Tag Archives: OpEd

Editorial: The price of war (Times Argus)

May 31, 2012

Over the years Sen. Bernard Sanders has been a consistent defender of the interests of military veterans, and on Memorial Day he appeared at a variety of parades and ceremonies where he asked Vermonters to remember those who have served their country. Rep. Peter Welch was in Vermont this week promoting a program to help […]

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OpEd: Trojan horse or sensible solution? (Brattleboro Reformer)

May 30, 2012

By Richard Davis Vermont and the State of Washington can both boast of strong proponents of health care reform. We have Bernie Sanders and they have Rep. Jim McDermott. McDermott is in his 12th term in congress and he is a vocal proponent of liberal causes. Support of a single payer health care system is […]

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OpEd: The Final Straw: Break Up the Banks (HuffPost Politics)

By David Fagin It’s a nice, quiet Memorial Day weekend. Kids frolic on the beach, friends barbecue in backyards, and the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to announce it’s tip-toeing away from the biggest corporate bankruptcy scandal in U.S. history, without prosecuting a soul. One question that arises, is, perhaps the SEC picked Memorial Day […]

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Editorial: Paying for democracy (Times Argus)

May 18, 2012

The proposal to close the mail sorting center in White River Junction and the effort to save it are emblematic of the way that democracies in the United States and elsewhere are struggling to define the role of the public sector. Ideological conservatives in the United States and austerity-minded budget hawks in Europe have used […]

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Editorial: Handle with care (Times Argus)

April 27, 2012

The postal reform bill passed by the Senate this week averts the decimation of the Postal Service that had been proposed as a way to save it. Sen. Bernie Sanders took an active role in the Postal Service issue, and in Vermont the benefits will be real. The mail processing center in White River Junction […]

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