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The governor unveiled her $9.4 billion state budget plan for fiscal year 2018-19 and many features of it are disheartening. Take, for example, the expected tax yield from “vices”, i.e. … more
Most folks are aware of the expression ”damming by faint praise.” Stephen K. Bannon went one step further by also making disparaging remarks about Mr. Trump, his family members and the … more
I’m ready for baseball. 2017 could have been a remarkable year for the Red Sox, but ended in a bit of a whimper. The team won another AL East title (the first time they’ve won two years … more
Let’s get this right out of the way. It is perfectly fine for you to like and support President Donald Trump. The issue is whether you have retained any objectivity. Are you able to … more
Now that the R.I. General Assembly is back to work, one of the first orders of business in the Senate is to address the PawSox legislation. Recently, the Mayor of Pawtucket proposed Plan B to finance … more
Now that the R.I. General Assembly is back to work, one of the first orders of business in the Senate is to address the PawSox legislation. Recently, the Mayor of Pawtucket proposed Plan B to finance … more
WJAR’s Frank Coletta, news anchor extraordinaire, has been referring to “dastardly computers” for many years because of their penchant to malfunction on a moment’s notice. I … more
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
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