January 30, 2015
Op-ed
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Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing … more
New Haven, Connecticut is a city rich in history and New England heritage, home to the Ivy League Yale, the arts, and some of the country’s most renowned pizza. All that being true, homelessness … more
Opponents of a state constitutional convention worry that such a gathering might diminish civil rights. Throughout the long march of American history, just the opposite has occurred. To paraphrase … more
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, recited his sixth State of the Union Address this past week. In doing so, he stretched the truth of his administration’s record. Also, he … more
Warwick, Johnston and Cranston have undergone a particularly difficult week or so, due to the terrible threats made against young students in those communities. It has been a traumatic event for the … more
Fellow Rhode Islanders, as my term as governor concludes, it is time to reflect on the last four years. I inherited a Rhode Island in disarray and faced many challenges. What I learned over my public … more
One of Rhode Island’s great success stories is the cleanup of Narragansett Bay. A “yes” vote on Question 7 will ensure the cleanup continues. Few would argue that Narragansett Bay is the … more
In response to Steve Brown’s attack on Rhode Island’s 1986 constitutional convention (see Constitutional convention: The General Assembly’s kid brother), we’d like to note that eminent Rhode … more
If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
Next week, the Gaspee Days Committee will kick off its 50th year with an impressive series of events designed to shed light on the first armed conflict of the American Revolution while also … more
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