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Commentary: Dirty Harry’s Lesson for the Legislature – And Us

By Rob Roper In the movie Magnum Force, Clint Eastwood coined the catchphrase, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” This should apply doubly to politicians. The news...

DON’T MISS! EAI/American Majority Issues & Activist Training

How Montpelier Affects Your Life And Livelihood The Ethan Allen Institute and American Majority/Vermont are offering a series of issue training sessions on Four Key Issues And How...

EAI Is Under Left-Wing Attack for “Doing an Excellent Job”

Please Help Us Fight Back! ***DONATE NOW*** The left-wing Netroots coalition has launched an effort to “take down” state-based, free-market think tanks like the Ethan Allen Institute. Arshad...

Commentary: School Consolidation, Charters, and Choice

by John McClaughry Vermonters are upset about rising  education property taxes. “Governance reform”  (consolidation) is not a solution. Competition and choice is. Vermonters moan about their steadily rising...

McClaughry in NRO Online – The First Single-Payer Domino

If the health-care experiment fails in Vermont, it would send shock waves nationwide. By John McClaughry, National Review Online, July 15, 2014 As Obamacare, beset with calamities, enters its...

2013-14 Legislator Roll Call Profiles

Your representatives in Montpelier are there to, as the name suggests, represent you in the capitol. Do your representatives’ votes represent how you would vote if you were...

Commentary: Carbon Dioxide and the Upper Valley

by Meredith Angwin A few days ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed plan for greenhouse gas mitigation: the electricity sector must cut greenhouse gas emissions...

Common Sense Radio #1 in 11-Noon Time Slot

Congratulations to EAI sponsored Common Sense Radio and hosts Bill Sayre (Tues-Fri)  and Rob Roper (Mon). Common Sense Radio was tied for #1 in it’s 11-noon time slot...

Ten Hard Questions about Single Payer Health Care

1. The proposed single payer system would require tax revenues to replace at least $2 billion in private out of pocket spending and premium costs. What effect would...

“Turning Blue” – A film of Vermont’s political impact on the national stage

“All eyes are on Vermont’s plan for a single-payer system, starting in 2017. If it flies, it will change everything, with many states sure to follow suit by...
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DON’T MISS! EAI/American Majority Issues & Activist Training

How Montpelier Affects Your Life And Livelihood The Ethan Allen Institute and American Majority/Vermont are offering a series of issue training sessions on Four Key Issues And How...

7-30-14 – Airliner Tragedy likely to Widen Ukraine Crisis

Posted by John Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian airliner being shot out of...

7-29-14 – Typos, Speakos and $400K

Posted by Rob Roper The Shumlin Administration recently signed a contract with MIT professor and single payer crusader Jonathan Gruber, agreeing to pay him $400,000 to vet single...

7-28-14 – “Clean” Energy Jobs And The Taxpayers That Pay For Them

Posted by Chris Campion The Vermont Department of Public Service (the same entity that served the public by helping to hasten the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee, which means...

7-25-14 – Bacon Cheeseburgers and Global Warming

Posted by Rob Roper I was delighted a couple months back to see a report that everything we knew (or thought we knew) about high fat diets was...

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