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On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama gave his 2014 State of the Union (SOTU), a whopping 6,778-word speech, calling on both Chambers of Congress to either work with him to move the country … more
I am the Clifford in the so called “Clifford case,” and I am one of 177 individuals who have filed suit against the state of Rhode Island. I worked as a high school teacher for over 30 years, and … more
I have to be completely honest about this: if I can avoid it, I don’t want to be a Rhode Islander when I die. I was born here, have lived here pretty much all of my life, and operate a sizeable … more
Here in the Ocean State, carbon pollution from fossil fuels – mostly from out-of-state sources – is fundamentally affecting the air we breathe, the waters off our shores, and even our … more
CHAFEE TO DO A TURN-ABOUT: It’s hard to believe, but Governor Chafee is going to start focusing on “the issues that Rhode Islanders care about.” That’s right. That’s what he said during … more
Although the electorate chose another for governor, I still wish to share my ideas for a dynamic Rhode Island in hope that there can be some support for these visions. There are four ideas that I … more
I feel and share the anguish and outrage of the community over the injustice of George Zimmerman being found not guilty of the killing of Trayvon Martin. This fiasco was racial profiling at its … 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
In a commentary published recently in this and other newspapers, Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, “told the truth” about high-stakes testing … more
We cannot continue to ignore the costs of climate change; doing so would further exacerbate its toll on the Rhode Island economy and compromise the welfare of all Rhode Islanders. We are already … more
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