upon the immediate impact of weaponized misinformation masquerading as fact, at once both absurd and yet not completely out of the question. Over toast, coffee and our respective media providers, we …

We’ve come a long way in the past 244 years, haven’t we? We fought side by side against the tyranny of British rule. We fought against each other in our Civil War. We fought side by side during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Of the 244 years of…

It is my observation that some environmental, social-justice, religious and political organizations, as well as news media, are addressing many of the current problems society and the earth are struggling to deal with, including racism, immigration, income inequality and climate catastrophe.…

Vermont’s beauty, character and relatively unspoiled condition are cherished by those who are glad our beloved state has not yet been turned into New Jersey. That it hasn’t is at least partly thanks to Vermont’s Act 250. This unique and widely respected environmental protection law was enact…