October 22, 2014
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Reliable, competitively priced energy is essential for economic growth. Unfortunately, New England had the highest natural gas prices in the country in 2013, the result of several related regional … 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
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
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
Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
The White House recently announced a $600 million investment in apprenticeship programs. The administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies – and equip … more
On Sunday, I participated in the 6th Annual Preserve Rhode Island Celebration sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island. Not only was I … more
The Rhode Island Constitution requires that all public officials and employees, state and local, “adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, respect the public trust and the rights of all … more
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official … more
To trim the budget, lawmakers may suspend a critical element of America’s missile defenses. But gutting this core national security technology – the “Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle” – would … more
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