November 23, 2014
Op-ed
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On Tuesday, April 8, I went to the White House where I met President Obama and many extraordinary women who have spent decades advocating for equality. Together, we marked Equal Pay Day, the day to … more
It was September 1994, and I had never imagined myself sitting alone in the crowded and chaotic basement of Traveler’s Aid Society, now known as Crossroads in downtown Providence, waiting to get my … more
Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing … more
It was Governor’s Bay Day this past weekend, where the bonus was free parking and free transportation to the state beaches in Narragansett Bay and along the Atlantic coast, widely acclaimed as some … more
Opponents of a state constitutional convention worry that such a gathering might diminish civil rights. Throughout the long march of American history, just the opposite has occurred. To paraphrase … more
Warwick, Johnston and Cranston have undergone a particularly difficult week or so, due to the terrible threats made against young students in those communities. It has been a traumatic event for the … more
One of Rhode Island’s great success stories is the cleanup of Narragansett Bay. A “yes” vote on Question 7 will ensure the cleanup continues. Few would argue that Narragansett Bay is the … more
In response to Steve Brown’s attack on Rhode Island’s 1986 constitutional convention (see Constitutional convention: The General Assembly’s kid brother), we’d like to note that eminent Rhode … more
If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
Every Rhode Islander rightly hates potholes because every Rhode Islander has banged through so many of them. As we all know, they’re everywhere this time of year, and to make matters worse, a lot … more
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