Giving to tax-exempt organizations has come a long way since Congress adopted the Revenue Act of 1918 and, in 1954, Section 501(c)3 of the Tax Code. I can only imagine that they had no idea of how America’s “charities” would grow to the industry it is today.
The lack of civility which is taking place in American politics and media reporting needs to change — not necessarily because it is a threat to our democracy, but because it prevents us from being the nation we can be.
The fact is Bernie Sanders is not resolving the issues that Vermont is facing today, and the issues need the attention of full-time legislators.
Sens. Warren and Sanders, with Congress having an approval rating in single digits, isn’t it time you get your house in order? Buying votes through legislation is getting old.
The question to be answered is this: Is a free press in any danger from this president? I don’t think so, at least not from the president sounding off in response to what he perceives as negative or fake news about him or his administration.
Not too many years ago, when you went to see your medical provider, you were the focal point. In the ensuing years, that has changed.
Being an embezzler is not as lucrative as I had been led to believe. A much better career, in light of the EB-5 scandal, would be to become a fraudster — stealing from others via false pretenses.
We have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to deal with poverty. Is it not time to try something different and not look the other way when the principles of personal responsibility and accountability are brought up?
The leaders of the church came to the conclusion that Friends of Hildene was the only buyer and, ultimately, they had to work with them. Once they obtained the property, Friends of Hildene were going to carry out the wishes of Peggy Lincoln Beckwith — something that was impracticable for the church to do.
The town of Bennington, one of Vermont’s oldest and most historic places, deserves better than to have only 6 percent of its registered voters come out to vote. I hope that we are not ready to have the pallbearers of the casket of democracy be the lobbyists, bureaucrats and politicians.
Judging from the outcome of five months of meetings, the most important matter facing Vermont was not addressed: How do we keep our young people here and, at the same time, bring in others?