The Vermont Cynic

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

Chris Harrell

August 31, 2019

This summer’s political headlines have been filled with drama from the run up to the Democratic primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders did this, former Vice President Joe Biden said that,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan for that. But one giant piece of the 2020 puzzle isn’t getting enough attention: t...

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Chris Harrell

April 26, 2019

Cannabis is all the rage in  Washington, D.C., right now. Politicians, especially Democrats, are increasingly jumping on the “legalize cannabis” bandwagon. Out of the top Democrats leading the polls for 2020, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris hav...

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Ari Kotler

March 28, 2019

It’s 2019: climate change, poverty and white nationalists are coming to kill us. Time is running out. Who will save us? For some, it’s Beto O’Rourke. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s the rundown: he’s a Democrat who, until recently, represented El Paso, Texas, in the U.S. Congress. No...

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Henry Mitchell

August 30, 2018

Let me introduce our brand-new invention: Progressivism Lite! Progressivism Lite is compatible with any Democratic candidate and requires minimal setup. Call out Trump, choose between being pro-LGBT or standing up for people of color and you’re good to go. Everyone will...

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