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Editorializing by Photograph, Free Press style

It’s Thursday, which means the Burlington Free Press brings us the weekly excretion from the mind of Art Woolf, Vermont’s Leading Economist On Retainer. Woolf’s column is the usual stuff: a handful of statistics and some shallow speculation on What It All Means. 353 more words

The Media

A Burlington city councilor wants to change the public process for city hires in the wake of the appointment of Brandon del Pozo as the new Burlington police chief. 1,131 more words

Sarah Olsen

The hidden world of nonprofit advocacy

Okay, so today I Tweeted this:

It’d be nice if all the VT nonprofits engaged in political advocacy had to reveal their funding sources. #vtpoli…

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Campaign Finance

Fear and loathing under the Golden Dome

Funny thing. The more time goes by since last Thursday’s inaugural protest, the more fearsome and dangerous it seems to become.

We haven’t had any single item more outrageous than Sen. 676 more words

Health Care Reform

Don't expect the Vermont Workers' Center to go away anytime soon

Those dirty hippies who made Joe Benning walk the gauntlet on Inauguration Day are most likely in this for the long haul. I say this because the Vermont Workers’ Center is a rapidly-growing organization with surprising financial muscle. 564 more words

Health Care Reform

A passel o' peevishness on Inauguration Day (Part One)

Many a knicker was tightly knotted yesterday, judging by some of the statements made and actions taken at the inaugural ceremony.

Most of the collywobbles arose from the protest by advocates of single-payer health care. 678 more words

Health Care Reform

Universal Healthcare in America: Vermont at the Crossroads

After this year’s midterm elections, many are revisiting an issue that rallied so many Vermonters together in previous election cycles: single-payer healthcare. Green Mountain Care, established by Bill H.202 in 2011 as the first single-payer public health care option in the United States, has received criticism due primarily to problems with the program’s website. 569 more words