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Tag: David Moats
David Moats: ‘The Most Costly Journey’ tells migrant farmworkers’ stories
Many of the storytellers have spent years in Vermont, but they are living apart from their families because they want to help them, sending money back home that will allow parents to buy a house or otherwise improve their lot.
David Moats: Democracy requires people to listen to the other side
There was a quality of desperation to the complaints about civil unions, and lately, the same quality of desperation is evident in the language of those seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
David Moats: Middlebury thinker ponders the state of democracy
“Politics is an art, shaped by a knowledge and understanding of its traditions. Where such understanding is lacking, our path becomes dysfunctional and dangerous.”
David Moats: What I’ve learned over the decades about Patrick Leahy
Leahy has always been kind to me, arousing the suspicion of the newsman wary of politicians trying to be too chummy. But over the years I’ve seen that he is the genuine article, and if he has won me over, so be it.
David Holmes' book traces life on his family’s farm from 1822 to 1923
David Holmes also has a related project: Defining the attributes of the Vermont character.
David Moats: The human dimension of Afghanistan’s geopolitical disaster
We became acquainted with bright, ambitious, open, friendly people caught between two worlds — the isolated, rural, medieval world of traditional Afghanistan and the beckoning opportunities of the modern world.
David Moats: Alexander Wolff’s new book, ‘Endpapers,’ looks at his extraordinary family history
Wolff’s new book traces his family’s remarkable history, which was shaped directly and forever by the cataclysmic rise and fall of Nazi Germany.
Moats: Extreme hate is nothing new
Twenty years ago, the campaign for marriage equality gave rise to an atmosphere like the one we are witnessing today that included threats, intimidation and vile language. Yet political leaders and ordinary citizens exhibited uncommon courage. It is a lesson for us today.
Moats: The morning after — what will it be like after this presidential election?
The approach of Election Day 2020 allows us to take stock of this discrete period — a four-year interval that will stand out either as a hideous anomaly in American history or as prelude to a disaster of deepening global consequences.
Moats: Drought, high temperatures symptoms of climate change in Vermont
The farms and forests of Vermont will survive this year, mostly, but multiple years in a row of drought conditions could spell trouble for the region.
Moats: As higher education shifts to worker training, is there room for the humanities?
Cynicism of the left and the right has corroded the link between education and democracy, calling into question the purposes of education itself.
Rutland Herald, Times Argus eliminate Pulitzer-prize winner’s position
David Moats, the longtime editorial page writer for the newspapers, won the Pulitzer prize in 2001 for an editorial about civil unions.