Missing from state’s EB-5 debacle: an apology

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry” was the catchphrase from the syrupy 1970 movie “Love Story.” It struck a chord with the public, and the American Film Institute puts it at No. 13 on the top 100 list of all-time movie quotes. Now it’s the strategy for the Vermont state government as it… Read More »

We need to be able to debate respectfully

We’ve been critical of Gov. Phil Scott’s performance during this legislative session, but he was magnificent last week as he explained why he signed three gun bills into law. First, he explained why a foiled school shooting in Fair Haven shocked him and forced him to rethink his conviction that Vermont was immune to that… Read More »

Education Secretary Holcombe quits. Who will follow?

Changing horses in midstream is risky business, but that’s what’s happening at the Vermont Agency of Education. For reasons that have not been disclosed, Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe abruptly resigned, giving just a one-week notice nine weeks before she was scheduled to issue orders for statewide school district consolidations. Her resignation has baffled school officials… Read More »

Thoughts and prayers? No. Do something.

EDITORIAL A pox on the politicians who have allowed American schools to become charnel houses, on the lobbyists who have turned the Second Amendment into a perverted religion, on the leaders who offer “thoughts and prayers” and do absolutely nothing to prevent the next school shooting. In 2012, when 20 children ages 6 and 7,… Read More »