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Nothing strikes me as more inimical to the values of the United States than examples of privilege extended to a class of people which are not enjoyed by others. Take, the ProPublica report in early … more
Whether it is on talk radio, in the RI legislature or about a school district in my hometown of Barrington, folks are getting pretty lathered up about the concept of “critical race theory … more
Megan L. Ranney is an emergency physician and associate dean at Brown University. Her essay in TIME (April 12, p.26) should be required reading, particularly with the City of Providence earning the … more
Make no mistake: I think there should be a Congressional study commission that analyzes all domestic terrorist groups perpetrating violence. The Capitol onslaught on January 6 is an obvious choice. … more
I don’t like Congressional Republican Liz Cheney. She is a bit too conservative for my liking, having voted 86 percent of the time in line with Trump’s dastardly policies. She threw her … more
While I oppose some Congressional Republicans’ posture on certain issues, they were prescient about one thing, i.e. the unintended consequences of extending and paying unemployment benefits … more
A high school classmate, Lynn Allienello, passed away recently at age 59. I didn’t know her well during school days, nor in the years since, yet I feel profound heartbreak over her loss. At … more
Article III, section 7 - Ethical ConductThe people of the State of Rhode Island believe that public officials and employees must adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, respect the public … more
The Rhode Island House of Representatives just passed “The Civics Literacy Act”, which would require a high school student to demonstrate proficiency in civics education before high … more
By Fred MassieDuring the past year’s enforced isolation, I had and have the good fortune to kayak throughout the seasons in the local waters surrounding Touisset Point. Moving from board shorts … more
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