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David Moats

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David Moats is an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

  • Most Vermonters know by now that ours is the second oldest population of all the states — after Maine's — and the need to keep young people here and…
  • Nobody knows what’s going to happen in next year's election, but that hasn't stopped people from trying to predict an unpredictable future. We all have…
  • A friend of mine came across some old film recently showing street scenes of Rutland in 1941, and it’s a revealing trip back in time. The Rutland Lions…
  • Gender roles in politics usually get discussed in relation to women and the pressure they face always to be nice and unthreatening — competent, but not…
  • In Vermont, candidates depend less on television to establish themselves in the minds of voters. Here we’re more likely to meet them in person and to size…
  • The other day I came across a pamphlet published by the Ford Motor Company in 1954 with little essays describing tours you could take on the roads of New…
  • The start of a new year is a marker causing us to think about where we are in a life span that may end up giving us 70, or 80, or 90 years. I remember…
  • Nobody knows the future, but in times of uncertainty like these, what we don’t know feels like an expanding universe of dire possibilities.Consider the…
  • There’s a political cliche, frequently repeated, that’s creating the wrong picture of our country.Following this year’s elections, we’ve heard that our…
  • With Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate digging in for political battles to come, you can sense there’s history happening.It feels a…