The Vermont Cynic

Can the moderates survive in today’s political arena?

Can the moderates survive in today’s political arena?

Kate Lipman

November 2, 2016

With the presidential race on everyone’s mind, especially those of us who are finally old enough to vote for the first time, I’ve started to wonder about why the U.S. political field seems to have become so polarized. It seems that there are rarely moderate candidates who get very far in higher o...

GOP, you played yourself

September 1, 2016

It has been a long-standing notion that in normal election years, the incumbentparty has a favorable chance of retaining the White House if GDP growth has been steady and economic factors, such as job growth and wage growth, have been positive.Let’s throw this out the window. This is no “normal” ...

The petty partisanship games in judicial system

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2016

Much like the power Justice Antonin Scalia had during his life, the aftershock of his death will be immense. Contrary to how the Framers intended the government to work, our stagnant, uncooperative Republican-controlled Senate will likely do everything in its power to delay or block any attempts by ...

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