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Red Flag Laws

An important provision in the compromise firearms violence package being debated in the U.S. Senate is the extreme risk protection order, or red flag law. At last report the Senate package contains millions of dollars for states to create red flag laws, designed to put firearms out of the reach of individuals deemed likely to use them to harm others.

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When the Government Isn't Held Liable for Destroying Homes

One of my favorite organizations is Institute for Justice, that defends citizens whose property rights are trampled by governments. One recent case is that of Vicki Baker, who lives in a suburb of Dallas.

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“Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world”

Columnist Holman Jenkins of the Wall Street Journal has long been a critic of exaggerated and fictitious claims about the menace of climate change – while at the same time advocating for a global carbon tax to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Is VT Political Media Really Worse in 2012 than Today?

On June 7, John Walters posted a piece titled, “What We’ve Lost” on his blog, the Vermont Political Observer, which he describes as “Analysis and observation of Vermont politics from a liberal viewpoint.” Many Vermonters enjoyed Walters “Fair Game” column in Seven Days from 2016-19, which gave us a weekly update on the goings on at the Statehouse.

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Is There a Sea Level Rise Problem?

One of the most serious coming effects of climate change as declared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will be rising sea levels. Global Mean Sea Level has risen steadily by  around eleven inches since 1940 and the IPCC projects an acceleration as higher global temperatures cause the oceans to expand. Let’s say it might rise by two feet by the year 2100.

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Farewell to Scary Mary

A month ago the Biden Administration came up with a super new idea – creating a Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. The Board could stamp out disinformation about the Biden program, and like Big Brother  listen in on anything you say.

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Uvalde shooting

The horrible school shooting in Uvalde, Texas has brought forth impassioned demands to “do something”, but as Sen. Cruz pointed out, the people making the demands rarely if ever have any idea what to do that would sharply reduce such shootings.

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Mass Public Shootings in the US vs. Gun Controlled Europe

After the horrific Uvalde school shootings, many Americans are asking themselves if they are at greater risk of being killed by homicidal maniacs with guns than the rest of the Western world.

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NH Legislature Passes “Advanced Plastic Recycling” Over Objections of Environmentalists

Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center reports how the New Hampshire legislature passed a recycling advancement bill over green objections. He writes “Companies they think they have a breakthrough concept:  chemical, or advanced, recycling. It has the potential to increase plastics recycling and decrease solid waste. Naturally, environmental activist groups hate it.”

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Defeating the "Clean Heat Standard" or Carbon Tax on Home Heating

The attempt to upend heating in Vermont's built environment collapsed this legislative session. The "Clean Heat Standard" (CHS) bill was touted as the most impactful plan to meet the carbon reduction goals mandated by the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act. It planned to replace fossil-based heating fuels with (carbon-intensive) biofuels or wood burning systems; and force local fuel dealers to pay for installing cold-climate heat pumps and weatherizing homes across the state. 
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