Publisher’s Note: Good advice here, as we in the Green Mountains confront US imperial collapse and the reinvention of Vermont as an independent republic once again. 1. Nourish your relationships. That friend you haven’t called in a decade? That cousin… Continue Reading
Publisher’s Note: Vermont has the most permissive gun laws in the US of Empire, and among the lowest rates of homicide. What gives? Last week, we crunched the numbers on gun deaths in Vermont over six years, with the help… Continue Reading
“All extensive governments have a natural tendency to destroy that equality among the people, which was necessary to keep one part of mankind from oppressing the other.” – Norwich, Vermont farmer Daniel Buck; March 1791 Today – March 4 in… Continue Reading
Well, well, well. Even New York Times readers are figuring out the US is an Empire.
Publisher’s Note: For the moment, the world’s two most powerful 21st century Empires are US and China. We’ve been to western China and witnessed the ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative at its launch. Why is it that China can invest… Continue Reading
Ten years have passed since we learned that the oil and gas industry was planning to frack a big chunk of New York State, including Otsego county. Battle lines were quickly drawn between those who believed that natural gas was… Continue Reading
Publisher’s Note: This is the eighth installment in our geoengineering series. Our skies are our most visible and vital global Commons, and they are under siege by powerful forces we are just beginning to understand. “Our Geoengineering Age” series tells the story of… Continue Reading
“I oppose Trump, but I will not let him steal my critical thinking skills.” So jokes LA-based comedian Jimmy Dore at minute 18 of yet another irreverent and insightful take down of US politics – this… Continue Reading