The Vermont Cynic

It takes two parties to throw a government shutdown

It takes two parties to throw a government shutdown

Ian Nathan

February 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The recent government shutdown showed the true face of our politicians and the media. It was easy to point fingers and blame one side over the other for the prolonged shutdown, but neither side attempted to discuss viable options.  Any time there was a discussion between the two parties, disagree...

Governmental actions affect us all

Governmental actions affect us all

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

At the date of publication of this article, the government will have been shut down for 25 days. That means 25 days that one third of federal workers have gone without pay. The shutdown is the result of a political disagreement over funds demanded by President Trump for his border wall. And althoug...

Research funding halts in shutdown

Research funding halts in shutdown

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Research at UVM will go unfunded if the government shutdown continues, but financial aid is unaffected. The closure of certain federal departments and agencies that provide grants could slow down research at the University, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. “[The shutd...

Ode to a government shutdown

Henry Mitchell

February 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

‘Twas the day before Trump’s next year; there was a chore: Pass a bill, allow the government to spend more; But while Republicans wanted a big wall, Democrats just wanted DACA, that was all!   To pass the bill, Congress couldn’t stay in groups; Democrats should get their DAC...

Democrats caused this government shutdown

James Simpson

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent government shutdown was a Democrat-led stunt that prioritized the interests of illegal immigrants over the interests of American citizens. Senate Democrats filibustered the proposed government funding bill — which contained nothing they objected to — because it lacked protections for Defer...

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

UVM will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown if it is not resolved within the next few days. The shutdown began at midnight Jan. 20 after the U.S. Senate was unable to pass a short-term spending bill, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. This means federal ...

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