Policy & Politics
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
Arts and Humanities
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
Arts and Humanities
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
Education
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
Environment
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
Criminal Justice
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
Policy & Politics
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
Policy & Politics
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
Humor & Satire
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
Arts and Humanities
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
Vermont
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
Vermont
Can Vermont Lose Weight?
As someone who’s weighed just shy of 500 pounds and now weighs 200 pounds less, I’m comfortable talking about weight loss. It’s often said that Vermont has an “affordability problem,”… Read More