Sen. Jeffords Says His Concerns Pushed Aside

When Democrats took control of the Senate, thanks to Jim Jeffords’ defection from the GOP, they had big plans: protect women’s rights and push for early childhood education. Now Jeffords says that’s all been derailed by terrorism and a bad economy.

Vermont Election Is Ground Zero in Cultural Wars

In a rancorous campaign, angry conservatives in Vermont are trying to defeat anyone who voted for or supported the nation’s first gay civil unions law. Gay rights advocates fear that repeal of the law could mean a setback for gay rights nationwide.