Vermont Daily Today

Today’s News: Monday, December 7, 2020

 

National experts question social bans like Vermont’s

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 7, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine say data and science support the need to ban multi-household gatherings. But epidemiologists like Julia Marcus of Harvard University and other public health leaders say the data does no such thing, according to the November 23 New York Times.
 


Dems pick former abortion lobbyist, current solar developer as House leaders

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 7, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Vermont House Democrats Saturday December 5 chose a former professional abortion rights lobbyist and a solar power developer to leadership positions for the 2021-2022 Legislative Biennium.

 

Commentary:

Slate Ridge and the NFA: the unintended consequences of bad legislation

BY ERIC DAVIS ON DECEMBER 7, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Regardless of how we got here, or who is at fault, we can be sure of two things: that gun control politicians will always double down on bad policy with more gun control, and, if the situation in West Pawlet continues to deteriorate, gun control politicians certainly will not propose a “fix” that involves repealing the prohibition of anything.
 

Church wrongly targeted in Covid tracing

BY JOHN KLAR ON DECEMBER 7, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s administration recently initiated a COVID testing regime for a tiny rural church. Problem is, no congregant appears to have been infected, and the person whom the state says tested COVID-positive did not attend services — but the congregation was asked to get tested anyway.



Why conservatives don’t trust media

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 7, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Nothing reinforces conservatives’ negative media stereotypes more than watching news coverage of an event they attended being falsely portrayed as racist. They know they’re not racist. They know the event (say, the Support the Police rally in July) wasn’t racist. But coverage focused on one unknown person making one derogatory comment. Conclusion: The media came with an agenda.

Turner: voters want more balance from their Legislature

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 6, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Don Turner: “Clearly, under the Golden Dome, Vermonters weren’t happy. Overall, Vermont Republicans will see a net gain of four in the House and a net gain of one in the Senate. Vermonters wanted more balance, and they’ll get it in January. The Democrats have lost their supermajority in the Legislature.”
 

Roper: early voting is expensive, annoying, vote-wasting incumbent protection program

BY ROB ROPER ON DECEMBER 6, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

While we all want to see higher voter turnout in the end, masses of people voting weeks before election day creates and exacerbates a number of problems with our election process.

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