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“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
For some time now there has been great criticism of laws passed in some states (Rhode Island among them) requiring voters to produce photo IDs at the time of voting; criticism too of laws aimed at … more
IS OUR SALES TAX TOO NARROW? The Providence Journal’s PolitiFact column published some astonishing figures. In 2011, the most recent year with total statistics available, Rhode Islanders’ total … 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
On Nov. 11, there were a lot fewer World War II veterans attending the ceremonies honoring them. With a median age of 92, many of these members of “The Greatest Generation” are becoming frail, … more
This weekend, as ceremonies, parades and special events celebrated and recognized our veterans, I was in Washington, D.C. – a fitting place, in many respects, to reflect on the men and women who … more
Amid the turmoil surrounding the upcoming closure of multiple schools in our community, it is refreshing to learn of a school providing new opportunities for its students, particularly in areas of … more
Earlier this summer, Panamanian authorities seized missile radar systems from a North Korean freighter traveling from Cuba – clear evidence that Pyongyang is continuing its aggressive pursuit of a … more
One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next … more
On Nov. 13, 2013, the Warwick City Council will vote on two ordinances that will, over time, dramatically reduce Warwick’s pollution of Narragansett Bay. Save The Bay strongly supports approval of … more
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