The Vermont Cynic

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

Guest Commentator

February 9, 2017

Two recent articles in the Cynic, “The Right to Choose in Trump’s America” and “Abortion in Trump’s America,” focus on abortion. Although the authors of each article effectively deal with this critically important issue, the first article contains information that needs clarifica...

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

Staff Editorial

February 8, 2017

On the first Sunday in February, Americans set aside their differences and come together to enjoy the spirit of the game. Even Democrats and Republicans, the most polarized groups in America, unite for one event: the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots won in overtime in an astonishing co...

The Affordable Care Act: a moral obligation

The Affordable Care Act: a moral obligation

Gaetano Martello

January 26, 2017

With the new Trump administration settling in, there has been a lot of talk about what is first on the agenda. The consensus seems to be that the plan is, first and foremost, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (I refuse to call it Obamacare, as it was a nickname given to it by...

Realistic repercussions of leaving the UN

Nick Vidal, Junior Political Science and Russian Major at UVM

January 25, 2017

Let’s clear a few things up here. The United Nations isn’t an obstacle to American “sovereignty.” The idea that the United States would somehow be more powerful or independent were it to relinquish its commitments to the UN is misguided, frightening, and deeply problematic. Not only ...

Women stand for the true America

Women stand for the true America

Staff Editorial

January 25, 2017

Half a million people gathered in our nation’s capitol. There was no service on the blocks they occupied. It was Jan. 21 — a day that will be remembered in history as the day people came together, both physically and metaphorically, to march for humanity, in all its diversity and intersec...

Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Santa invests in

Lily Spechler

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas cheer is in the air. However, it seems we’ve got some bad, bad hombres in this country and as a result we all might be getting coal in our stockings. Thankfully, though, this coal is ... clean? There are two myths I would like to debunk: since we...

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7, 2016

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect of a Trump presidency has yet to dissipate for some, such as the many still participating in speak-o...

Politics create new source of entertainment

Politics create new source of entertainment

November 3, 2016

We no longer have to go down to the river to get water. We don’t have to farm our own crops or raise our own livestock. We have plenty. We are bored. Even if you work two jobs, you still probably spend a good amount of time watching T.V. each day. There are days that I spend longer starin...

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...

Librarian running for state rep.

Librarian,city council member and Vermont House of Represen-
tatives candidate Selene Colburn is pictured April 8.

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2016

A librarian from Bailey/Howe will be running for a seat recently vacated by a UVM alumna. Selene Colburn, a librarian at Bailey/Howe and Burlington City Council Member, said she made the decision to run after Kesha Ram ‘08 vacated her seat to run for lieutenant governor. Ram, a Democrat, has held ...

Scalia’s death causes backlash

Joey Brown

February 24, 2016

A day after Scalia’s death, a sizeable segment of the so-called compassionate Left took to the Internet to celebrate the passing of one of the most prolific wits who has ever staffed the Supreme Court. Among them was Salon’s Katie Halper, who published a collection of his quotes for whi...

A review of the Granite State political forum

Kate Lipman

September 23, 2015

Last year my parents moved to New Hampshire, and this summer I got to live there for the first time. Presidential candidates of both parties come early and often to the Granite State, so I thought I would meet a few of the characters in this upcoming drama who were within driving distance and really ga...

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