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Editorial: Yes, Virginia…

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Guest Editorial: Carbon tax borders on the silly, not the rational

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Sen. Joe Benning



The carbon tax debate has gotten silly. Partisans, touting economic collapse on one side and environmental calamity on the other, have resorted to an ancient tactic usually reserved for whipping up public support for war: Demonize the other side and paint them as being ignorant sub-humans. Vermonters are beginning to grow weary of this style of discourse.

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Rail bridge project provides a reason to unite and rebel

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



It’s rare that any Vermont community would have cause to rebel against a state-sanctioned project that purports to benefit the town. In Middlebury, however, that time has come.

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Editorial: Congress must OK war powers and accept consequences

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Last week, Vermont’s congressman Rep. Peter Welch did what Congress should have done long ago: he proposed bipartisan legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL. Joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., and U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeff Flake, R-Az., Rep. Welch told his fellow congressmen and women that it was up to Congress to approve war powers if they determined that the nation should be more militarily involved against the Islamic State, not the president.

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Editorial: Dissecting Trump's appeal

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Give Donald Trump credit for this: He’s impossible to ignore. Since he entered the race back in June, he has garnered more free publicity in the daily news cycle than any other presidential candidate, and the age-old saw that “no publicity is bad publicity” seems to hold true for him. Plus, he has another trait of successful candidates before him: a Teflon exterior in which outrageous statements and positions are easily deflected.

Why is the operative question?

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Editorial: The travesty of GOP politics

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the wake of last Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernadino, Calif., in which a husband and wife used semi-automatic assault weapons to kill 14 people and wound 20, you might think Congress could pass legislation to expand background checks, limit the sale of military-style assault weapons and ban the sale of weapons to people on the FBI’s terrorist watch list.

You’d be wrong.

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Editorial: A 'mass shooting' a day and yet no resolve to take action

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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Editorial: Of ignorance and denial

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As President Obama returned home from his few days leading an international effort to negotiate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at the Paris climate talks, he was greeted by a Republican House of Representatives that effectively thumbed their noses at the president’s and the world’s concerns over climate change.

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Editorial: Keep focus on the students

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Addison County residents, and Vermonters across the state, ponder the pros and cons of consolidating school governance, everyone agrees on one point: the focus should be on the students; more specifically, the benefits from implementing the proposed changes should ultimately lead to better outcomes for students.

It’s not easy, however, to determine which factors lead to better outcomes.

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