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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “Trump” is defined as follows: (1.) Trump- A key resource to be used at an opportune moment. (2.) Trump- A suit in card games that out ranks … more
The presidential primary season is already in full swing, with only five months till the Iowa caucuses. However, this primary season has already taken some unpredictable turns. The conventional … more
The words of poet Emma Lazarus which are mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor may not hold the same meaning they once did. At least that may be true in regard to the Syrian … more
It was like Christmas on a grand scale. The boxes were waist-high and taped shut. The kids looked on anxiously as I took the kitchen knife and ran it along the seam. The lid popped free, exposing … more
Carol knew from the start. I suppose I’m more trusting…well, naïve. There was pounding on the front door. Ollie raced downstairs and I followed. At first I didn’t see anyone, and then … more
Our 72-year-old vice-president, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., is contemplating throwing his hat in the ring for the 2016 Democrat primary for president. Affable, gregarious, endearing, and a … more
“It was swollen, you wouldn’t believe it,” Jack Hunter was saying. The words were drifting away…literally. I strained to hear what happened next. I could tell from the inflection in … more
Perhaps more than any other time in our country’s history, voters are searching for something drastically different in their primary candidates for the presidential nomination. Washington and … more
On Nov. 4 last year, Rhode Islanders chose a governor from a field of three distinctly different candidates. Democrat Gina Raimondo prevailed with 40.7 percent of the vote. The beyond unique … more
This week, the Rhode Island General Assembly will complete the legislative process and offer an $8.7 billion state budget for Gov. Gina Riamondo’s signature. The size of this budget is almost … more
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