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Editorial: Shutdown puts GOP at risk

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Here’s a quick recap of the looming federal government shutdown and why it’s unique.

At midnight Monday, Oct. 1, non-essential parts of the U.S. government will be shut down. Of the nation’s two million federal workers, about 40 percent  (800,000) will be furloughed for an unknown amount of time. About 1.4 million active duty military personnel will remain on the job, but most civilians working in the Defense Department face furloughs.

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Editorial: Solving the health care puzzle

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Vermonters begin to decipher the new world of health care through Vermont Health Connect and the health care exchange, and Republicans in Congress try — for the 42nd time — to dismantle the nation’s health care law at the expense of shutting down government, it’s worth stepping back to view the big picture: that is, how this nation’s health care compares to the rest of the world.

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Editorial: The sweet fragrance of the Gospel

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



“It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent... We have to find a balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”

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Editorial: Shorelands Protection Bill — A matter of public trust

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



To understand Vermonters’ concerns with the proposed shoreline protection bill, H.526 as passed by the House this past session, you have to answer just one question: Do you trust the Agency of Natural Resources to create the rules and administer it in a way that doesn’t create an unreasonable burden?

To most shoreline homeowners the answer is no.

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Denu, Swift House efforts are recognized

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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FERRISBURGH — Among those community leaders who excel at contributing to their communities, Middlebury businessman Eric Denu was named the 2013 Addison County Chamber of Commerce Buster Brush Citizen of the Year at the chamber’s annual meeting last week. The Swift House Inn was recognized as the Business of Year, and the Community Achievement Award went to Addison County Home Health and Hospice.

The awards were presented Thursday night, Sept. 12, at the Basin Harbor Club in front of a crowd of 100.

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Editorial: Is Addison County ready to be a year-round rec destination?

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a speech that entertained the 100 members present at last Thursday’s annual meeting of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, renown sports writer Alex Wolff painted an exciting portrait of tomorrow’s Addison County: a county-wide destination resort steeped in Vermont’s rural traditions, blessed with farm-to-table cuisine, and focused on outdoor recreation.

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Editorial: Theatrics and the pipeline

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The two objective arguments to the natural gas pipeline in Addison County can be broadly defined as: 1) those opponents who consider the Earth’s long-term environmental health as more important than the region’s short-term economy; and 2) those proponents who put the region’s economy first, believing that a strong economy is the means to transition to renewable energy.

Neither is wrong.

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Editorial: AG race — Sorrell vs. Donovan

Posted on August 20, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Primary races often pose the toughest challenges for voters. Because the candidates often come from the same political framework and their political sensibilities are more similar than not, the choice hangs in the balance of which candidate can do a better job of executing policies that are a hair’s distance apart.

That’s the case in the Democratic primary race next Tuesday, Aug. 28, against incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell and challenger TJ Donovan.

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Editorial: Fixing the deficit in 5 minutes?

Posted on July 23, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Rumor has it financial wiz Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, has a sure-fire solution to reign in the nation’s looming debt: “I could end the deficit in five minutes,” he allegedly tells a CNBC news reporter. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3 percent of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.”

The rumor is being spread via the Internet like wildfire and fueled by the millions of Americans upset with a dysfunctional Congress.

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Editorial: A tale of two capitalists

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a fascinating piece this Monday, New York Times columnist David Brooks portrays the presidential race as a battle of defining capitalism in the positive terms represented by Mitt Romney, or those terms cast in the negative by President Obama.

As with all columns that attempt to capture the complexities of a presidential race in a few hundred words, the argument is full of holes, but the premise has considerable merit and Brooks draws several thoughtful insights.

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