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Margaret Cho laughs at personal, political, uncomfortable in newest show

Content warning: Sexual violence and suicide Margaret Cho’s new show, “Fresh Off the Bloat,” lit up San Francisco’s Castro Theatre this last Saturday night. After Cho’s opener, Selena Luna, finished her 20-minute set of snappy jokes, the audience was already smoldering hot. But as soon as Cho blazed onto stage in black thigh-high tights, six-inch […]

The Core Problem With US Policies

Air Quality Published on October 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan October 26th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan  Originally published on Planetsave. Hello, my name is Zach Shahan, and I have a problem. I’m a political nut. More seriously, I’ll admit that I’m strongly drawn to politics, follow policy & […]

Senators create student town hall at MHSThe Milton Independent Online

Five of the six Chittenden County state senators walked the halls of Milton High School last week, taking questions from juniors and seniors and offering their opinions on oft-debated political topics in a town-hall style presentation. Chittenden County Senators (L to R) Ginny Lyons, Phil Baruth, Tim Ashe, Debbie Ingram, Michael Sirotkin and Milton High […]

The Current: Breaking News and Political Analysis

When we talk about drug abuse in America, our leaders use the language not just of war but of invasion. It is true, of course, that many illegal drugs are produced in other countries and imported into the United States. But our tendency to focus, relentlessly, on the supply side of the drug problem obscures […]

The Honest Ads Act might end fake political ads

“Honest Ads” may sound like a contradiction, but a bill by that name aims to force some truth into online political marketing. It wouldn’t require the ads themselves to tell the truth (that’s crazy talk!). But it would require disclosure of who paid for them and, at least as important, who they targeted. This bipartisan […]