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When Obamacare repeal-and-replace stalled in the House, GOP lawmakers revived it by eroding regulations protecting vulnerable people, thereby attracting support from the far right of the Republican caucus. Conservatives are now angling to do the … more
That a lifeline program fights for funding every year says a lot about who we're really looking out for. It is almost a sure thing that President Trump's proposed elimination of a federal low-income heating assistance program absolutely critical to … more
Anyone in the United States who has been disturbed by a robo-call during dinner might feel a certain schadenfreude when they hear that a scam artist who conducted those calls on a shocking scale faces a $120 million fine from the Federal … more
When the members of an all-girl robotics team from western Afghanistan learned that they were going to participate in the inaugural First Global Challenge — an international competition that will be held in the District of Columbia this month … more
Late last week, in response to an information request from President Trump's Election Integrity Commission, Secretary of State Jim Condos indicated he was "bound by law to provide our publicly available voter file, but will provide no more … more
On Tuesday we'll celebrate the day we as Americans declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The story goes that we didn't like paying the unfair taxes imposed on us by King George III, so we thought it best to form our own … more
After his latest execrable tweets, it's obvious that there is no point in urging President Donald Trump to act with greater dignity, respect for his office or, for that matter, self-respect. It isn't going to happen. That makes it all the more … more
Republican Senators are regrouping after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) put off a vote on his Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill. The stumble was for the better. The bill was drafted in secret. Not a single hearing was held. Democrats were not … more
What was Allco Renewable Energy thinking when it offered Bennington $200,000 to accept its latest plans for a solar facility off Route 7, near the Apple Hill neighborhood? Don't these big New York developers know this community can't be bought?Maybe … more
We agree with Secretary of State Jim Condos that Vermont needs an open government ombudsman. An ombudsman is a government official designated to investigate complaints by citizens against public officials. In a recent column, Condos called for … more
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