Plan ‘V’ – Fair Taxation For Our 2nd Vermont Republic

Publisher’s Note: Thanks to one astute Vermont neighbor who passed on this suggestion for more equitable taxation as part of our Plan ‘V’ vision for our 2VR. Please send on other ideas as we collect and edit these ideas our… Continue Reading

The World & the US Presidency: Renegotiating the  Deal (GREEN MOUNTAIN POLITICS)

Publisher’s Note: Burlington-based journalist Greg Guma is one of Vermont’s most astute veteran journalists and progressive thinkers. We’d only add two observations to his essay here: 1) the Deep State is alive, well, and influential in shaping presidential decision-making; and… Continue Reading

Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s 2018 “State Of Our Once And Future Republic” Address (PLAN ‘V’, Anyone?!)

Publisher’s Note: Sandwiched between a mythical celebration of Vermont’s independent origins and Vermonters who won the so-called Civil War for the “Union,” Governor Scott delivers a depressing message of visionless half measures and “austerity”-related belt tightening. Here’s Plan ‘V’ –… Continue Reading

Vermont Legislature Declares January “Vermont Independence Month” – Here Are TEN Ways To Support Our 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR) !

In 1777, Vermonters established Vermont as an independent country and sovereign republic – “the only state of 50 that self-constituted itself as an independent republic,” according to constitutional historian Peter S. Onuf. The 1Vr (1st Vermont Republic) existed from 1777… Continue Reading

The FCC’ing of “Net Neutrality” – Vermont Responds. (FREE OUR INTERNET)

We’ve been hearing from plenty of irate Vermonters since the FCC voted 3-2 to gut “Net Neutrality” protections last week. We reached out to Green Mountain Access, our local family-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP) here in central Vermont’s Mad River… Continue Reading

Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America And The World (BOOK REVIEW)

“Fit to govern? No, not fit to live.” From The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act IV scene iii In my optimistic imagination, Dick Cheney shall live and die in infamy as a traitor, coward, war criminal and profiteer, liar, and enemy… Continue Reading