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In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport's waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. For some, the challenges caused by more
During one of the recent debates, to determine the Republican Presidential Candidate, Marco Rubio stated that “welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less … more
Fear sells. It also is used by politicians to get votes. While using fear as part of a strategy is certainly not new, it is important for us all to step back and examine that which frightens us. … more
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
Celeste Mullane, who will have three children attending Pilgrim High School this fall made the following comments at the School Committee meeting. I have come before the School Committee and I have written numerous emails regarding my more
On a nice weekend, I will ride my motorcycle for a few hours to clear my head and reflect on the previous week at the State House. Our vehicles are much more than a mode of transportation. For many of us, they are a place of 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
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