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“Providence needs a tax revolt.” I first saw this statement on a sign on Smith Street years ago. It was erected on the property of a good businessman, who had spent almost two decades … more
By REV. HARRY RIX For several days I have been tuning out media coverage of flood victims of Harvey, Irma and Maria. I am sick of hearing about floods. But I watched the DemocracyNow! news broadcast, available online, and could not remove my eyes from more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Where we get our information from and how it is processed matters. In fact, it matters so much that emotions, view of the world, ability to engage in meaningful dialogue, lead effectively, and think critically are all impacted by the more
By TIM McCANDLESS For nearly 110 years, the Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America (NCBSA) has provided experiences that build character while creating young leaders and good citizens for as many boys as possible in Rhode Island, Southeastern more
“Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.” – Sidney Sheldon, TV ProducerWhat a catastrophe! Harvey pummeled Texas and Louisiana with 27 trillion gallons of … more
As you may have heard, the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles is transitioning to a new computer system throughout July. This new system is called “RIMS.” As I’ve shared the RIMS news, one of the … more
By ROBERT FLANDERS When neighbors, friends and family ask me why I am running for the U.S. Senate, my answer is simple. As Nelson Mandela said: There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less impactful than the one you" more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is unique in its ability to evolve and embrace new ideas. Sometimes change comes slowly, but this happens through patience, turmoil, debate, voting and education. Once women were not allowed to vote. Once blacks were more
By JAMES SHEUSI Now that school is out, how are 13-year-olds spending their summer? Probably on a computer. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was 13 when he wrote his first computer program. In 1975, at age 20, his fascination with computers led him to more
By CHRISTOPHER ZOUKIS Solitary confinement has long been viewed by experts and human rights organizations as a form of torture. As far back as 1890, the United States Supreme Court declared the practice of solitary confinement abandoned, noting the high more
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