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During the presidential campaign of 1992, billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot, an independent candidate, warned the nation about the deleterious effects of the possible passage of the North … more
Like a hopeful child enumerating her wishes for Father Christmas, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her proposed state budget. Faced with the dilemma of trying to strike an alliance with Speaker of the … more
This past week, the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox revealed their financial requirements to build a new Triple-A baseball stadium in our capital city. Termed in the press as the “Big … more
The former governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Davenport Chafee, announced this past week he had formed an exploratory committee in order to seek the Democratic nomination for president of the United … more
In the expanse of my lifetime, mankind has progressed from the harbinger of an ominously beeping Soviet satellite to a Multinational Space Station with astronaut commuters from various countries. We … more
In the 1938 film “Reefer Madness,” the promotional posters for the movie asserted that “Women cry for it” and “Men die for it.” On the bottom of the poster was the subtitle, “Drug … more
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra (Cornith), was punished by the god Zeus for making false promises to the subjects of his kingdom. As Sisyphus amassed wealth and spent little on the … more
There is an Old Persian Proverb that states: “A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous.” This proverb was written in relation to new … more
This past week at Twin River Casino Event Center, retired state workers cast a vote of approval on the latest proposed pension settlement offer. Those actually voting were a tiny sample of all the … more
The Island Nation of Cuba has had a tumultuous relationship with the United States of America. Prior to the Fidel Castro led socialist revolution of 1959 Cuba was a Latin American paradise. Following … more
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