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In my lifetime, from Eisenhower to Obama, presidents have been elected for the most part by the electorate becoming galvanized by a candidate’s charisma, oratory, and/or a presentation of proffered … 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
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) has recently proposed suing energy corporations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for denying climate change. … more
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
Now that the world’s largest lottery jackpot has been won, we can go back to reality and cease dreaming that we’re going to beat the odds of one to 175 million. Or can we? I’ve never bought … more
Gina Marie Raimondo is increasingly becoming a conundrum. Nationally, she is viewed as a wonder-woman. In article after article, national periodicals hold Gina in glowing regard as a magician of a … more
Last January, the 75th governor of the state of Rhode Island was sworn in. Our new governor had impressive credentials and an intellectual brilliance that was the diametric opposite of her immediate … more
In the most juvenile display thus far in the presidential primary season, the remaining GOP candidates for the nomination sparred for recognition in a cluster of taunts, guffaws, accusations, and … 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
In the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire,” Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., repeatedly shouted into the phone the now iconic phrase “Show me the money!” His … more
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