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Lessons Not Yet Learned

By: Robert Patton, Columnist Until very recently, few Vermonters had ever heard of EB-5. Many still have no idea what it is. No Lyndon State course on economics, political science, or American history has ever given EB-5 a place in its syllabus. But in the last few weeks EB-5 has earned more than its share … Continue reading

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The End of Democracy

By: Robert Patton If a journalist covering a heated primary debate between a handful of women were to call it a catfight, he would rightly be called sexist. But no word better than catfight better describes the behavior of the Republican candidates for the Presidency this year. And the supposedly “informed electorate” seems to be … Continue reading

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Putting an End to Aggression

By: Robert Patton, Staff Writer Aggression is a simple word. Defense is not aggression. Building up or exhibiting strength is not aggression. Aggression involves the initiation of force against a peaceful individual, organization, or nation. The force doesn’t always need to be physical. It can be a threat. The bank robber who presents a demand … Continue reading