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In a speech to a Joint Session of Congress, our 45th president for the first time in his two-year political history found his presidential voice. Reading verbatim off the TelePrompTer, Donald Trump delivered a speech without outrageous histrionics, more
I fished for my phone, digging deep into my pants pocket. I expected it was Carol inquiring when I would be home and was surprised to find it was my son, Ted. “We’re going for a W-A-L-K,” he … more
2016 saw our nation upside down in search of change for change's sake and a globe rife with terror and uncertainty. As a result, a modern day carnival barker ascended to the presidency, England voted to abandon the European Union to its detriment and the more
The ongoing investigation into Russian influence pertaining to the 2016 general election, the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, the supposed breaching of the emoluments statutes by the Trump family or organization, and the president's more
This legislative year, the General Assembly and the administration are facing a myriad of issues that will have lasting effects on the citizens of the Ocean State. The eternal problem with our government is its uneven distribution of power between the more
The sky was brightening. It was the first day of the New Year and we had already been to Green Airport to drop off my daughter Diana and her daughter, Natalie, to catch a 7 a.m. flight to Chicago, where they would connect with another flight to Jackson, more
I spent a good part of my weekend in the tub. No, this wasn't a relaxing pastime lulling in warm water, reading with background music playing. The music, if it can be called that, consisted of the tapping of a hammer against a chisel that ricocheted off more
Pomp and circumstance, passionate promises and astronomical aspirations flew flamboyantly around the chamber as state reps and senators were sworn in and set positions for individual recognition. The over-sized, over-blown structure of our unnecessarily more
By HERB WEISS During the month of May, commencement speakers will be addressing the graduating Class of 2017 at Colleges, Universities and higher learning institutions in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. Robed graduating seniors will listen more
I’d done as I was told. “Watch the video and try to get here before 9.” Now that I was in a trailer on the flight line at Quonset Point, I wasn’t prepared for what was to come next. I … more
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