Bernie 2020

To his great credit, the Bernie of 2020 is asking the tough questions, putting forward rational solutions, and calling out endemic corruption. He’s shifted the dialogue in the election to… Read More

Hi Bill, I hope this note finds you well. My name is Carrie and I recently read your article in the Waterbury Record about women’s prison reform, and I could… Read More

Bill, I’ve read your columns in the News and Citizen paper on numerous occasions and thought I’d reach out to you. I believe that I have a good story about… Read More

Higher Ed in Vermont and the Nation

VT Digger Column: Schubart Jan 16, 2020   In Governor Scott’s “State of the State” message on Jan 9th,  he addressed his policy initiatives as well as his opposition to… Read More

Greta in Winter

This fall for only the second time in my life, I bought a new car. It’s an emission-free Nissan Leaf. I named it “Greta.” Last night, I ran into a… Read More

Time to Close the Women’s Prison for Good

The recent reactions of various officials blinking in the glare of the latest reports by Seven Days and Vermont Digger about the inhumane and abusive conditions and lack of accountability… Read More

Vermont Needs a Four-Year Leadership Term

It’s time for my decennial screed against Vermont’s two-year term for executive and legislative branches. I’ve watched the damage done by this narrow horizon play out for the 50 years… Read More

Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program

The Vermont State Auditor’s recent report entitled “Structural Weaknesses and Questionable Gains by Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program” not only raises questions about the design and efficacy of the executive… Read More

Winter Driving in Vermont

I was hurt. I always thought of him as my friend. He couldn’t stop laughing long enough to utter a word. Evidently I had said something funny when I called… Read More

Comments to Sheldon Museum Annual Meeting 11/12/19

We have over 6000 non-profits in Vermont with annual revenues of some $6.5B and assets of over $13B. That’s one non-profit, or “for-mission,” as some prefer to say, for every… Read More

Leaders or Politicians?

It would appear that the new leader of Vermont’s largest agency ($2.5B), the Agency of Human Services, was chosen more for his political affiliation than his human services leadership experience… Read More