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By GARY SASSE A system of checks and balances functions best when people on opposite sides of an issue are capable of compromise. For the last decade, hyper-partisanship, not problem-solving, has characterized American governance. Alice Rivlin, former more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. As an idea, it is beautiful. Concepts like democracy, a free press, fair courts, and the ability to vote are things that other nations admire. In fact, people often dream to come here. With all of this more
By DAVID BOUCHARD I walk my neighborhood each and every day. Rain, snow, sleet, cold, heat, it doesn't matter, I walk. So, I appreciate a good fitting pair of shoes. I see my neighbors almost every day as I walk. They honk, wave, smile, and say hello. more
By ALLAN FUNG Mayor of Cranston Rhode Islanders recognize that Gov. Gina Raimondo's continued diversion of millions from our 9-1-1 emergency system to help fill the state's abyssal structural deficit is just plain wrong. This practice has come with more
By NEIL D. STEINBERG Consider the following quote from Erick-Woods Erickson: The truth...is that our Facebook friends are probably not going to water our flowers while we are on vacation and our Twitter followers will not bring us a meal if we are sick." more
Michael Ian Black, whose bio line says he’s “a comedian, actor and author,” recently published an essay in the New York Times that attempted to shift some of the blame for school shootings away … more
By SARAH R. BRATKO People coming to the RI Hospitality Association's office will oftentimes be met at the door by my small, 10 year old rescue dog, Aiden. He spends most of his day sitting on a chair, occasionally taking a tour around our pet-friendly more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein, renowned movie producer, of sexual abuse and misconduct over a period of at least 30 years. This scandal sparked more
By JEFFREY DIEHL Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank highlighted wastewater infrastructure projects in Warwick and East Greenwich on Friday, May 18. These events marked the end of a weeklong series of events highlighting local infrastructure projects more
By U.S. SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from withdrawal because the mother is grappling with addiction. These children are heartbreaking victims of an opioid crisis that has taken brutal hold of communities across more
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