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On October 24 a candidate announced his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, but the race for that slot is more than a contest for a statewide office. Rhode Island State Representative Aaron Regunberg … more
“Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of … more
By the completion of high school most boys are familiar with Jack London. The stories of White Fang and Buck from Call of the Wild captured our youthful imaginations and propelled us along avenues of … more
Recently, the news reported a couple of instances where principals or other higher-ups did not report allegations of child sexual abuse. Some folks, including those on talk shows, have been critical … more
A couple of months back I wrote a column about the efforts of Ken Block to clean up the Rhode Island voters’ roll. Mr. Block, at the time, was excoriated by the Rhode Island Board of Elections … more
Recently, Governor Gina Raimondo embarked upon a 1000 day tour throughout the state. To be sure, she has accomplishments which she can crow about. While I think the number of toll locations is … more
Citing a recent national study that concluded that Rhode Islanders are in the bottom half in the country for happiness, GoLocalProv polled various luminaries around the state to explain the standing. … more
Nary has a Columbus Day arrived each year without some protest of the holiday. In Providence, his statue was defaced with red paint. Now, I obviously don’t think that Columbus discovered … more
The end of the Sox’ season is always a dismal time and it seems especially dark this year, since the path to how “we’ll get ‘em next year” is not well lit. I was … more
Let’s get something out of the way. The murderer in Las Vegas would not have been stopped from his evil deeds. Hell bent on causing destruction, he meticulously planned his attack. He fit no … more
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