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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
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
It has often been said that Rhode Island is like one big family. Because Rhode Island is a close-knit community, there are few of us who haven’t seen a family member, neighbor, or friend … more
The presumptive Democratic nominee for president in 2016 is unquestionably Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a prospective primary season, there have only been two other viable potential adversaries … more
As Rhode Island lawmakers take a serious look at reforming our marijuana laws this legislative session, it is crucial that we keep in mind an important fact. Whether you love it or hate it, whether … more
I would like to respond to Richard Walsh’s letter appearing in the Beacon of March 19 concerning Iran. Iran is a country of 80 million mostly good people. The USA is a country of 320 million … more
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