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John McClaughry

Former Vermont State Rep. John McClaughry (elected 1968 and 1970) was also senior policy advisor to President Reagan. Read more

Editorials

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Election Day results from Vermont and across the United States may profoundly affect state, national and global energy policy. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

A year ago Gov. Phil Scott created the Vermont Climate Action Commission in response to clamor generated by the state’s environmental organizations determined to make Vermonters take bold action to defeat... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

“Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care” is a fast-paced 435-page trip through the underbelly of the health care industry, the policies that shape it, and their often undesirable and overly costly results. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The “Guest Viewpoint” in the March 10 Eagle needs an answer to try to bring to it some sensibility. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Two critics of how the State of Vermont reports its 2017 results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium student tests cite murky terminology, and difficult state-to-state comparisons, when it comes to explaining the data... Read more

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MONTPELIER | In a recent online report entitled “Making the Grade?” (Vermont Digger), it  presents the results of the tests used by Vermont and 14 other states to determine public school student proficiency in English and math... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Here’s an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams. Read more

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Free electricity from the Sun has been a dream for decades. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

One certain result of the horrific Las Vegas massacre will be the revival of the cry to somehow control the firearms used by the shooter. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Earlier this year, Middlebury College gave us a pathetic example of cowardice in the face of left wing protestors who objected to sociologist Charles Murray speaking on campus. Read more

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As the Republican Congress struggled to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting. Read more

Letters to the Editor

John McCaughry [sic], one of the main persons of the Koch Brother front group the Ethan Allen Institute, described the U.S. national debt as our biggest problem to “America and our global civilization”. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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... Read more

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”... Read more

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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. Read more

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

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. Read more

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On Feb. 10, VTDigger political columnist Jon Margolis declared that “the carbon tax is dead.” Read more

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Kudos to the Vermont Senate for passing a bill requiring that senate districts “shall have a maximum of three members.” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

A year ago Gov. Phil Scott created the Vermont Climate Action Commission in response to clamor generated by the state’s environmental organizations determined to make Vermonters take bold action to defeat... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

“Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care” is a fast-paced 435-page trip through the underbelly of the health care industry, the policies that shape it, and their often undesirable and overly costly results. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MONTPELIER | In a recent online report entitled “Making the Grade?” (Vermont Digger), it  presents the results of the tests used by Vermont and 14 other states to determine public school student proficiency in English and math... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Here’s an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Free electricity from the Sun has been a dream for decades. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

One certain result of the horrific Las Vegas massacre will be the revival of the cry to somehow control the firearms used by the shooter. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Earlier this year, Middlebury College gave us a pathetic example of cowardice in the face of left wing protestors who objected to sociologist Charles Murray speaking on campus. Read more

The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

As the Republican Congress struggled to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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... Read more

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”... Read more

Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

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

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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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

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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.” Read more

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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”. Read more

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). Read more

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