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Commentary – The Invisible Carbon Tax Alternative

by John McClaughry Gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter, a Democrat, is an ardent believer in the idea that human –caused emissions of carbon dioxide will ultimately cause catastrophic “climate...

Commentary – Fossil Fuel Divestment Loses at Ballot Box


By Rob Roper   Over the past legislative session, the issue of divesting state pension funds of fossil fuel investments received considerable debate both in the State House and...

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...

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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8-31-16 – Bernie Sanders “Our Revolution”

by John McClaughry Jasper Craven of Vermont Digger published an interesting report Tuesday about Bernie Sanders new national political organization called “Our Revolution”. Sanders’ new group is a 501c4...

8-29-16 – Health Insurance in Vermont, the dam is about to break

by Matthew Strong During my 10 years in the insurance industry, one of the highlights was an account I worked very hard on. It epitomized why insurance is...

8-19-16 – France–Summer of Terror Lingers

By John J. Metzler PARIS–Imagine for a moment arriving at Sunday morning religious service only to see the doors of the church guarded by camouflage-clad soldiers with automatic...

8-18-16 – Deb Bucknam on state board of education overreach

by John McClaughry  My friend Deb Bucknam is the Republican candidate for Attorney General. Ordinarily voters don’t pay a lot of attention to this contest, but what Deb said...

8-17-16 – Study: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Most Law Abiding Citizens

by Rob Roper A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2016, shows that people who hold a permit...

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