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Posted at 2:01 AM

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state’s biggest threat — heroin addiction. “In every corner of our state, heroin and opiate-drug addiction threatens us,” he said. “What started as an OxyContin and prescription-drug-addiction problem in Vermont has now grown into a full-blown heroin crisis.”

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Let’s have a conversation about humans and corporations. Later we’ll move onto robots, so hang on for the exciting science fiction portion of today’s column.

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The Declaration of Independence didn’t start a war. The 13 American colonies began revolting against their British landlords a few years before. By July 4, 1776, the colonial militias had gained control of their borders and boundaries.

Posted Jul 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM

When DNA comes up in a criminal investigation, people listen. DNA is “the gold standard” of forensic science, nearly beyond question when it comes to a criminal conviction or exoneration. Many believe the identifying power of DNA is infallible and,...

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 2:56 PM

The Supreme Court just presented us with the best possible argument in favor of a single-payer health care system.

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

As our nation’s birthday rolls around, it is normal to take pride in our country.

Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 11:31 AM

At a press conference that turned into a shouting match on Thursday, lawmakers said they are almost certain that if they keep bellowing insults at Internal Revenue Service administrators at Congressional hearings, they will eventually get the...

Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

A 2012 report found that deaths resulting from impaired driving, commonly referred to as drunk driving, fell below 10,000 for the first time since researchers began tracking such numbers. Advocates for tougher impaired driving laws were thrilled.

Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM

There are some things politicians just shouldn’t say.Either they make you sound socially illiterate or they prove you are.

Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM

House Republicans, still at a loss to explain Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat in a Virginia primary earlier this month, are now preparing to launch a formal investigation into how they were misled into thinking Cantor would win his race easily.

Posted Jun 20, 2014 at 2:01 AM

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had all of the answers recently when he was besieged with questions about the increasing number of shootings and shooting victims in the city.

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