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You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician whether running for office or trying to lead while … more
Last Sunday, the University of Rhode Island hosted a competition which pitted student teams against each other in defending their moral take on complex social, political and business issues. This … more
Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America – visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. That’s how we … more
Gov. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget contains a line that if adopted would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack. Our calculations suggest that this would result … more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. One way to begin … more
1854 Redux The famine pushed the Irish huddled mass across the sea And many heard Rhode Island was the land of liberty The Irish had to deal with bigotry and hate The natives shouted … more
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
Electricity prices in New England are the highest of any region in the United States and have increased 17 to 44 percent the past decade (depending on the state). Not coincidently, New England has … more
At times of increased tension, both ISIL and racists in the west are taking a similar path to polarize the public. I’d propose an alternative approach to avoid a bleak future with limited civil … more
My parents never had the opportunity to go to college. But ever since I was little, my mom made sure that I would have the chance. I’ve talked to a lot of high school students who come from … more
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