January 30, 2015
Op-ed
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I love old movies. One of my favorites is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It’s the story of an idealistic young man, Jimmy Stewart, who goes to Washington, D.C., as a new legislator. He’s a … more
I once told a group of parents that pre-school prepares kids for the elementary grades, which in turn gets them ready for Middle School and from there to Senior High. Then it is off to college. … more
There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays. This month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that … more
“Do to us what you will and we will still love you... But be assured that we’ll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom.” Dr. Martin … more
In January of 2015, our 75th governor of the State of Rhode Island will be inaugurated. Leaving office will be the often enigmatic and always idiosyncratic Lincoln Davenport Chafee. Entering office … 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
When Senator Diane Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence decided to release the 500-page summary report on so called “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” she … more
What’s worse than opening up that dreaded blue or yellow piece of paper from your local district courthouse summoning you to skip work to hang out at jury duty? Unfortunately, many Americans … 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
Many Rhode Islanders value their local lakes, ponds, and streams, but many may not know about the silent threat that has invaded these freshwater bodies and how they could be potentially … more
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