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This weekend, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are reminded of the strength and courage of convictions that led to the extraordinary, long-lasting impact he had on this … more
You have to wonder why anyone would want to be the governor of Rhode Island. After all, as governorships go it’s not a very powerful position. The governor’s proposed budget is routinely sliced … more
Throughout September, Human Rights Watch lobbied the Yemen government to ensure that its new constitution includes robust protections for women. That country has a long history of institutionalized … more
Most talk about school consolidation overlooks the fact that while Warwick’s population has not changed greatly over the last few decades, public school enrollment has plummeted. It is expected … more
Opponents of the creation of a price floor for public motor vehicle service have charged that the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (Division) is limiting transportation options for … more
Recently, public discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been clouded by a storm of right-wing ideological predictions of risk and peril. Often these concerns are non-specific anxieties about … 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
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
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
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” - Confucius After the government shutdown, … more
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