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Our first President George Washington often wrote about his fears of factionalism. His concern was that strong political parties would devolve into searching for debilitating scandals that would paralyze their opponents. Unfortunately, old George was more
An old adage exclaims, “Hope Springs Eternal.” A new year offers the possibility that government, whether local, state, or federal might fulfill its most basic tenant and actually serve the needs … more
Prior to this editorial position, I had been a professional writer for a couple of decades. Having previously written business profiles, radio commercials, trade magazine articles and a graduate thesis, I had never fully realized the amount of discourse more
I should have listened to myself, but I didn't. With the prospect of saving a few seconds, I didn't delay in answering the prompt about whether I really wanted to delete all the images on the camera. After all, I had copied them to a file, which was more
This past week, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third State of the City Address. The speech's resemblance to a governmental expositional was minimal. However, its similarity to a professional wrestling match was extraordinarily high. Mayor more
I could understand if the house was filled with kids, up at 5 a.m. and anxiously waiting to dig into their stockings. Any dog would pick up on the excitement and know, for sure, that something was different. Those days are long gone here and, while we more
Shakespeare famously said “All the World is a Stage.” This certainly has been the case with the showmanship-filled term of Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Following her election, Rhode Islanders … more
I've found a new use for those plastic orange bags the Journal and the Beacon use for delivery. You know the ones I mean; the ones you see poking from the pockets of people walking their dogs. The revolutionary new use quite literally hit me. More more
Ever since the announcement of Donald Trump's intentions to enter the Republican primary, this writer has been vexed at the president's lack of oratory discipline. Even in speeches which were honed by campaign committee, Trump would travel off on more
It's before 7 a.m. the Saturday before Christmas. The windshield is glazed with ice and it's raining slightly. I expect to find the roads clear, but I'm mistaken. I have to wait for a break in the traffic on West Shore Road, although I'm glad to see more
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