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Eric Davis: New leader is off to a dubious start

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Eric Davis



Donald Trump’s presidency began last Friday with a dark and foreboding inaugural address. The President portrayed America as a dystopia (“carnage”) and laid out a mix of populist, nationalist and protectionist responses. Unlike almost all of his predecessors, Trump said nothing in his inaugural address about history, the Constitution, freedom, equality, justice or liberty.

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Greg Dennis: Coping and hoping in the Trump era

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



It’s inevitable that when a presidential candidate wins by 2.9 million votes — and is still denied the presidency — there will be a lot of disappointed people. When that candidate is a woman who seemed on the verge of making history, the disappointment has turned into heartbreak for many Americans.

That’s especially true here in Vermont, where Hillary Clinton outpolled Donald Trump by more than 26 points.

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Letter to the editor: Women's March was uplifting

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On Saturday, Jan. 21, I drove with 3 other women to Montpelier for the Women’s March. On our way traveling south on I-89, we noticed the traffic slowing down to a crawl. We were very lucky and had the chance to get off at the Middlesex exit and onto Route 2. We made it to Montpelier. Luckily we found a parking spot and walked to Montpelier High School to join the thousands bound for the State House.

Here are some of the lessons and messages that I read on posters. I share them with you in poetic form:

Human Kind, Be Both

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Community Forum: Time for Vermont ethics panel by Secretary of State Jim Condos

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Jim Condos



This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.

The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability:

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Letter to the editor: Doctors should be able to practice without interference

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Teresa Glidden



Let’s ask Bernie and Leahy for a new bill that would keep insurance companies from influencing doctors’ decisions on their patients’ treatments. That should simply be illegal.

Doctors have nuances with patients cases that insurance doctors do not since they have no direct contact with them. If we are paying for insurance we should not have to worry that the company taking our money may also be endangering our health in order to secure their profits. Nor should they make exuberant profit percentages.

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Letter to the editor: Russian allegations still unproven

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Nick McDougal



While Mr. Lynn’s comments regarding the threat to the Affordable Care Act in the Jan. 16, 2017, editorial “How Trump will hurt you” are timely, his further comments on the supposed involvement of Russia in the recent election detract from the value of his offering. I share the concern, however to make the assertion that this alleged collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia actually has occurred only deepens the quagmire.

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Letter to the editor: Pot license restrictions not logical

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Thomas Vanacore



Dave Silberman seems to be well studied and on the right side of the cannabis legalization initiative (see series of opinion pieces in the editions of Jan. 9, 12 and 16). However, one statement is curious.

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Jessie Raymond: Reluctant accountant gets surprise

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



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As the reluctant bookkeeper for my husband’s business, I dread this time of year: It’s tax season. I hate thinking about money, much less keeping track of it, and I don’t really understand accounting.

It’s not that I’m bad at math; back in my school days, I never met a cosine I didn’t like. But my accountant insists that fun stuff like vectors and rational coefficients aren’t appropriate for small-business accounting, and that I need to stop using the quadratic formula altogether (apparently, it’s screwing up payroll).

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