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Why It Makes No Sense to Cut the Minimum Wage

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 11:30 AM

On the eve of signing the Fair Labor Standards Act 76 years ago, which established the minimum wage, Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a nation weary from a Great Depression spawned by the forces of reckless greed, exploitation and speculation.

Only a year before, FDR had called for a special session...

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We Need More Women in Governorships

(30) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 11:33 AM

There is no disputing that women are on the rise in America. Our tremendously successful outgoing secretary of state was a woman who very nearly became president (and might still), 21 women are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (a title that was previously reserved for men), and this past election...

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Bullying: It Does Get Better, But We All Need to Step Up

(33) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 8:59 AM

We have seen too many young people in Vermont and around the nation lose their hope, their passion, and their lives due to the increased presence of bullying in today's society.

States must continue to push anti-harassment bills through their legislature to increase protection for our youth. Here in Vermont,...

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Vermont Is Helping to Lead the Nation in Transforming Our Energy System

(246) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 5:04 PM

We come from Vermont. We know our small state cannot reverse global warming on our own, but we can provide a model for America which helps lead our nation and the world to a more sustainable and secure energy future.

We see three major imperatives.

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It Gets Better (VIDEO)

(20) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 4:41 PM

Throughout my life, I have understood what it means to feel different. As someone with dyslexia, I still have nightmares about spelling bees from childhood. Not everyone grows up the same way. But if you work hard and persevere, it does get better.

It takes courage to be who...

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The Economic Urgency of Health Care Reform

(336) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 5:43 PM

Watching the events of the past several weeks in Washington has been sobering. Decades of failed fiscal policy have finally come home to roost and Congress is tied in knots trying to find a compromise solution and avoid American default. Americans rightly are scared that our leaders can't find a...

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