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McClaughry: A capitalist success story

Here’s a tale of two savvy young men from Vermont who hit the jackpot by selling their startup company to a larger one for $40 million. The two now rich men were Board President and Clean Energy Program Director at the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.

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Deb Billado: Midnight in Middlebury

Middlebury College removed the name of Vermont Gov. John Mead from the chapel that has embraced his name for over a century. Mead’s name was removed in the dead of night under the cover of darkness with no forewarning. This is particularly ironic given Middlebury’s own troubled history with eugenics.

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John Klar: Trusting Uncle Sam

Yes, those who wish to trust government, and pharmaceutical companies, and science, possess the freedom to do so. What they do not possess is the right — let alone the power — to compel others to embrace their cognitive dissonance.