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Commentary: Get Ready for Climate Strike Disruption

by John McClaughry Get ready for the Global Climate Strike. This will occur in Vermont, and around the world, on September 20 and continue with “actions” throughout the...

Workplace Freedom: What You Need to Know

Last summer, the U.S. Supreme court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that it was unconstitutional for pubic sector unions to collect “agency fees” — in Vermont, up to...

Commentary: Two Prominent Young People Leave Vermont

By Rob Roper This past spring the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce surveyed 500 young professionals, primarily Burlington area residents between the ages of 22 and 34, and learned...

Commentary: A Renewed Attack on the First Amendment

by John McClaughry The 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC unleashed a rhetorically violent attack from the Left, notably including Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s...

Commentary: Futile Gun Control Schemes Back Again

By John McClaughry In the wake of horrendous mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, leading political figures are once again demanding sweeping measures of gun control. Former...

Commentary: Bernie’s Teachable Moment on the $15 Minimum Wage

by Rob Roper Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric on the $15 minimum wage – rhetoric echoed by many politicians here in Vermont – just suffered a violent collision with economic...

Commentary: The Threat of Government Emergencies to Liberty

July 24, 2019 By David Flemming Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) recently introduced a joint resolution declaring climate change a...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles

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...

Janus v. AFSCME: an overview in Vermont

by Ben Johnson Ben Johnson is a past president of AFT Vermont and Vermont AFL-CIO. The Decision The US Supreme Court held in its Janus v. AFSCME decision...
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Constitution Day 2019 

September 17, 2019 by John McClaughry It has probably escaped most people’s attention, but today, September 17,  is Constitution Day. The Founders strongly believed that of all the...

Cannibalism and Climate Catastrophe

September 13, 2019 By David Flemming Vermont has been exploring less traditional means of taking care of our dead for years. Now, some climate alarmists are suggesting that...

“Did It Work?” A Theme Emerges

September 9, 2019 by Rob Roper Henry Epp of VPR has been working on a terrific series of articles under the umbrella theme of “Did It Work?” It...

Biden Illustrates the Idiocy of Green New Deal Policies

September 6, 2019 by Rob Roper During the seven hour CNN marathon town hall on Climate Change with the democratic candidates, Joe Biden hit on the true scientific...

Green Tyranny and the Tragedy of the Eco-Commons

September 4, 2019 by John Klar “The tragedy of the commons” is a phrase that describes the societal loss of resources through individual selfishness.  In agrarian cultures, sheep,...

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