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I couldn’t believe it was happening, and it seemed like I couldn’t do anything to stop it. This isn’t the sort of confession a newspaper reporter makes, but then it occurred to me readers … more
Once again our state has made it to the national stage and once again the reason is not flattering. As national news networks such as CBS pointed out that the new marketing campaign Rhode Island has … more
So far in the presidential nominating campaigns of 2016, we have concentrated on more superfluous flummery than actual substantial policy plans when it comes to the key issue of immigration. Wild, … more
The escape artist has done it again, confirming our long held belief that our rescue dog has a mind of his own and is remarkably lucky. Ollie has outsmarted our combination of invisible and real … more
At the Rhode Island General Assembly, we have 113 legislators in both the House of Representatives and the state Senate. They are for the most part a “strange aristocracy” consisting primarily … more
It’s a breakthrough. Those who follow this column and have read about Ollie already know of this coonhound’s independent streak. When on a scent he won’t listen, and when he’s off the … more
In 1968, at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Ill., the upheaval that the country witnessed over a four-night period on television was emblematic of the frayed social fabric that existed in the … more
This is a winter that’s been too good to be true. At least that’s what I’m hearing. Daylight Savings Time is here and the first day of spring officially arrives next week, and no one is … more
In 1837, the great Danish author and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen wrote his iconic short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The tale told the story of two weavers who convinced an … more
I’ve found the answer to “screens.” It’s eggs. “Screens?” Well, if you happened to catch it on NPR Saturday, you know that “screens” are what those who are studying the impact of … more
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