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There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or experiencing a tragedy. I wrote this a few days after a 21-year-old man killed nine people while they were attending a … more
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, recited his sixth State of the Union Address this past week. In doing so, he stretched the truth of his administration’s record. Also, he … more
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for Senator J. Michael Lenihan on March 5 at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown. Senator Lenihan … more
I love old movies. One of my favorites is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It’s the story of an idealistic young man, Jimmy Stewart, who goes to Washington, D.C., as a new legislator. He’s a … more
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
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
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN On Tuesday, April 7, changes needed to extend much needed, and in some cases desperately needed, sewer lines were held hostage to satisfy the demands of a small group of … 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
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
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING As a child I can remember folks like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King advocating on behalf of Black Americans. In addition, I can vividly recall Bob Dylan and other … more
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