It can’t be psychologically healthy to put so much pressure on young people — teaching them it’s up to you to save the world or you and everything you love will die — and to bombard them so relentlessly with doom and gloom scenarios about their futures.
Beginning in earnest in 2006, climate change activists have succeeded in progressively shifting the emphasis of transportation policy toward reducing CO2 emissions and defeating climate change.
Supporters of open borders and sanctuary policies must be overjoyed by the latest report from the Department of Homeland Security. The Border Patrol intercepted more than 144,000 illegal aliens at the southwest border in May, the largest monthly total in more than a dozen years.
At the Strolling of the Heifers Parade 2019, this bias against free speech was on full display, augmented by blatant government endorsement, using broadcast media by Vermont’s ultra-progressive lieutenant governor.
Stenger acquired responsibility for the financial misdeeds of the other partners but, burdened with his responsibilities as the developer on the ground, apparently neglected to raise any red flags if indeed he knew of the extent of those misdeeds.
It will be eight months before the Legislature reconvenes. I would hope the members think long and hard on what a spectacular disaster this session turned out to be.
It turns out that not only are those bans an inconvenience, they also have questionable positive benefits for the environment — and may actually be making things worse.
Remember the Champlain Flyer? That was Howard Dean’s commuter train that ran 13 miles from Charlotte to Burlington. After three years’ operation and spending $27 million, the little used Flyer was mothballed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” E-cigarettes and other alternative products can help change this. That’s something Congress shouldn’t forget.
Would they have the grit and fortitude to fight and win to preserve the freedom and liberty of the West that they seem to take for granted and the values that too many of them seem to treat with contempt?
We need to have conversations about substantive reform if we’re serious about paying down our liabilities while making financially responsible decisions for our state’s future.