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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
During the past several weeks, as talk turned toward Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, I began to think about the many things there are to be grateful for, and was reminded of one of my … more
America’s doctor shortage is quickly becoming a crisis. No less than 14 states have introduced legislation or created new programs to deal with the problem. The Association of American Medical … more
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Tax time is here. And as we review our income and expenses and consider how best to allocate our tax refunds, now is a great … more
Every Rhode Islander rightly hates potholes because every Rhode Islander has banged through so many of them. As we all know, they’re everywhere this time of year, and to make matters worse, a lot … more
Some people save the most important gift for last. That, at least, was my conclusion on entering PetSmart Christmas Eve day. Other stores I visited that morning were virtually empty. Finding a … more
Rhode Island’s economy has been a bloodied battleground these last few years. In that time, the General Assembly has been working to attack every facet of our economic troubles in various ways. I … more
In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics brought bad news to over 57,000 jobless Rhode Islanders. According to the federal agency, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is the … more
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