Policy & Politics
Does Free Speech Preclude Racist and Personal Threats of Violence?
It’s time for a statute prohibiting hate-speech, online bullying, and threats of physical violence. Five years ago, then Representative Kiah Morris – D. Bennington resigned from the Vermont Legislature where… Read More
Policy & Politics
Economic Growth or Strong families and Communities?
Economic Growth or Strong families and Communities? Robert Kennedy said in a 1968 speech at the University of Kansas: “Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health… Read More
Health Care
Childhood Obesity Is Soaring to New Levels
— Kids’ weight has spiked during the pandemic, but it’s part of a long-term trend by Marisa Censani, MD October 30, 2021 As a pediatric endocrinologist in a busy New York City… Read More
Health Care
Our Children - Our Future
  This September, Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong champion of the wellbeing of children and the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, said, “If we don’t stand up for children,… Read More
Humor & Satire
Silverbacks in India
About 30 years ago, I was burned out and needed a break from a 50–60-hour work week. I was seeing a young photographer and, out of the blue, asked her… Read More
Health Care
"The Moral Determinants of Healthcare"
I recently wrote about my and others’ concerns about the current state and direction of Vermont’s healthcare systems. But we must also ask, what have our political leaders done to… Read More
Vermont
Agoraphobia in Charlotte? Leadership, Governance, and Opportunity
The recent community skirmish around Evergreen Family Health, no longer coming to Charlotte, sheds light on deeper issues roiling the town some are now calling “Charnot.” Governed by a Selectboard,… Read More
Health Care
Vermont's Healthcare Implosion
The oldest exposed reef fossils in the world lie in Isle LaMotte, Vermont, where they came to rest 480 million years ago after one of the most violent tectonic plate… Read More
Policy & Politics
The Sad Remnants of Vermont's Long Tradition of Republican Leadership
I am a regular reader of True North Reports, which describes itself as “a news and information service dedicated to serving the public interest through accurate reporting, insightful commentary and informed… Read More
Religion & Spirit
How Men Preserve Their Privilege: Complementarianism
When mankind needs to invent a word like “complementarianism” to provide cover for his belief in the inequality of the sexes, every thinking person of any gender should pay attention.… Read More
Social Culture
A Town Divided
Charlotte is becoming a town divided, and the centrifugal forces dividing it have a new indicator – a second newspaper. As VTDigger reported on April 14th, a group of relative… Read More
Education
Citizens Benighted?
Why are we surprised that our nation doesn’t function? Or that we’re so divided politically — unable to talk to one another? Or that our children don’t vote or volunteer… Read More