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June 16th, 2019

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Trump’s Un-American Conspiracy Theories

Editor, I am highly disappointed with Republican voters across the United States. Evidently, according to national polls, over 70% of Republican voters believe the propaganda being put out by Trump and his campaign staff that the upcoming election is rigged in favor of Clinton. And my disappointment emanates from being a registered Independent for...

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Guest Opinion: Just the Facts about Rigged Elections and Voter Fraud

By Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8th. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former State Senator, f...

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Support TJ Donovan for AG

Editor, There was something really wrong. Every Monday police summon scores of Vermonters are to Court – many for failing to be the person they would like to be, others whose conflicts outweighed their resources to deal with them. They await for the Judge to assign a punishment: jail here, a fine there, a license lost here, work crew there, a disqu...

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The Legislature Does Not Deficit Spend

Editor, Some on the campaign trail suggest that the Vermont legislature has engaged in deficit spending over the last 14 years. That is simply not true. Here’s how the budget process works in Vermont. Each year the legislature works from projected revenue for the next fiscal year, and the House and Senate pass a balanced budget for that year based...

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Will the Presidential Candidates Ever Address Real Issues?

Editor, The presidential debates so far have been a joke….and embarrassing! Tens of millions of Americans will be watching the debate the night of October 19 — and they deserve a serious discussion on the big issues facing our nation, like the future of Social Security. If the next President doesn’t take bold action on Social Security, we cou...

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Support for LaClair and McFaun

Editor, I vote early, and I have already cast my votes to re-elect Rob LaClair and Topper McFaun to the Vermont House of Representatives from Barre Town. I had the good fortune to work side by side with Topper for ten years when I was also a member of the House. He has become a very respected voice of moderation in the legislature. As the ranking m...

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The Police Problem

Editor, In judging the actions of the police in their recent killings of African-Americans, it is essential to understand that police are the domestic enforcement arm of the state. I use the term “state” broadly to include all legally constituted civil authority, be it federal, state, or municipal. And therein lies the tale: how these “authorities”...

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Sue Supports Young Families

Editor, This coming November, we select the next leader of our state. As a lifelong Vermonter, who’s working hard to raise my young family here, I’m supporting Sue Minter for Governor. My husband and I met in high school, attended college together, and now live in central Vermont, just miles from our parents’ homes. Last year, we celebrated the bir...

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Josh Fitzhugh for Senate

Editor, Josh Fitzhugh is a candidate for Washington County Senate and I can think of no one better qualified for that position. As a fellow board member and Past President of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, I have witnessed first-hand his commitment to creating good paying, long-term jobs, investment in workforce development,...

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Support Johnson/Weld

Editor, The Libertarian ticket of Johnson for President and Weld for Vice President provides a huge amount of government executive experience acquired when they were governors of their states. I believe governors are the most qualified politicians to ascend to the Presidency. With this ticket we have a former governor available to assume the Presid...

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