The Vermont Cynic

Burlington’s undocumented deserve the right to vote

Burlington’s undocumented deserve the right to vote

Chris Harrell

April 17, 2019

It’s a wonder why Burlington is not the first in the state to pass a non-citizen voting measure and why we aren’t actively pushing for it right now. Our city comes in first place in many different measures across the state of Vermont. It’s the largest city in terms of both population and econ...

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

Emily Johnston

February 7, 2019

In the era of #MeToo, it’s not easy to forgive someone who has tolerated  sexual misconduct. Ever since Jan. 2, when I read about several of Bernie Sanders’ staffers being accused of sexual harassment on CNN, I have begun to doubt whether or not he is a good candidate for 2020. The New York Tim...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Emily Johnston

December 1, 2018

Many people struggle to choose between social justice or environmental justice. They think of them as two separate entities: both righteous, but on two different wavelengths. However, the environmental justice movement has a lot more in common with social justice than initially meets the eye. Both ...

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Ari Kotler

November 15, 2018

Over the last month, I’ve had to watch President Donald Trump play dumb over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stir up hysteria about a nonexistent migrant “invasion” and promise to end birthright citizenship by executive order. So yeah, it felt good to watch Republica...

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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