The Democrat-led House and Senate now have the power to drive through any measure its leaders, spurred on by their clamoring interest groups, decide upon. The governor may get a respectful hearing on practical questions of implementation, but he will have no power to stop this coming Johnstown Flood.
At first glance the voters seem to have sent a mixed message. They gave Democrats and Progressives, many of whom emphasized environmental action, an even greater supermajority with which they might override vetoes. On the other hand, these same voters also reelected Republican Phil Scott.
But pre- or post-masking, distancing or lockdowns, the numbers are the same. Pre-vaccine to post-vaccine numbers were the same, with a few minor exceptions. New Hampshire had no COVID deaths under 20 until after the vaccine rollout. COVID was never the threat advertised, and it was right in front of you in the state’s data.
In Burlington, Vermont, to use public land reserved for gardening you must swear a loyalty oath to their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion gods.
With winter construction season underway, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants to remind Vermonters about additional requirements to help protect the state’s waterways.
IDEAL Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott said, will work to advance those metrics at the city and municipality level in the state in an effort to remove structural barriers and increase meaningful inclusion and representation. The program was funded by the state with an appropriation of $220,000.
“The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week,” Musk posted on the social media site Thursday, before adding the Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
As part of its “deep organizational work to address racism as a public health crisis,” the city of Burlington won’t allow people who refuse to sign a diversity pledge to grow food in a taxpayer-funded community garden.
Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better get it right.
It takes a commitment of long hours to get products to our homes, and in addition to our farmers, we are grateful for retailers, store employees and those along the supply chain who make our Thanksgiving dinners so special.
There are important reasons why almost half the voters supported Trump in 2016 and 2020 and why so many remain loyal to him today. We ignore those reasons and those votes democratically cast at our own peril and, yes, at the peril of democracy.
Americans will pay higher prices for a range of goods and services for the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping this year, and it looks like things may only get worse as we draw nearer to Christmas.