It may seem like the stuff of fiction, but the Green Mountain State was a Republican stronghold in 1972 when the Democrat announced a last-minute bid for governor on the day of the filing deadline in August. Three months later, he surprised everyone by winning the general election.
How did Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin move away from a sharp divide to a seemingly smooth accord? They didn’t get everything they wanted.
My generation never dreamed that the clock would run backwards, that
we would lose what we had fought for so hard.
The lieutenant governor has made her experience a central part of her pitch to voters in this year’s Democratic congressional primary. Critics ask what she’s done for Vermont.
Kunin said she had been reluctant to endorse a candidate while Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale remained in the race because the former governor is close with both Gray and Ram Hinsdale.
The state could soon join the rest of the nation in electing a woman to Congress. But it had yet to vote a female candidate into any top office when Madeleine Kunin faced questions of “gender liability” in her precedent-setting 1984 run for governor.
Vermonters wonder what is getting lost in America’s decoupling with Russia.
We know there is evil and good in the world. Seldom have we seen evil and good played out on the global stage by two different people right before our eyes.
Lt. Gov. Molly Gray on Wednesday morning unveiled the new Statehouse portraits of Vermont’s three female former-lieutenant governors: Consuelo Bailey, who served from 1955 to 1957; Madeleine Kunin, from 1979 to 1983; and Barbara Snelling, from 1993 to 1997.
We have no choice. We must fight back. We still live in a democracy, even if it is somewhat bruised. The 2022 election is critical to the future of our country.
Vermont women have had a good reason to be chagrined. Vermont is the only state in the nation never to have sent a woman to Congress.
Today’s Republican Party seems to define itself sadly by what it opposes, defaulting to an adversarial position on anything proposed by Vermont’s dominant Democrats.
I was driving home on a September evening when the air started to turn cool. I glanced out my side window and caught a pink, puffy line stretching across the sky.
John Zampieri died Monday from advanced heart failure. He served in the Legislature for 20 years before working in the executive branch for more than a decade.