Winter came early this year. Between the snow and the frigid temperatures, November and December have felt uncharacteristically winter-like.

If we are to believe what we are told, we should not believe anything. Ever. The media claims the president lies. The president claims the media lies. The internet is constantly being misused and misinformation is coming at us from every direction.

Every year around this time, we seem to find ourselves embroiled in some variation of the same debate: Is a particular song, film or TV special too problematic to remain part of the holiday canon?

Any push by Vermont organizations backing the ESSEX plan may face an uphill battle if France’s protests are any sign of sentiment.

A report issued last week by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the Vermont State Colleges System shows a trend toward better completion rates and college retention in our state.

Vermont is the only U.S. state to have mandatory labeling of food produced using genetic engineering.

In a new book published last week in Italy, Pope Francis declared that homosexuals have no place among the Catholic clergy.

Out of fairness, we feel we need to talk a bit about fairness.

It was a good week if you like science.

On Monday, Dictionary.com announced that it had selected “misinformation” as 2018’s word of the year.

So just how intolerant have we become?

The best skiers in the world came to Killington this weekend for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, and nearly 40,000 fans of the sport came out to watch and be inspired.

It is easy to be critical of kids today by suggesting they spend too much time on their devices.

It’s Black Friday. Before the Thanksgiving leftovers have cooled, many Americans will already be braving massive crowds and long lines for a chance to snag that must-have item or door-busting deal. But even as the ostensible convenience and savings of big box stores and online retail giants …

The cold has settled in over Vermont, and a few days of flurries and squalls have covered much of the state in a blanket of white. The leaves are long gone, and Christmas tree farms across the state are putting out signs in preparation for choose and cut. This week, families packed up belong…

A proposed rule change being pushed through the Federal Communications Commission threatens funding for public access stations nationwide.

The number of youth in foster care in America rose for a fifth consecutive year in 2017, according to a federal report released last week.

It’s a hateful time to be an American. Literally.

Maine Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner of that state’s 2nd Congressional District race Thursday following a historic tabulation of ballots using ranked-choice voting.

You can’t believe everything you see.

We grew up with Stan Lee. More aptly, he grew up with us.

A new Gallup measure shows President Trump at 38 percent approval, 56 percent disapproval. The last time he had a lower approval number, according to Gallup, was the week of Feb. 18, when his approval/disapproval was 37/59.

We’ve had a few days to digest the results. No doubt about it, these midterm elections marked a turning point for our nation.

Sunday is Veterans Day. It originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

It’s the day after. The results are still trickling in.

Much ink and discussion has been devoted in recent weeks to the development of a new hotel and parking garage in the Capital City. Proponents of the plan, a collaboration between the Bashara family and the city, say it serves as the kind of public-private partnership that every Vermont commu…

It’s OK to be white. That fact is not being disputed here or anywhere else. But that’s not really the point, is it?

It is easy, after the years of scandals that have emerged within the Catholic Church, to be critical and even judgmental when it comes to promises being made under the guise of progress.

Election season always brings up issues most relevant to Vermonters. Over the last few weeks, The Times Argus and Rutland Herald have been presenting articles, profiles, letters and commentaries to highlight where candidates (and their opponents and critics) stand on the issues.

Here in Vermont, we take great pride in our craft beers.

The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules has received support from attorneys general of Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. They are all Republicans.

Vermont’s agriculture industry is key to our state’s economic sustainability. One of the cornerstones of our farms is the continued employment of immigrants.

At a time when LGBTQ equality has come under attack by those in the highest levels of government, it is encouraging to see that communities around the nation, and especially here in Vermont, continue to champion equality rights.

There are two certainties in life: We all want to debate taxes, and we all know we’re going to die debating how we should be taxed.

Following the confirmation and swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court justice, the national conversation swiftly turned to the political impact his partisan and dramatic confirmation process will have on the pending midterm elections. There was some analysis dedicated to h…

American politics has always been blood sport. But these days, blood matters more.

Millennials often get a bad rap. But for all the grief they take for being “on screens” all of the time or living at home, their activism may be having a measurable effect on the world. That’s a very good thing.

Support or oppose it, Medicare for All is a controversial idea.

A poll released Wednesday suggests a strong majority of Americans do not trust the nation’s voting systems.

Well, the end just got a little closer.

It’s good to know patriarchy is alive and well. It would be a shame to think that white privilege might have to ever be dented or derailed.

Days after Saturday Night Live made a mockery of Vermont’s “whiteness” in a comedy sketch about racism, the membership of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns has approved two resolutions that tackle head-on the systemic racism that seems to be afflicting the state.

The United States needs a major reform of its political system. A democracy should reflect the will of the people. That has not been happening, and it appears to only be worsening.

The audience cheered. They cheered as the president of the United States mocked the account of a woman who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sex assault — a witness he previously called “credible.” They cheered.

This week’s announcement that the United States, Mexico and Canada reached a new trade agreement is good news for Vermont.