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John McClaughry

ADDISON – If you watch the news media, and especially the accounts of things like the Peoples’ March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, you would believe that the most critical problems facing America are... more

May 28, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

In a recent talk before students at St. Johnsbury Academy, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that although we are living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, “the nation’s wealth is in the hands of a privileged few”... more

Apr 4, 2017 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

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MONTPELIER — The Scott administration is digging in against a proposal by the House Natural Resource, Fish and Wildlife Committee to raise $30 million to clean up Lake Champlain and other bodies of water in Vermont. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

Here’s a capsule history of the fitful advance of parental choice in education in Vermont. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

A lot of serious long-term national issues simply weren’t addressed in the recent national election. more

Dec 6, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Mercifully, the 2016 Presidential campaign is over. That campaign has, says conservative columnist George Will, “demonstrated that there is no such thing as rock bottom.” more

Nov 24, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

For years, indeed decades, Vermont’s public school Establishment has regularly found ways to put pressure on the non-sectarian independent schools that receive tuition for pupils from the 90 “tuition towns”. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

Last week outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) made public the draft agreement he made with the Federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). more

Oct 13, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

"The 18th century pioneers who founded this little republic intensely believed in freedom — we would do well to recapture their passion for it." more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 PM Opinions

For decades—indeed, centuries—American politics has been a rough game. more

Aug 5, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

“Ethan Allan Institute”, did a true disservice to your readership by promoting falsehoods about the topic of human-caused climate change and by making untruthful statements about my own scientific work in his misguided, falsehood-riddled letter. more

Jul 1, 2016 8:46 AM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Let me respond to just two of the many charges —about my recent commentary in the Vermont Eagle—made by Pittsford’s self-promoted “leading climate scientist” Alan Betts in a letter to the Eagle. more

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

The mere existence on our planet of the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch drives U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) to torrents of outrage. more

Jun 20, 2016 4:30 PM The Vermont Eagle

Citizens without a physical science background naturally find it hard to know what to believe about the claims put forth by those who believe in a coming human-caused climate catastrophe. more

Jun 6, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

The 2016 legislative session is now history, and it’s worthwhile to assess its production. more

May 23, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

Three times in modern history Vermonters have witnessed a political battle over public power. more

May 13, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

The “Jay Peak EB-5 scandal” is in full bloom. While it’s too early to pass judgment on all of the parties involved, there are some emerging lessons to be learned. more

Apr 23, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 2 Comments

Alert viewers of a local television news broadcast may have noticed a March 4 segment calling attention to my completion of fifty years’ service as Kirby Town Moderator. more

Mar 15, 2016 8:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s divestment fight has focused on the wisdom of shuffling assets in the state’s pension fund, but some observers say Gov. Peter Shumlin’s agenda could have consequences for Vermont’s captive insurance industry as well. more

Mar 7, 2016 2:45 PM The Vermont Eagle

ADDISON – If you watch the news media, and especially the accounts of things like the Peoples’ March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, you would believe that the most critical problems facing America are... more

May 28, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

In a recent talk before students at St. Johnsbury Academy, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that although we are living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, “the nation’s wealth is in the hands of a privileged few”... more

Apr 4, 2017 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Here’s a capsule history of the fitful advance of parental choice in education in Vermont. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

Sunset over Lake Champlain.jpg

Photo by Thistle Tulla Carson

MONTPELIER — The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

A lot of serious long-term national issues simply weren’t addressed in the recent national election. more

Dec 6, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Mercifully, the 2016 Presidential campaign is over. That campaign has, says conservative columnist George Will, “demonstrated that there is no such thing as rock bottom.” more

Nov 24, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

For years, indeed decades, Vermont’s public school Establishment has regularly found ways to put pressure on the non-sectarian independent schools that receive tuition for pupils from the 90 “tuition towns”. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

Last week outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) made public the draft agreement he made with the Federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). more

Oct 13, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

"The 18th century pioneers who founded this little republic intensely believed in freedom — we would do well to recapture their passion for it." more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 PM Opinions

For decades—indeed, centuries—American politics has been a rough game. more

Aug 5, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

The mere existence on our planet of the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch drives U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) to torrents of outrage. more

Jun 20, 2016 4:30 PM The Vermont Eagle

Citizens without a physical science background naturally find it hard to know what to believe about the claims put forth by those who believe in a coming human-caused climate catastrophe. more

Jun 6, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

The 2016 legislative session is now history, and it’s worthwhile to assess its production. more

May 23, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

Three times in modern history Vermonters have witnessed a political battle over public power. more

May 13, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor

The “Jay Peak EB-5 scandal” is in full bloom. While it’s too early to pass judgment on all of the parties involved, there are some emerging lessons to be learned. more

Apr 23, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 2 Comments

Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton made an urgent pilgrimage to Flint, Michigan. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is out on the Presidential campaign trail, and he says he’s “talking about what I believe is the most important issue facing the American people: the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality. more

Jul 20, 2015 9:07 AM Opinions

Fifteen years ago WalMart and Home Depot rolled into the Rutland-sized town of Midland, Ontario. A 20-year-old man who had built the website for his parent’s paint store decided to help locally owned businesses compete with the big-box giants. more

Jul 6, 2015 10:16 AM Opinions

On April 15 the Democratic/Progressive chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Tim Ashe, lamented the difficult time the legislature is having trying to fill a $113 million General Fund budget gap. more

Apr 28, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

The Vermont legislature has entered the final four weeks of its 2015 session. The House has passed its appropriations, tax and health care “reform” bills, and the Senate is now well along in its consideration of those measures. more

Apr 14, 2015 2:58 PM Opinions

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