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The Growing Sea of Solar Panels

By Rob Roper Vermont Digger reported on a controversial solar energy project that is being proposed for New Haven, Vermont. Local residents are concerned that the 40 acre, […]

Egypt “gets it” when it comes to the ideological dimension of the war on terror.

By Robert Maynard. In a recent TNR post, the question was posed as to whether the Arab states, who offered to 0ppose the Islamic State […]

GMP Rate Reduction a Welcome Relief

Vermonters  do not often receive good news about energy costs, so the 2.46 decrease in Green Mountain Power rates scheduled to begin Oct. 1 is a […]

PARACHUTE PRESIDENT?: A hard-hitting ad released this week accuses rumored presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders of blasting “golden parachute” executive pay while at the same time collecting it.

Bernie Sanders parachutes way out of a response to golden parachutes ad

By Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has opted to parachute out of a response to a hard-hitting ad claiming he and […]

VT-NEA Lays Out Expectations for Single Payer Advocacy (VIDEO)

by Rob Roper Joel Cook, the executive director for the Vermont National Education Association (VT-NEA) testified before the House Committee on Healthcare, laying out what […]

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Americans not fully sold on global warming theory

By Robert Maynard A new survey has revealed that fewer than half of all Americans are buying into the theory that human activity is the primary driver of climate change: Despite the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and caused by human activity, a new survey conducted for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette demonstrates that many […]

Open data pioneer: ‘I didn’t ask Congress, I just did it’

By Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog Waldo Jaquith didn’t set out to be a pioneer of government accountability. But after years of experimenting with government data for fun, the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute and creator of Ethics.gov finds himself at the forefront of a transparency revolution. “I started connecting with people around […]