2022 State of Vermont Media

“The oldest weekly newspaper in Vermont is on its last legs.” The Boston Globe reported in Mid-December of the Vermont Standard of Woodstock. The Vermont media landscape is in turmoil.… Read More

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Governor Scott, It’s time for a vaccine and indoor masking mandate.

During the Pandemic, Governor Scott has been an exemplary crisis leader. Now is the time for him to escalate his leadership and require vaccinations and public masking of all Vermonters… Read More

We have much to learn from our neighbors, the Abenaki People

Our deeply mismanaged stewardship of Planet Earth confronts us daily with apocalyptic images of warming climate impacts from around the world. Melting glaciers in the Arctic, on which I have… Read More

Bold Ideas Podcast w David Roth: Bill Schubart on Leadership

Bold Ideas Interview with Bill Schubart on Leadership

We must consider “childcare” as public education.

It’s time to reimagine and redesign Vermont’s public education system. Patching up a system that’s failing us in equity, access, and quality, we’re running out of financial caulk as the… Read More

The Dream of Owning a Home

The most corrosive issue today affecting the American Dream is that so many families have had to give up on the idea of ever owning their own home. Affordable housing… Read More