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I really don’t remember when I started writing Poli-ticks, a weekly column. I think it was about 20 years ago. I surely am going to remember, however, when it ended since it is now. I have … more
Anthony Silva, chief of staff to Governor Dan McKee, earns $187,421 plus benefits. That’s why I thought it was curious when he recently resigned from his $7500 yearly post as Cumberland’s … more
My heart was battered when I saw the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. I have an affinity for the country. In 2005 I joined the Board of Directors of The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women, founded by … more
He may have gone about it the wrong way, but Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was correct in condemning both the content of and the secrecy surrounding the Providence teacher union contract negotiated … more
Fortunately, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is strongly recommending that children wear masks when they return to school. This should be a no-brainer. With so many unvaccinated children, including … more
Regular readers of this column may be aware that I represent pro bono (no legal fee) the elderly retirees who had worked at St. Joseph’s and/or Fatima Hospital before St. Joseph’s closed … more
Congress has a bill on its plate that would remove the sole decision-making authority over whether serious crimes are prosecuted from the military chain of command and assign these cases to … more
Sam Young was a black man who was at Bailey’s Beach every day. As the social register habitues arrived for their swim, this gentleman dressed in gold livery collected their jewelry and held the … more
While the Rhode Island General Assembly fusses over whether to mandate civics education and ponders whether critical race theory will be the demise of democracy, I am forced to admit that I think all … more
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
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