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Editorial: Tough to Defend
In a letter published October 15, Marion Mohri derided us for referring to Gov. Shumlin's official "gas guzzling Chevy Suburban" SUV.
Monday, October 20, 2014

Editorial: Chapter 110
In case you missed the screaming teens, parades, bonfires or newspaper headlines, today is the 110th chapter in the storied history of "The Game."
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Editorial: Where In The World Are NH Dems?
For the most part, New Hampshire democrats are avoiding public appearances (and constituents) this campaign season.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Editorial: Dirty Little Secret Service
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson recently resigned, one year after she was hired by President Obama to "clean up" the scandal-ridden federal agency. Her departure followed a bad couple of weeks in which: 1) An armed Iraq war veteran scaled the perimeter fence and walked undisturbed into the unlocked White House on Sept. 19; 2) A contractor with a criminal record and a gun rode with Obama in an elevator on Sept. 16; and 3) Details surfaced about the botched handling of "shots fired" at the White House in 2011.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Editorial: Strike Strikes
One of the most incongruous acts in public service is a strike. Public servants are people who supposedly provide essential public services. When they refuse to provide them, as a bargaining tool to secure their salary and benefit demands, they betray the public they are sworn to serve.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editorial: Better Never than Late
On Friday night the St. Johnsbury Academy football team improved to 6-0 with a road victory over North Country. Eighteen hours later they were 7-0, after securing another road victory over BFA St. Albans.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Editorial: Nice Audit
Taylor Reed recently reported on the latest St. Johnsbury municipal audit. In it, Bonnie Batchelder said the 2013 audit was "a vast improvement over the previous two budgets she had audited."
Monday, October 13, 2014

Editorial: Greed
According to the Burlington Free Press, South Burlington teachers are planning to go on strike next week if they haven't gotten a new contract from the school board.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Editorial: C'Mon Your Honor
On Wednesday Judge Robert Bent told Caledonia County State's Attorney Lisa Warren that she couldn't show pictures of the victim during opening statements of the murder trial of Allen Prue.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Editorial: Shumlin Scrapping Medicare
Libertarian candidate for Governor Dan Feliciano is short on money and name recognition, but he's raising serious issues that demand attention.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Editorial: Time for Justice
Today begins a trial in which Allen Prue will answer for the most vicious, heinous crime in the recorded history of the Northeast Kingdom.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Editorial: Ignorance Is No Defense
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court heard an appeal from a North Carolina man who was stopped by police for a broken tail light and subsequently charged with drug possession after the cops found cocaine in his vehicle.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Editorial: Who Cares What He Says?
Tomorrow Goddard College graduates will hear a pre-recorded commencement address from Mumia Abu-Jamal - a convicted cop killer and Goddard alum.
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Editorial: No One Ever Is To Blame
The front page of Wednesday's Caledonian-Record included the following stories:

Hunt Stabbing Death Ruled Justifiable Homicide by State

Pion Won't be Prosecuted for Cruiser Crushing

Judge Dismisses Suit Against Rapoza Treatment Providers


Friday, October 3, 2014

Editorial: Do As I Say, Not As I Do
On Tuesday Governor Peter Shumlin spoke at a ribbon cutting at the new National Life solar farm in Montpelier.
Friday, October 3, 2014

Editorial: Tango
When the Tango is performed correctly each dancer appears to be a mirror image of the other. President Obama and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen have moved in unison performing an almost flawless political tango. According to Congressional Quarterly, 99 percent of the time Shaheen voted with Obama. She portrays herself as an "independent" voice for New Hampshire.
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Editorial: Throw the Bum Out
The Union Leader reports that Salem, N.H. police chief Paul Donovan is serving a two-week suspension for a "verbal outburst" during a recent select board meeting. Donovan is accused of swearing at a selectman during a heated exchange over police department funding.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Editorial: A Stroke of Good Luck
According to a report from Taylor Reed, St. Johnsbury Academy might resurrect fitness facilities at the shuttered Club at Old Mill.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Editorial: He Said What?
Secretary of State John Kerry is an enthusiastic advocate for government action to combat "climate change." Earlier this year he argued that the Western world needs to defeat catastrophic climate change for the benefit of Muslims everywhere.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Editorial: Sounding Presidential
Ordinarily we don't find President Obama's speeches to be credible or confidence-inspiring. But his address to the United Nations last Thursday was a welcome exception. There, spurred by barbarism from the "Islamic State," Obama finally started acting like a world leader.
Saturday, September 27, 2014


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