Politics & Policy

Brett the Jet

In the presidential campaign, the debate is over properly inflated tires. David Broder has expressed his dismay (did anyone not see this coming?) over the way American politics have taken ...
Politics & Policy

Double O!

The tour and the speech are done, and now it is on to the next big, fatuous thing: the Olympics. The Obama campaign has announced that it will spend some ...
Politics & Policy

Freed on Faith

Twelve-year old Brooke Bennett was buried in Randolph, Vt., earlier this week. She was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered. Federal authorities have charged her uncle, Michael Jacques, in connection with ...
Politics & Policy

Old Is the New New

While voters in other, less-progressive jurisdictions are swooning over Barack Obama and the “change you can believe in,” many of us in Vermont are thinking, “Seen that old dog, and ...
Politics & Policy

Clintons Is Forever

For a while, last Thursday, a headline on realclearpolitics.com read: “Clintons Spurns Calls To Quit.” Eventually someone caught the typo and made the noun singular. I preferred the first construction. “Clintons” ...

Clinton Does It Right

Bill Clinton gets the basics.  “If a politician doesn’t wanna get beat up, he shouldn’t run for office,” he said. “If a politician doesn’t wanna get beat up, he shouldn’t ...
Politics & Policy

Preferred Tournament

We’re all looking forward to some great games in the weeks ahead, but even the excitement of March basketball doesn’t compare with the excitement of electing the next President of ...