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Commentary: Two Thirds of Vermonters Want a Carbon Tax!

by John McClaughry On July 7 Energy Independent Vermont, the coalition of enviro groups headed by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), announced the findings of its...

Carbon Tax “Quick Facts” Sheet (For the VPIRG Intern in your Neighborhood)

STOP THE CARBON TAX! The left wing lobbying and activist organization VPIRG is engaged in its annual summer ritual of sending college kids door to door to propagandize...

Commentary: Gun Control Ideas that Won’t Work

by John McClaughry Once again, following the horrific shooting in Orlando, the advocates of gun control are in full voice. Congressional Democrats have even conducted an unprecedented sit-in...

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...

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...

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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7-25-16 – Vexit: The Vermont Exit From The Progressive Union

by Chris Campion Great Britain, in re-claiming its sovereignty by famously voting to exit the EU, has set a new standard in terms of trying on new political ideas,...

7-22-16 – Keep the Government Out of Our Bedrooms!

by Rob Roper Vermont Digger reports that the state is considering 35 new pages of regulations (up from one) that would apply to innkeepers, bed and breakfasts, and...

7-21-16 – PMOs: Politically Modified Organizms

by Chris Campion In a state that ranks 41st for business, nothing sells better politically than taking a stand on…food? Vermont, a state with apparently nothing better to do,...

7-19-16 – Obeying the Public Records Act

by John McClaughry A lawsuit against Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell over a refusal to deliver public records has prompted different reactions from the two candidates seeking to replace him....

7-15-16 – Obama’s Green Climate Fund

by John McClaughry One of the big deals to come out of Obama’s Paris conference on climate change was a pledge by the western nations to fork over...

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