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Throughout our nation's history, Americans have hoped that the casting of their vote will eventually lead to the possibility of a better life for themselves and their families. Each of us strives to choose a candidate for the presidency who most reflects more
Let me introduce you to my friend Danny, Whose parents’ names are Matt and Annie, He’s 31 years old, born April 12, 1985, He loves sports and is energetic; he’s very much … more
My parents never had the opportunity to go to college. But ever since I was little, my mom made sure that I would have the chance. I’ve talked to a lot of high school students who come from … more
A lot has changed in health care as we all know. With all the discussion of bottom lines and budgets, it might be easy to forget that Kent Hospital has reached a very important milestone and one that … more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches – the legislative, executive and judicial – each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too … more
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician whether running for office or trying to lead while … more
Fear sells. It also is used by politicians to get votes. While using fear as part of a strategy is certainly not new, it is important for us all to step back and examine that which frightens us. … more
Rhode Island has experienced something very unfortunate. For two elections, in a row, we are represented by a Governor for whom a majority of Rhode Island voters have voted against. Instant-runoff … more
The Legislature recently held hearings on several firearms related bills one of which would bar those with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into schools.  This includes school staff.  … more
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
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