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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
For many of us elementary school is where we fall in love with learning for the first time, where we make our first lifelong friends, where we first begin to place ourselves in the world around … more
Old and young, everybody loves the pageantry of the circus –although in this year’s presidential race we are witnessing a circus whose performers are sub-par. By the time of the publication of … more
To the Editor: The year was 1960; President John F. Kennedy had just been elected president and was giving his famous Inaugural Address. His infamous line from his speech: “Ask not what your … 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
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
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
To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s … more
Voters are heading to the polls, and the winners of the Rhode Island presidential primary – barring a razor-thin margin or other unexpected issue – will soon be known. The excitement of the … more
To the Editor: John Kasich should be the overwhelming choice of not only Republicans but also all Americans as their candidate for President of the United States. He has served superbly in the … more
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