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In post-election America, young people, social activists, and municipal leaders across our nation are anticipating doom and see Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency as a harbinger of an … more
Not to be outdone by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a chance to receive national recognition, our Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed a free public institution tuition program for Rhode Island students. The Rhode Island's Promise Scholarship Program more
Donald J. Trump has been in office about a month and many are still waiting for him to morph into a chief executive who acts presidential. Those who presumed after the election the dog and pony show of Trump on the Stump would somehow or someway progress more
One could have expected that the most unorthodox candidate in United States history to be elected to the presidency would probably choose the most inordinate cabinet. That expectation is being … more
During this transitional period, a President-Elect sometimes can exhibit great differences from the persona that he projected during the campaign season. In the case of Donald J. Trump, the possible future governing Trump is likely far afield from the more
Carol calls it the “stress reliever.” I’m not convinced that making lists can do that, but it is a start if there’s a lot weighing on your mind or a lot to be accomplished. I can vouch for … more
A nose is a nose, and whether the odor is picked up by one nostril or the other doesn't it all end up being a single scent? That's the way I think Ollie operates until I saw a segment on CBS Sunday Morning." Dogs can apparently distinguish scents" more
Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
Most of us of Christian faith believed in the light, magical Santa Claus. My realization that there was no Santa happened on the day before Easter when I was seven years old. Friends and I were playing hide and seek in our house, and my hiding space of more
Have you ever sat on a warm radiator? It can be heavenly when the wind is screaming and rain is ticking on the windowpane. Ollie looked at me imploringly, like I could somehow share that blissful moment. He was wet from his evening pit stop, the one that more
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