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Editorial: Of elections and 'the Dream'

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



A generation or so ago, the American Dream was writ large in our cultural DNA. Symbolically, the dream came to mean owning an adequate house, having a family, a car and a job to pay for it all. In the 1950s-60s-70s, that seemed to be possible for a majority of Americans. The mantra was that if you graduated high school, worked hard, and kept your nose clean you’d get to that dream in your thirties, start building equity and have enough to retire on Social Security by 65. That was the life.

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Opinion: 'Divest Middlebury' nears its goal

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Cora Kircher/Tricia Nelsen/Leif Taranta/Lucy Weiss



This past Friday, Divest Middlebury took a major step towards our goal of finally aligning the college endowment with our mission statement. At 11:30 a.m., three students from Divest Middlebury arrived at Old Chapel to present the students’ position on fossil fuel divestment and the necessary steps the school must take going forward.

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Ways of Seeing by Mary E. Mendoza: Misogynistic humor isn't funny, even in satire

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Mary E. Mendoza



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Last week I attended an academic conference for historians in the American West. The organization that puts on this productive annual meeting, has come a long way in the last 15 years. It used to be a place that was relatively hostile to women and people of color, but over time, we have seen a huge shift, in part because the organization’s leadership has stopped giving hate a platform.

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Jessie Raymond: Stuffing the turkey, literally this time

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Under normal circumstances, cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is not that complicated.

Yes, putting together so many dishes can be time consuming, but roasting food isn’t that demanding a task: while things cook, you pass the time by looking for the good tablecloth and drinking wine, at least where I come from.

Some people, particularly new cooks, quake at the thought of hosting the most important meal of the year. But the menu hasn’t changed in generations.

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Greg Dennis: I Volted: The how and why of EVs

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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It’s foolish to think that we can buy our way out of the climate crisis. But for those of us who lose sleep over what climate change will mean for the planet, getting an electric vehicle is one way to feel like we’re doing something.

The recent U.N. report says it will take massive, systemic changes in energy to avoid the extreme heat, poverty, rising sea levels and food insecurity that will otherwise be our fate by 2030.

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Eric Davis: Telling the tale of the election tape

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Editor’s note: This is a special column by Eric Davis reflecting his personal analysis and views of the political landscape the morning after the election. It was written as a personal reflection to friends and colleagues, so is left in the first person to reflect that personal voice.

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Letter to the editor: Veteran House member grateful

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Rep. Harvey Smith



I would like to thank all my friends, family and voters in Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge for electing me to another term in the Vermont House of Representatives. I want to give all of you a special thank you for giving me the good fortune to be unopposed this year.

It is an honor and privilege to have your support, I look forward to serving your interests over the next two years.

I can be reached at [email protected].

Rep. Harvey Smith

New Haven

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Letter to the editor: Trump tactics have precedent

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Steve Edwards



Trump uses Nazi tactics. Our president uses the same tactics favored by Adolph Hitler.

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