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Yankee Austerity In Vermont today even George Washington's first campaign would be illegal (from the Wall Street Journal).

GOP looks before it leaps on party platform. As always, the Vermont GOP is listening to Vermonters.

"Harebrained Howard" rails against school choice -but seemingly forgets about Vermont's 130 year old voucher program, according to the Weekly Standard.

President calls on Congress to Act on Prescription Drugs With seniors lacking the coverage they need, the Senate Democratic leadership needs to put election year politics aside.

Racine does not support real permit reform But does support involvement by outside special interest groups.

Dubie Takes the High Road The Essex Reporter offers a bouquet to Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Dubie and brickbats to his democrat opponent.

Radical Court Rules Pledge Unconstitutional Here are some facts about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court and Senator Patrick Leahy's complicity. See also: "A Circuitous Court" by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.

Bertrand Announces Montpelier attorney Mike Bertrand today announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.

Dean and Racine Behind Circ Delays? Have top democrats in Montpelier misrepresented their position on this key issue while privately thwarting the wishes of Chittenden County residents and businesses?

Ready: Auditor, or Loose Cannon? If IBM announces more layoffs, can we thank Auditor Elizabeth Ready for her help?

Jim Douglas formally announces candidacy "It's time to stop making excuses and start making a difference... We need to attract and retain good jobs."

Two Views on Successful Communities Government people have a really hard time identifying government as the problem... People who invest, build, hire, finance, create and pay taxes see it differently.

Vermont Corrections: No Room at the Inn We should be concerned about the overuse of community-based corrections as a solution to lack of prison space, argues Wendy Wilton.

President Calls for Conservation and Stewardship on Earth Day. Clear Skies legislation will do more to reduce power plant emissions than ever before in our nation's history.

Hearings on Senate Redistricting Reveal Problem Worse than Gerrymandering.Chittenden County's six member senatorial district is the only district in the United States with more than three members.

Vermont Republicans Welcome Clavelle Endorsement of Progressive in Disguise. Doug Racine has been a leader for many of the causes Vermont's left wing Progressives want: higher income taxes, mandates on business, government health care, more government control of private land, Act 60, and more....


Economic Development

Free Trade and the Economy. Trade Promotion Authority is in everyone's best interest.

Small Business Survival Committee Ranks Congress on Small Business Issues. Sanders, Leahy and Jeffords earn Vermont forty-sixth place.

Economic Development in Vermont: Making Lemons Out of Lemonade. Economist Art Woolf describes how Vermont could have higher incomes, lower poverty rates, a higher standard of living, and fewer people without health insurance.


Liberal Intellectual Decline. Sen. Peter Shumlin’s over-the-top attacks on republicans are rude and disrespectful, and detract from the intellectual discussion of policy. Commentary by Deborah Bucknam.

Congressman Bernard Sanders is part of the Problem. Economist David Hale writes, "If the U.S. is to offer the world's poor people any hope for material progress and improving living standards, it has to set an example of openness through policies which promote trade. Rep. Sanders has been an opponent of such policies..."



President Bush Takes Action to Strengthen America's Communities. In his State of the Union Address, President Bush called on all Americans to give at least two years of their lives to service to their neighborhoods, communities and Nation.



President Bush providing needed leadership on health care reform. President Bush’s proposals mark the end of almost 10 years of inaction on health care reform, according the the Wall Street Journal.



President Bush Signs Landmark Education Reforms. Legislation provides for greater accountability, more local control, better training for educators, increased school choice, and dramatic increases federal education funding. Leahy, Jeffords, and Sanders voted against it.



Vermont's Republican Gubernatorial Candidate


Jim Douglas sets the tone for his candidacy: "We will present to the people of Vermont an agenda undergirded by the principles that have formed the basis of the GOP since its founding a century-and-a-half ago: limited government, a lower tax burden, decisions made at the family and local levels whenever possible, respect for the individual, a free market economy, conservation of our natural environment, equal justice for all."




Meet Joe Acinapura, Chair of the VERMONT'S GOOD OLD POLITICS. State Committee officers and Executive Board Members also elected.




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The Latest on Leahy Former top government lawyers tell Patrick Leahy to lay off. -- Respected judges treated like "Pawns in Pat's Political Game." -- National columnist calls for boycot of Vermont.


PHOTOS Judges lost in Leahy's labyrinth.


BOYCOTT The cost to Vermont of Leahy's perfidy.


More on Leahy "People for the American Way" are calling the shots.


Leahy plays politics with heroes of 9/11.


Damaging the Federal Judiciary... a Pat Leahy Legacy? In the end, it's the American people who suffer from Senator Leahy's partisanship.


Still Waiting... President Bush nominated his first circuit court judges nearly a year ago, but Leahy's still stalling.


Burlington Free Press Editorial "Sweeping the muck" chosen "Best of the Web"

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