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Media responsible for our decline

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Bryan Jones



My genuine condolences to all those devastated by the Trump victory. Having Trump win is as disturbing to the left as Al Sharpton winning would be for the right. Those of us on the right need to realize that and show the true compassion that it will take to heal such a wound.

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Focus must stay on global warming

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Fran Putnam



Angelo Lynn’s editorial, “Inconceivable! And yet, hope,” is right on the mark.

As quoted in the editorial, Bill McKibben said that “the daily heating of the planet” will not cease just because of the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, with little or no action on climate change, our nation and the world will be missing what may be our last, great chance to slow the heating of our planet.

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Nation's founding documents show us way forward

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Harry Yeo Chaucer



In the last two weeks I was worried that Donald Trump could win the election.The key for me was the lawn signs. Not how many, but where they were. In many yards I saw the usual array of Republican lawn signs — congressional, gubernatorial etc., then, at the end of the display, almost in the neighbor’s yard, was the Trump/Pence Sign. It seemed to say, “I’m for them, but I’m not proud of it — this sign could be in my neighbor’s yard, and not mine.”

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Ignorance prevailed, and Vermonters must fight back

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Well, the Archie Bunkers, white supremacists, Fascists, racists, global warming deniers, misogynists and just plain idiots of America must celebrating now! Now they have their champion. He made America Hate Again! We will now recede to a new Dark Age for America and the world.

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Republicans win elections by lying; Trump no exception

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Trump is a loser.

Elizabeth Warren finally said it out loud, “Trump is a loser.”

He lost a billion dollars. Imagine what he will do with the U.S. budget, where we are talking about real money.

When we heard about his tax returns and the billion loss, the wise pundits only thought about the tax write-off. The tax write-off was a minor problem compared to Trump being unable to run a business.

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Independent's breakdown of votes omitted some

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



To whom it may concern:

Your Addison County plus Brandon breakdown of last week’s election was as usual much appreciated. A town-by-town breakdown of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein, I am sure would also have been appreciated by many of us. I was told, when I called, that it was a “space problem.” Unfortunately, I don’t believe either candidate would have taken up much space. Thank you.

Pat Ullom

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Clippings: Challenge issued to Trump voters

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



I stood in front of the Pittsford Town Offices on Veterans Day with almost 100 other people at the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial. A fierce, cold wind whipped dead leaves in all directions, the temperature dropping by the minute. Flags were lowered and then raised above the new slab of marble etched with the words “Lest We Forget.”

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Eric Davis: Democrats could learn a lot from Sanders

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Eric L. Davis



Here are a few points that illustrate the dilemmas facing the Democratic Party, both here in Vermont and nationally, after last week’s election.

Democrat Sue Minter lost her home town, middle-income Waterbury, to Republican Phil Scott. At the same time, Minter defeated Scott in neighboring Stowe, a town with more affluent voters holding college degrees.

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Greg Dennis: Trump, God and pipe bombs

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



A friend of mine is a longtime cashier at the Middlebury co-op. She says last Wednesday, Nov. 9, was the toughest workday that she can recall there.

The co-op cash register is as much a social gathering as a place for financial transactions. So my friend’s workday last Wednesday was filled with a procession of grieving liberals dismayed by Donald Trump’s “victory” in the presidential election.

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Editorial: No tolerance for hate speech

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The illusion that idyllic Vermont was wrapped in a political bubble away from the hate and racism demonstrated in much of the country was shattered this week when two swastikas were painted on the front door of Havurah, the meeting house for Addison County’s Jewish congregation in Middlebury, and hate speech was scrawled on the dorm room of a female Muslim student at Middlebury College.

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