We noticed the Vermont State Police launched an “Executive Order Reporting Tool,” asking Vermonters to tell the government if their neighbors aren’t “complying” with the governor’s orders to shutter business and stay home.
Two council members have weighed in on the newly passed racial justice resolution in Burlington, which includes a 30 percent cut to the police force, declaring racism “a citywide health crisis,” and a task force to “consider an apology and a proposal for reparations for the role that Burlington has played in chattel slavery.”
I met some latter-day Nation Makers Saturday morning at the Independence Day celebration on the State House lawn — people who see what’s wrong and don’t sit back and wait for others to fix it.
While Vermont remains in a state of emergency with burdensome restrictions on businesses, the reopening and subsequent recovery across the Connecticut River are moving along at a more aggressive pace.
Vermont’s new, universal vote-by-mail law contains a technical flaw “leaving the authority of the Secretary of State ambiguous as it relates to ballot returns,” Gov. Phil Scott said in a letter to the Legislature sent Thursday.
“The answer to violence is not more violence,” Dr. Alveda King, the pro-life niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., told Heather Sheppard of the Light Radio during an interview Wednesday.
This Independence Day, more than any in living memory, it is vitally important that we reflect upon that greatest of all anti-slavery documents, the Declaration of Independence. That document in turn launched the greatest abolitionist movement in human history: the United States of America.
The legacy of slavery in the United States is real, and its impact on the lives and opportunities of Black Americans persists. But the improvements we have made over the past 150 years were because of, not despite, the principles laid out in our founding documents by the likes of Jefferson and Washington.
This Fourth of July, as with every Independence Day, we should be thankful and grateful to be Americans, we should be proud of what our country — though imperfect as all of mankind is imperfect — has accomplished.
The ad, “Erasing History,” depicts statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson being targeted by protesters while their faces disappeared on Mount Rushmore.
With the cancel culture in full swing across America, political commentator Tucker Carlson asks, “What American holiday should be canceled next?”
In the 23rd episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the benefit cliffs and safety-net programs with former legislator Oliver Olsen and John Badgewick as they build a bird house.