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Since the administration of our 33rd President Harry S. Truman, presidents have tried to address or avoid the question of providing health care for our citizens. The debate on whether a benevolent society should provide a minimum standard of care for more
This past week, the President of the United States Donald J. Trump, followed through on his often repeated campaign promise and unilaterally withdrew America's participation in the landmark Paris Climate Change Accords. Environmentalists were chagrined more
The distant thunder was troubling, but then it had become part of the July Fourth weekend. It didn't stop us from swimming, walking, paddle boarding and an evening campfire, although it was a challenge with everything so wet from repeated soaking. In" more
This past week, the House of Representatives in Washington DC passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Afterward in the White House Rose Garden, a Republican orgy of more
Lately and strangely in electronic reader responses to my editorial column, I have had hurled against me an accusation of being a purveyor of fake news" anytime I have critiqued the current resident of the Oval Office. What is interesting about this" more
Gifts are not customary at funerals, or for that matter programs printed on newsprint. Then again, the deceased was far from being ordinary. Roswell Bosworth Jr. died Feb. 7. He was 90 and as I learned at his service Saturday at St. Michael's Church in more
Saturday, I was perusing the bargains at JC Penney's, picking out a deeply discounted cute gray sweater to ward off the cold while waiting for the spring that I know is supposed to arrive any day now. While waiting in the long line, which moved more
This past week, the Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza (D) led a delegation of the United States Conference of Mayors to Washington DC to meet the new Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to discuss the problem of illegal immigration in America's more
The name jumped off the rooster of the 48 World War II and Korean veterans for the June 3 Rhode Island Honor Flight: Giovanni Migliaccio. Could he be related to the Migliaccios who once owned my house in Conimicut? I planned to find out by the end of the more
The 45th President of the United States Donald John Trump has experienced little success thus far in his first 100 days in office. That reality is reflected in the president's sad approval rating statistics. Of course, one might argue that the one more
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