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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS BECOME LAUGHABLE:  The state department of education has announced that students who failed the NECAP tests and thus could not graduate high school will now be … more
TILTING AT WINDMILLS AND WORSENING STATE’S ECONOMY: State Representative Arthur Handy, Democrat of Cranston, has joined with Brown University’s Divest Coal group to introduce a bill in the … more
CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … more
CHAFEE TO DO A TURN-ABOUT: It’s hard to believe, but Governor Chafee is going to start focusing on “the issues that Rhode Islanders care about.” That’s right. That’s what he said during … more
WHO’S MORE HONEST ABOUT POVERTY? The candidates for governor were questioned by the Providence Journal’s Edward Fitzpatrick on whether poverty is due to circumstances or lack of effort. … more
IT SAYS IT ALL: The Holland Club creed is …
“Meet you at 10 at the lot,” Paul Kelley said before hanging up. I knew the drill, having made my first visit to the Holland Club earlier this year. We would meet in the Park and Ride lot on … more
Studies have shown that decision making during an acute emergency in a place of public assembly will generally cause a high level of anxiety, severe stress, and can sometimes cause panic. The reason … more
OBAMA WELCOMES THOSE WHO PROVIDED “LIMITED SUPPORT” TO TERRORISTS: In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama promised that he would act unilaterally on immigration reform by … more
It’s all about connections. Actually, it’s a lot more than connections, although having them is extremely helpful. Last week I used this column to write about Mike Integlia and how he put … more
EXETER RECALL ELECTION: Normally, one would say that if a town’s citizens don’t like something the town council does, they should vote against the councilors in the next election and make sure … more
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