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Rhode Island’s economy has been a bloodied battleground these last few years. In that time, the General Assembly has been working to attack every facet of our economic troubles in various ways. I … more
This weekend, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are reminded of the strength and courage of convictions that led to the extraordinary, long-lasting impact he had on this … more
During the past several weeks, as talk turned toward Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, I began to think about the many things there are to be grateful for, and was reminded of one of my … more
A great amount of emphasis is being placed upon how we educate young people these days. Standards, Racing To The Top, Senior Projects, High Stakes Testing, Failing Schools, Teacher Training, etc. are … more
If you’ve followed the debates about the Deepwater Wind projects off Block Island and in RI Sound for the past several years with an open mind, you can’t help but to be confused at this point, … more
With back-to-school season upon us once again, there’s surely one thing on every parent’s mind: How much is this year going to cost? Given the current cost of living, that concern is certainly … more
Individuals struggling with an addiction to drugs often travel a difficult path. Sometimes it starts out so harmless and simple – a drink with friends or smoking a joint just to socialize. Other … more
Federal lawmakers are constantly tinkering with the health care market. Often, these invasions have perverse consequences. Indeed, one federal initiative designed to provide poor Americans with … more
This weekend, as ceremonies, parades and special events celebrated and recognized our veterans, I was in Washington, D.C. – a fitting place, in many respects, to reflect on the men and women who … more
Young Americans may soon experience “sticker shock” when shopping for health insurance. A new survey of insurers estimates that premiums will almost triple for a hypothetical 27-year-old man next … more
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