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The Coast Guard vessel looked like it meant business. Red and blue lights flashed; crew dressed in navy blue, black boots and carrying sidearms stood on the deck looking in our direction. We couldn't have doing more than five knots, certainly not enough more
A lot can happen in six seconds, yet it is not a metric to measure a life. Rather, men and women should be measured by their achievements or lack thereof. They are evaluated by their performance, their values, their ideals and, perhaps most important, more
When Donald John Trump was inaugurated, Americans hoped for the best. However, Donald Trump's business and public record of being a charlatan, an adulterer, an embellisher, a serial user of bankruptcy protection against creditors, and an impetuous and more
Scott Avedisian has defied all rumors about his political future up until last week, when he confirmed he would accept the role of chief executive offer at the Rhode Island Transit Authority. I've lost track, but it goes back at least a decade when more
Most Rhode Islanders, who do not have some sort of umbilical cord connected to our government, want desperately to vote for a real reform-minded candidate for governor. Unfortunately, voters are … more
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
Midnight rides can be the worst and, then again, they can be the best. Actually Ted and I got on the road while it was still light, but we knew this was going to be a long haul and it wouldn't be until the early morning hours that we'd reach our 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
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
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