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In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
Next week, the Gaspee Days Committee will kick off its 50th year with an impressive series of events designed to shed light on the first armed conflict of the American Revolution while also … more
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That … more
In 2013 I searched for something that would be of special interest to me, since I retired in 2011, and felt that I needed something to peak my interests and offer me something in return. Upon … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
PETER AND HIS MENTEES: Peter Koch is flanked by …
By NICK GIFFORD I am beyond saddened by the passing of one of my biggest role models in life, Peter A. Koch. I first met Peter in 1997, when I was only 10. I had lost my father that year and … more
Recently, arguments have surfaced in favor of our state’s mental health system returning to a “medical model” of community mental health care. In short, this means publicly insured Rhode … more
Reliable, competitively priced energy is essential for economic growth. Unfortunately, New England had the highest natural gas prices in the country in 2013, the result of several related regional … more
Whether or not you set New Year’s Resolutions, it’s hard not to think about healthy (or not-so-healthy) habits in January. Countless articles, experts and even commercials remind us to get … more
More than a quarter-million American women served honorably in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. These brave women sacrificed much to keep us safe. Now that they are home, our country has a solemn … more
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