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Commentary: Time to Sue Climate Alarmists?

by Rob Roper In response to a lawsuit by sixteen Democratic and one Independent attorneys general (Vermont’s Bill Sorrell among them) claiming that Exxon Mobil committed “fraud” in...

Commentary: Good Profit

by John McClaughry The mere existence on our planet of the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch drives Sen. Bernie Sanders to torrents of outrage. They, according to...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2016 Update)

Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues.   INTRODUCTION The following  collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as...

Commentary: Making Sense of the Climate Change Battle

by John McClaughry Citizens without a physical science background naturally find it hard to know what to believe about the claims put forth by those who believe in...

Commentary: Public Schools Are Failing Disadvantaged Kids

by Rob Roper Voices for Vermont Children just published a pretty remarkable indictment of our public school system. The study, Education Matters: The Impacts of Systemic Inequity in...

John McClaughry’s Rebuttal and Closing Statement vs. VPIRG

On December 3, the Ethan Allen Institute debated representatives of the Energy Independence Vermont coalition over whether or not Vermont should enact a Carbon Tax. The following are...

Rob Roper’s Opening Argument vs VPIRG on Carbon Tax

Rob Roper Why should Vermont enact a tax on Carbon? A tax that would ultimately artificially increase the cost of gasoline, according to proposed legislation, by 89-cents a...

Rob Roper Makes the Case for Statewide School Choice

CLICK to Watch Presentation EAI president, Rob Roper, is taking this presentation on why Vermont should adopt a statewide school choice policy around Vermont. In a nutshell, school...
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6-29-16 – Iran Buying American Boeings

by John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—It’s a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag near...

6-27-16 – Vermonters can’t afford kids

by Rob Roper UVM economist Art Woolf writes this week that the number of Vermont births in 2015 was the lowest since the beginning of the 20th century,...

6-24-16 – We Shall Overcome… The Constitution

by Rob Roper Democrat lawmakers staged a sit in on the floor of the House Chamber in contrived outrage over the failure of certain gun control measures to...

6-23-16 – Vermont Candidate Open to Ban on Semi-Automatic Firearms

by Rob Roper In a recent interview with WCAX, David Zuckerman, running as a Democrat for the office of Lieutenant Governor, indicated he was open to banning semi-automatic...

6-22-16 – Why a $15 Minimum Wage Is Unjust

by Rob Roper Vermont Gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith outlined his plan on Common Sense Radio (EAI’s radio program on WDEV, 11-noon weekdays) for a $15 minimum wage. His argument...

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