VPO’s John Walters took some heat from Democratic insiders who feel like he’s been picking on them. Today’s column shows he’s an equal-opportunity shin-cracker. (Can’t wait for the column on the Progs!)Read more
Former Seven Days columnist John Walters insists the Vermont Democratic Party is ‘fair game’ for critical media coverage of their mishandling of the embezzlement of about $19,000 by party staffer Brandon Batham this summer.Read more
Vermont parents and taxpayers pay a lot for public education, and the return is just average, says economist and pundit Art Woolf.Read more
Newspaper publisher Todd Smith says Vermont's healthcare insurance "accountable care organization" is anything but. It's Vermont's only ACO and it wants 33% more money than last year. Can anyone stop it?Read more
Vermont's chronically underfunded pension system can be fixed if the Legislature will enact a defined contribution and leave the "benefit" up to the market. We're paying the price for overly optimistic estimates of investment returns, Milton Town Manager and former House Minority Leader Don Turner says.Read more
VT Digger pundit calls GOP gubernatorial candidate John Klar a 'rural populist' with some surprising policy goals - for a conservative.
John Walters, the H.L. Mencken of Vermont, observe that Attorney General TJ Donovan is engaging in “linguistic trickeration of a very lawyerly sort” by charging for copies of documents even when the “copy” is a photo snapped on a cellphone. (And on the eve of Game One of the World Series, check out the nice photo of 1930’s Chicago Cubs star Hack Wilson.)Read more
A Cornwall, VT resident says there are social and political ramifications now that homegrown Vermont marijuana is so ubiquitous that people are literally and legally giving it away like zucchini.Read more
For most septuagenarians, stents are no big deal. But most septuagenarians don't want to be president. Jon Margolis of VT Digger opines. “Sorry. This is the news business.Read more
What do you think? Who is driving the narrative on climate change and what are the climate-facts versus climate-fiction?