Category Archives: U.S.

Government “Shut-down” immanent as Senate Republicans fail to back Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

Once again, the United States government is being “shutdown.” The second of its kind, the shutdown will effect at least nine executive departments of the federal government, including the Departments…

Net Neutrality Repealed

Net-neutrality, a policy principle intended to prevent internet service providers from deliberately blocking, slowing-down or unfairly promoting web content, has been repealed. The policy, once embraced by both congressional Democrats…

REVIEW: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Fred Rogers, better known by millions as “Mister Rogers,” was one of the most beloved television personalities of the twentieth century. His self-produced, PBS-supported children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood brought…

Legislature Votes to Legalize Marijuana but with Restrictions

On July 1, 2018, Vermont will join several other states across the country in removing all state-imposed criminal penalties for possession of marijuana. In January, Gov. Phil Scott broke rank…

Iraq Elects New Government

On May 12, 2018, the people of Iraq mobilized to participate in a much anticipated election to decide who would serve among the 329 members of the Council of Representatives…

North Korea Announces it Will Suspend Nuclear Development and Missile Tests

TOKYO – The leader of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea for short,  Kim Jong Un, announced that his country would suspend nuclear weapons and missile…

Something for nothing? Social media data used to manipulate elections

Facebook may be free of charge, but according to an explosive expose drawing from several inside sources, there is a price: your privacy. On March 17 reports simultaneously published by…

Teen Gunman Opens Fire at Florida High School

A teenaged gunman identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz has been accused of opening fire on students and teachers at his former high school in Parkland, Flordia. He was apprehended while…

16 Years of War in Afghanistan with No End in Sight

U.S. continues to face fierce resistance as Islamist forces grow with funds from international heroin trade. For more than 16 years, the United States and its allies have been engaged…

Hunger, Poverty and Quality of Life Issues Continue to Challenge Vermont Policy Makers

SOUTH BURLINGTON – Hunger Free Vermont, a non-profit focusing on issues of food insecurity and poverty throughout the state have released a shocking report indicating that over 10% of Vermonters…