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By Sen. Bernie Sanders,
I want to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Vermont
for allowing me to continue representing them in the U.S. Senate.
These are tough times for our country, and I promise to continue
Vermonters have always been independent, whether it was having
their own republic (1777-1791), re-electing a Congressman while he
was in jail (Matthew Lyon, 1798), or sending a Socialist to the
Senate (Bernie Sanders, 1994-2 ...
BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 14 - "We are now in the midst of the
fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security
in our lifetimes," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned today on the
77th anniversary of the most s ...
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has
reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped
one million while another new report estimates that 23% of children
in the U.S. live in "relative p ...
The Vermont Legislature is a fine institution, with a proud
tradition, whose members strive to form, or reform, law, in a way,
as they see it, that best serves Vermont and her people.
However, as legislative sessions draw t ...
When he was in Vermont, President Obama called for a "doubling
down" in support of clean energy. Prior to taking the stage,
he was introduced by Jeanne Morrissey, the head of a local
contracting company. One of the las ...
Forty-two years ago what started as a simple idea quickly grew
into a national event.
Twenty million Americans marked that first Earth Day, setting aside
their political differences and coming together in massive
Just as people around Vermont and across the country are marking
the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, Vermont state senators have
voted to kill a proposal to expand Vermont's most successful
recycling law - the Bottle Bill.
In testimony before the full Senate, Department of Public
Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller Thursday experienced the
power of political demagoguery and learned how the appeal of
writing checks to a few trumps policy that ...
President Barack Obama inspired Vermonters last Friday with a
stem-winder of a 30-minute campaign speech that reminded the 4,500
in attendance about the political power of unity.
Advocating for fair taxes, expanded health c ...
Our graduates are being shortchanged. The workplace they are
entering is the most challenging it has been in decades. By
comparison, the workplace those who are responsible for education
policy, funding, administration and d ...
According to some English-only activists who always seem to
re-emerge in election year, and even former treasury secretary,
Lawrence H. Summers, English's pre-eminence as a global lingua
franca has rendered it unnecessary fo ...