There was an article in the Burlington Free Press yesterday about Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina and the spoiler argument, the claim that his presence in the governor’s race siphons votes away from the Democratic candidate, handing victory to the Republican.
Recently, there has been a growing call by Democrats in the state for the legislature [...]
Just a quick note: Bill Simmon is live-blogging the Snelling Center for Government’s day-long symposium: Fulfilling Vermont’s E-state Potential: Building Community in a Connected Age.
Check it out at Candleblog.
In other really cool blogging news, I am posting this from outside in my yard! How cool is that? I love being wireless.
This morning, my 9YO son kept saying, “You need capitalism,” to his 4YO brother.
Can you imagine the music to my ears those words are coming from one of my dear children?
Actually, he meant capitalization. The 4YO needed to capitalize the word he was writing.
Still, music to my ears.
This is a wee bit disturbing.
The Australian Broadcasting Company has an interactive quiz on its website where you can answer lifestyle questions to calculate your carbon footprint and learn at what age you should die (or should have) so that you don’t use more than your fair share of the Earth’s resources.
I should have died [...]
I was reading a post over on Right Wing News about why John Hawkins will no longer be voting for McCain. He’s upset about McCain’s stance on immigration and is just now realizing the folly in believing McCain’s 11th hour about-face on this issue.
To be honest, I am not shocked by this. McCain [...]
Obama Would Take California in November.
Please join me in being shocked at this latest development.
I finally got my laptop. I know you are probably tired of hearing about it, but I just had to show you.
It is even more beautiful than it looked on the Dell website.
I am so excited about this!
For one thing, this will allow me to blog more frequently.
And it comes with a webcam. [...]
Confused about the Vermont Sales Tax Holiday?
It doesn’t take a degree in economics to figure it out, but it sure helps.
Art Woolf, associate economics professor at UVM and Vermont Tiger contributor, offers a primer on Vermont’s sales tax holiday to help answer some of your questions.
Caterers in Denver have been excited about the potential of being chosen to serve at the Democratic National Convention this summer. That is, until they read the RFP.
Fried foods are forbidden at the committee’s 22 or so events, as is liquid served in individual plastic containers. Plates must be reusable, like china, recyclable or [...]
A while back, I asked readers to help us decide where to donate some of our economic stimulus money to by sharing their favorite charities.
Though the decision was a tough one, with such suggestions as Obama’s church and the ACLU, we decided to go with a cause closer to our hearts – at least, my [...]