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Editorial: Questionable Ethics
Brent Raymond recently resigned his position as director of Vermont's EB-5 Regional Center. At the same time he announced he was taking a job at Mount Snow, which enjoyed significant EB-5 cash infusions (around $52 million).
Monday, July 27, 2015

Editorial: Secret Outbreak
This week the Portland Press Herald (Maine) sued the state's Center for Disease Control over information relating to infectious disease outbreaks.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Editorial: Right to Remain Silent?
Two weeks ago a pair of Haverhill police officers shot a 41-year-old military veteran multiple times in the head and body, killing him on the side of the road.
Friday, July 24, 2015

It's Up To Voters
Since announcing his candidacy for President earlier this month, Donald Trump has been an equal opportunity offender. First he irked liberals and democrats with edgy comments about illegal immigrants.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vermont and Puerto Rico
Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post recently wrote a column highlighting the economic crisis in Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Editorial: Questionable Charge
According to report yesterday from the Burlington Free Press, Addison County Prosecutors "plan to stand by a decision by Vermont State Police to seek only a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence for a fatal bike-car crash involving the wife of a Williston police officer."
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Editorial: Squeamish on Planned Parenthood
This week the Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video showing a high-ranking Planned Parenthood official discussing ways the government-funded organization aborts babies in a way that preserves their saleability to medical researchers.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Editorial: Make Someone Else Pay
Last week VTDigger published a story outlining ways that Vermont teachers and other public sector workers are trying to avoid paying taxes on their health care, as is required under ObamaCare.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Editorial: Worst States To Make a Living
MoneyRates.com recently released its 2015 list of the best, and worst, states to make a living. The analysis is based on: Average wages; State tax rates; Cost of living; Unemployment rate; and Incidents of workplace illness, injuries and fatalities.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Editorial: Never Enough
Back in 2010, Democrats controlled the New Hampshire House, Senate and governor's office. Years of extravagant spending caught up with them and they put Granite Staters almost a billion dollars in the hole.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Editorial: Tyranny of Bumbling Bureaucracy
The 4th of July is marked by cook-outs, fireworks, and parades - unless you happen to live in Wells River.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Editorial: The Real Offense
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has people fired up over comments he made recently about immigration. He said "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They're sending people that have lots of problems... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Monday, July 13, 2015

Editorial: Gone Nuclear
Last week David Hallquist, CEO of Vermont Electric Co-operative, submitted an application to the Public Service Board for a 20-year nuclear power contract from Seabrook, N.H. Nuclear power is significantly less expensive and more reliable than other power sources, he explains.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Editorial: Roll Call, Caledonia Senate
Last week the spectacular Ethan Allen Institute released its annual roll call of Vermont lawmakers. The Institute bases its educational profile on "issues of the greatest public interest" that wield "significant potential impact on the lives of Vermonters, and appeal to EAI's focus on individual liberty, limited government and the founding principles of our great nation."
Friday, July 10, 2015

Editorial: Roll Call, Essex-Orleans Senate
Last week the spectacular Ethan Allen Institute released its annual roll call of Vermont lawmakers. The Institute bases its educational profile on "issues of the greatest public interest" that wield "significant potential impact on the lives of Vermonters, and appeal to EAI's focus on individual liberty, limited government and the founding principles of our great nation."
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Editorial: Roll Call, House Part II
Last week the spectacular Ethan Allen Institute released its annual roll call of Vermont lawmakers. The Institute bases its educational profile on "issues of the greatest public interest" that wield "significant potential impact on the lives of Vermonters, and appeal to EAI's focus on individual liberty, limited government and the founding principles of our great nation."
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Editorial: Total Bust
Last week the United States Office of the Inspector General issued a report that said the Social Security Administration spends more money trying to recover overpayments than it does either in issuing or collecting the benefits.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Editorial: Independence?
Today is Independence Day, commemorating the passage and signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Editorial: Happy For the Hunt
Last month a pair of murderers broke out of the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The nefarious duo, with horrifying histories of violence, kept dozens of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies busy for the three weeks while they were on the lam.
Friday, July 3, 2015

Editorial: Speaking Up Against Hidden Taxes
On Wednesday we reported on problems caused by the imposition of a 6-percent sweetened beverage tax passed by the tax-hungry 2015 Legislature. The hike will cause difficulty for border retailers because it will motivate Vermonters to buy tax free soft drinks in New Hampshire.
Thursday, July 2, 2015


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