September 22, 2014
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A CODE OF ETHICS THAT’S NOT: When Rhode Island enacted a Code of Ethics in 1992, one of its key provisions was a “revolving door” prohibition that was intended to keep state elected … more
The smallest adjustment can have dramatic outcomes. Surely someone has said it much better than that. But the lesson is simple as understood by mariners when setting a course before the days of … more
Ever wonder how an item, a word, an expression, even the clouds on a clear sun-lit day can serve as a key to unlock memories? They’re triggers. You find yourself thinking, “I’ve seen this … more
PRIMARY RESULTS: This column goes to production Tuesday morning in order to print in all three Beacon Communications papers. Therefore, nothing will be found about the primary results. There will … more
Carol calls it the “raw egg” look. I tend to think of Pavlov and wonder if the dogs he used for experiments are Ollie’s descendants. The “raw egg” is a fitting description, for when … more
If only silliness could be prescribed, and just imagine how it might work. After listening to a description of aches and pains and a list of tribulations, the doc, with an air of concern and … more
Fairness and blackberries are important. Carol reminded me of this when she returned from walking Ollie at Confreda fields. “Look,” she said with an air of triumph holding up a small glass … more
WILL MCCAFFREY LEAD OR KOW-TOW? Warwick State Senator Michael McCaffrey is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the committee that stopped progress on eliminating the detested master lever … more
TIME TO PHASE OUT THE VA? In a Wall Street Journal commentary piece last week, Dr. Hal Scherz, a highly respected urologist and medical school professor, related numerous stories from his personal … more
JOE KERNAN
Conservative radio newscaster Paul Harvey really had something going. Yes, I’m dating myself because Harvey hasn’t been on the airwaves for years – he died in 2009 – and other than … more
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